Biomedical Research Training Program for
Individuals from Underrepresented Groups
The NHLBI established the Biomedical Research Training Program
for Individuals from Underrepresented Groups (BRTPUG) to offer
opportunities for underrepresented post-baccalaureate individuals
to receive training in basic, translational, and clinical research. The
purpose of the program is to enhance career opportunities
in biomedical sciences, including clinical
and laboratory medicine, epidemiology, and biostatistics as
applied to the etiology and treatment of heart, blood vessel,
lung, and blood diseases.
BRTPUG offers each participant the opportunity to work closely
with leading research scientists in the Division of Intramural
Research and extramural scientists in the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences -Prevention
and Population Sciences Program. The program provides participants with
hands-on training in a research environment, which will prepare
them to continue their studies and advance their careers in
clinical and basic research.
The program supports recently completed post-baccalaureates, who have completed academic training in course
work relevant to biomedical, behavioral, or statistical research.
Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA)
or science course GPA of 3.3 or better on a 4.0 scale, or
4.3 or better on a 5.0 scale, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent
The trainee's research internship is a one-time appointment of 1-2 year's beginning the
summer of selection. Each trainee is assigned to a mentor
who is responsible for designing a carefully planned training
Who is eligible?
Underrepresented post-baccalaureate individuals planning to pursue advanced degrees in the biomedical sciences, who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/veterinary, pharmacy) school.
Research training in
the NHLBI intramural or extramural program
Duration of support?
Post-Baccalaureate: 1 to 2 year period beginning the summer of selection
Research training in the NHLBI intramural
or extramural program in Bethesda, Maryland
For Post-Baccalaureate individuals, 1-2 year research internships begin
in June-September of the calendar year. A complete application package including three letters of reference (at least one must be from a research mentor) must
be submitted by January 15. The NHLBI strongly encourages early submission of applications.
recent announcement for the BRTPUG program and post-baccalaureate
stipends can be found at URL: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/training/redbook/brtpug.htm.
Stipends are prorated based on the actual number of weeks
How to apply:
To apply, please use the NHLBI
on-line application. Applications must be submitted on-line.
Please Note: For the Online Application, please provide the name and contact information for three references at least one must be from a research mentor.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the following office:
Dr. Helena O. Mishoe
Office of Research Training and Minority Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 9180, MSC 7913
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7913
Phone: (301) 451-5081
Revised September 2013