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.
NIAID is one of the largest Institutes of NIH. NIAID conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For more than 60 years, NIAID research has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies that have improved the health of millions of people in the United States and around the world.
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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).
Because this program seeks students interested in a training position within the year, we expect:
All candidates will be notified via email of their selection status in early December. Be sure to provide an email address you check regularly and will have access to in early December.
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 at the Government rate after the event.
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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.
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 as soon as possible.
If you have questions about your GPA or other aspects of eligibility for INRO, please contact INRO@niaid.nih.gov.
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. 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 August 12, 2015