Training, fellowship, and career development opportunities.

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.

Postbaccalaureate Research Training at the NHLBI


Prepares recent college graduates for a future career in research, either in Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. programs by joining a research laboratory for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years. During this time, fellows are expected to submit an application for admission to graduate or professional school.

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.



Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research


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.

Summer Institute in Biostatistics

Offers a comprehensive six to seven week summer training course on biostatistics at six supported institutions using data collected in studies of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.