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.
Facilitates the transition of investigators to independent, productive research careers. One or two phase award; an initial period of mentored research, followed by a period of independent research at an extramural institution.
Provides a unique opportunity for physicians interested in academic careers to develop a strong clinical grounding in hematology and oncology as well as a comprehensive introduction to clinical, laboratory and translational-based research.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has established the Marshall W. Nirenberg Postdoctoral Fellowship to provide rigorous post-graduate training in the biomedical sciences under the mentorship of a Tenure Track Investigator in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR) at the NHLBI. The Nirenberg Fellowship is designed to provide trainees with intense research training as well as opportunities for career development, including attendance at national and international meetings.
Postdoctoral training in the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) provides the opportunity for recent doctoral degree recipients to enhance their research skills in the resource-rich National Institutes of Health (NIH) environment.
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.
The purpose of this award is to attract to NIH-relevant research those investigators whose quantitative science and engineering research has thus far not been focused primarily on questions of health and disease. The K25 supports productive professionals with quantitative (e.g., statistics, economics, computer science, physics, chemistry) and engineering backgrounds to integrate their expertise with NIH-relevant research.
Increases and maintains a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers or clinician-scientists from mentored research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers. View the fact sheet for more information.
All-expense-paid Summer Institute, research education and mentoring initiative sponsored by the NHLBI to address the difficulties experienced by junior investigators and transitioning postdoctoral scientists in establishing independent academic research careers and negotiating through the academic ranks.
- Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed (PA-20-166)
Provides administrative supplements to currently active NIH research grants to enhance the diversity of the research workforce.
Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp)
- Admin Supp – Clinical Trial Not Allowed (PA-18-592)
Provides administrative supplements to currently active NIH research grants to support individuals with high potential to re-enter an active research career after a qualifying interruption for family or other responsibilities.
- Parent F32 (PA-20-242)
Enhances the research training of promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.
- 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.
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.