Graduate and Doctoral Students
Training at the NHLBI- Training and Career Development
Training and career development opportunities at the NHLBI in Bethesda, Maryland cover a broad spectrum of disciplines for individuals at career stages ranging from high school students, graduate students, scientists, clinicians, and healthcare professionals. Click on the program names below for detailed descriptions and information on how to apply.
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Graduate Training at the NHLBI
Brings PhD graduate students to the NIH Intramural Research Program for dissertation research. Participants enjoy the academic environment of a university, the extensive research resources of the NIH, and the breadth and depth of the research programs of both the host university and the NIH.
MD/PhD Partnership Training Program
Encourages the success and development of students pursuing a future as physician-scientists in basic and translational biomedical research. The program fosters innovative and interdisciplinary PhD partnerships in an accelerated setting with a completion time of approximately four years.
NHLBI Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
Join a NHLBI research laboratory for a minimum of ten weeks between June and August and conduct research in selected areas of investigation under the guidance of an NHLBI intramural research scientist.
Funding for Training- Training and Career Development
The NHLBI supports fellowships, research career development awards, and training/education research for those pursuing biomedical or behavioral research careers in cardiovascular, pulmonary, or hematologic health and disease, sleep disorders, or transfusion medicine, at universities and institutions across the country. Click on the program names below for detailed descriptions and information on how to apply.
Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)
- Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed (PA-21-071)
Provides administrative supplements to currently active NIH research grants to enhance the diversity of the research workforce.
Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral NRSA for MD/PhD and other Dual Degree Fellowships
Enhances the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students, who are matriculated in a combined MD/PhD who intend careers as physician-scientists.
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity)
- Parent F31-Diversity (PA-20-251)
Enhances the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce. The proposed mentored research training is expected to enhance the individual's potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.
Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award
- Parent F31 (PA-21-051)
Enables promising predoctoral students with potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientists, to obtain mentored research training while conducting dissertation research. The F31 is also used to enhance workforce diversity though a separate program.
NRSA Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant
- Parent T35 (PA-23-080)
Supports short-term research training often during the summer for students in health professional schools in focused, often emerging scientific areas.
Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award
- Parent T32 (PA-20-142)
Enables institutions to recruit individuals selected by them for predoctoral and postdoctoral research training in specified shortage areas. The goal of this program is to prepare qualified predoctoral and/or postdoctoral trainees for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. View the additional NHLBI-specific funding announcement focused on diversity.
Read the Supplemental Guidelines for the Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award.
Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research
- Clinical Trial Not Allowed (RFA-HL-22-012)
Supports research education activities that: (a) Complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs; (b) Enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce; (c) Help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences; or (d) Foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications.
T32 Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity
- Diversity T32 (RFA-HL-22-001)
The NHLBI's T32 Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity is a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Program intended to support training of predoctoral and health professional students and individuals in postdoctoral training institutions with an institutional mission focused on serving health disparity populations not well represented in scientific research, or institutions that have been identified by federal legislation as having an institutional mission focused on these populations, with the potential to develop meritorious training programs in cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases, and sleep disorders.