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Wendy J. Fibison, Ph.D.
Associate Director, OTD
Phone: 301-496-2638

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Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO)

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NIAID Training Programs

NIAID offers both laboratory and clinical research training programs for students and postdoctoral fellows. To learn more about NIAID basic and clinical research training and the Office of Training and Diversity, please visit the following sites:

NIAID training programs include the following:

All Levels

  • Summer Internship Program (Application Deadline: March 1)
    Successful applicants will join one of NIAID’s research laboratories for a minimum of eight consecutive weeks between late May and September.


  • Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training (No Application Deadline)
    Recent college graduates will spend a year engaged in biomedical investigation at one of NIAID’s research laboratories. Graduates must begin their postbaccalaureate training within two years of receipt of the undergraduate degree. During their tenure in the program, postbaccalaureate fellows also are expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school. The duration of the program is normally 1 year, but the fellowship can be extended for an additional year provided the performance of the trainee is satisfactory and continued support by the laboratory is available.

Graduate and Medical Student

  • Graduate Partnerships Program (Check Website for Deadline)
    Students spend their first year at the university while taking graduate-level courses. In the second year, students move partially or completely to the NIH campus for their research and continue in higher level graduate courses. The following years are dedicated completely to research. Affiliation with the home university is maintained throughout the graduate program experience.
  • Medical Research Scholars Program
    Medical students spend a year engaged in a mentored basic, clinical, or translational research project in an area that matches their interests and goals. Students will participate in hands- on research across the full continuum of biomedical research—the bench, the bedside, and between both—including computational biology, medical informatics, and other emerging areas of contemporary science.


  • Postdoctoral Intramural Research Training (No Application Deadline)
    Various training opportunities are available in NIAID intramural laboratories and the NIH research hospital, the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center.
  • Malaria Infection Biology Research and Training Program (No Application Deadline)
    Young scientists finishing their Ph.D.s in immunology, parasitology, or closely related fields will explore significant problems at the interface of the immune response and malaria.

Programs include accredited medical fellowship training in allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases.


  • Allergy and Immunology Training Program (No Application Deadline)
    Physicians who are well grounded in clinical internal medicine or pediatrics and who will pursue careers in academic medicine will spend a year in clinical rotations followed by a year in both clinical care and in research. The third year of training is devoted exclusively to research.
  • Infectious Diseases Research Training Program (No Application Deadline)
    Physicians who are already well grounded in clinical medicine and who intend to pursue academic careers in infectious diseases will develop clinical and research skills. This intensive, 3-year program includes a year spent exclusively in clinical rotations, followed by two subsequent years pursuing individual research interests under the direction of a faculty research mentor.
  • Transition Program in Clinical Research (No Application Deadline)
    Physicians gain clinical and translational research experience in association with an NIAID Division of Intramural Research laboratory. The program aims to increase the pool of well-trained clinical investigators who are competitive for clinical tenure-track positions.

Last Updated July 03, 2013

Last Reviewed July 03, 2013