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Training and Career

On this portal, find information about fellowships, career awards, training, and the NIH Loan Repayment Program.

Go to the New and Early-Stage Investigators portal if you're getting ready for an independent grant.

Find support appropriate to you. Use these graphics to see which award may be appropriate for you.

Note: All training and career development awards (except K99/R00) require U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.

Get help from NIAID. Get information and advice about training and career awards.

Email the Office of Research Training and Special Programs at

Talk to a program officer to learn about grant types and opportunities. Also get advice about whether your area of science fits NIAID's mission.

Find information by award type on our Web pages.

  • Career Development Awards (K)—support Ph.D.s and clinicians seeking further training in biomedical research.
  • Fellowship Grants (F)—provide research experience to students and scientists at various stages of their careers.
  • Loan Repayment Programs—repay qualifying educational debt of M.D.s and some other doctoral-level professionals.
  • Research Supplements (diversity, primary caregiver, and reentry to a scientific career).
    • Supplements go to existing grantees.
    • Investigators who wish to work on a grant should talk to the principal investigator.
  • Training Grants (T)
    • Institutional training grants are for prominent investigators who can lead a training program.
    • Trainee-level investigators should contact their institution about training opportunities.

Are you a new or early-stage investigator getting ready for an independent research grant? Go to our New and Early-Stage Investigators portal.

Learn how to prepare an application.

Pick an opportunity using the appropriate parent program announcement.

Find more NIAID grant portals. Go to our other Grants portals by stage, audience, and science area.

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Last Updated July 17, 2013

Last Reviewed July 17, 2013