Wendy J. Fibison, Ph.D.
Associate Director, OTD
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INRO is sponsored by the Office of Training and Diversity (OTD), the training office of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). NIAID is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Because this program seeks students interested in a postdoctoral training position within the year, we expect doctoral students to be near the completion of their program. Students must have completed their qualifying exams and much of their dissertation and be close to the point of defending their dissertation.
Make sure you have completed all the required fields on the application and then resubmit the application. If you are still having problems, please contact the INRO program coordinator at INRO@niaid.nih.gov.
The online application process will automatically send you an email indicating receipt of your application. Therefore, you must ensure that the contact information included on your application is complete and accurate. If you do not receive receipt notification via email, please contact the INRO program coordinator promptly at INRO@niaid.nih.gov.
Up to 20 outstanding students will be selected for the program. A team of NIAID scientists will evaluate the applications and make final selections based on the selection criteria.
Students selected to attend INRO are expected to reschedule other outstanding commitments in order to attend the full program. INRO is a highly competitive program. Because the number of positions is limited, OTD will select only those students who are available for the entire program.
The program begins Monday morning and ends Thursday afternoon. Travel days for most students will be Sunday morning, and Thursday afternoon, following the completion of the program.
OTD will cover hotel, and long-distance transportation and reimburse INRO students for meals and local transportation after the event.
All candidates will be notified in early December. Acceptance notifications will be sent via email; declination letters will be sent via postal mail to the address listed in your application. Be sure to provide email and mailing addresses you check regularly and will have access to in early December.
Yes. You will be required to submit an official transcript from the school you are currently attending if you are accepted to participate in INRO. The grades entered into the electronic application are for evaluation purposes only.
Students selected also must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. In addition, graduate and medical students must submit a letter from their school verifying that they are in good standing or have been accepted for admission.
Participation in INRO does not guarantee a training position at NIAID. However, every effort will be made to identify laboratories within NIAID that would be a good match for INRO participants. INRO participants will have an opportunity to interview with prospective principal investigators regarding possible training opportunities at Bethesda, Maryland; Rockville, Maryland; or the Rocky Mountain Laboratories at Hamilton, Montana.
On the INRO application, you have the option of choosing to consent to having your application sent to other NIH Institutes and Centers for their consideration in the event that you are not selected for INRO. Therefore, if you select "yes" to that question, you may be contacted by another NIH Institute or Center about what training programs interest you.
We encourage you to find out more about NIH’s training programs and apply.
NIH, or the National Institutes of Health, is the world’s largest biomedical research institution. NIH seeks to improve health by conducting research in its own laboratories and by funding the research of other scientists throughout the United States and around the world. NIH, headquartered in a suburb of Washington, DC, is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an agency of the federal government.
We encourage students from populations underrepresented in biomedical research with strong academic backgrounds who are interested in learning more about opportunities in research to apply. If you have further questions please contact INRO@niaid.nih.gov. For information on all of NIH's training programs, visit www.training.nih.gov.
This program offered by the: Office of Training and Diversity, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
Last Updated July 26, 2013