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.

Helena Mishoe Fellowship.

Mishoe Fellowship

The purpose of the Mishoe Fellowship is to enhance career opportunities in biomedical sciences for post baccalaureate individuals, who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/veterinary/pharmacy) school with a career goal of becoming a doctorally-trained scientist or physician-scientist. Read more about the RADM Helena O. Mishoe Fellowship.

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.

Summer Internship Program (SIP)

The Summer Internship Program provides high school, college, medical and graduate students the opportunity to conduct intramural research in NIH laboratories in Bethesda, Maryland and Framingham, Massachusetts. Summer interns spend six - eight weeks working in basic and clinical research areas under the mentorship of an NHLBI principal investigator. Students also participate in an array of professional development events and have mentorship opportunities.

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.



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.