The National Institute of Health (NIH) offers underrepresented students research training for 1-2 years in the biomedical sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership for a national program of research in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood, and in the uses and management of blood resources. Program offers graduate students training in fundamental biomedical sciences and clinical research, under the direction of leading NHLBI research investigators. Post Baccalaureate opportunities begin from June through September of the selection year.
Health Sciences. Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. School of Engineering.
Prospective Graduate Students. Current Graduate Students.
Open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Must have recently completed a bachelor's degree. OR, will complete a bachelor's degree by the summer of selection. GPA of 3.3 or better. Must be planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/veterinary/pharmacy) school. Must have completed course work relevant biomedical, behavioral, or statistical research. Must have a specific intention to further pursue an advanced degree after training. CV or resume. List of coursework and grades. Research and career interests. List of honors and awards. 3 references; at least 1 must be from a research mentor. Preference is given to underrepresented students: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Latinos, Latinas, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders. Preference is given to individuals with disabilities. Preference is given to individuals who come from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds. Preference is given to individuals who come from a social, cultural, or educational environment such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments that have demonstrably and recently directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career.
Stipends of $28,550 to $31,950 per year, depending on academic standing and experience.
Dr. Helena O. Mishoe
Associate Director for Research Training and Diversity
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Office of Research Training and Minority Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 9180, MSC 7913
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7913