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Training and Career

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

Key Pages

Action Items

1. Find Support by Career Stage

2. Get Help from NIAID

3. Find Information by Award Type

  • Career Development Awards (K). Ks support Ph.D.s and clinicians seeking further training in biomedical research.
  • Fellowship Grants (F). Fs provide research experience to students and scientists at various stages of their careers.
  • Loan Repayment Programs (LRP). The LRP repays 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.

4. Learn How to Apply

5. Find More Grant Portals

  • Go to our other Grants portals by stage, audience, and science area.

Reference Reading at NIAID

Links Beyond NIAID


Find contacts at Communicating With NIAID—How to Get Help or email

Last Updated November 23, 2015

Last Reviewed November 10, 2015