NIH recognizes diversity as an essential element for advancing the global biomedical research community. In an effort to support this mission and reflect this priority, NIAID works to develop, support, and promote diverse and inclusive training opportunities where all scientists feel valued and empowered to participate in the NIH mission of improving human health though scientific discovery.
NIAID strives to promote diversity at every stage of biomedical research training, from high school to postdoctoral trainees. The primary goal is to engage and recruit trainees from populations underrepresented in biomedical research — which includes individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds — as defined by Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity. The training office also works to develop new opportunities that will enhance recruiting and retention, and to generate diversity awareness across the institute.
For more information, refer to the following:
- Scientific Workforce Diversity (SWD) Office
- Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
- Diversity in Extramural Programs
Why Train at NIAID?
“I am proud to be working in NIAID /LMIV with a team of ambitious staff to continue to deliver excellent results. I look forward to learning from the wealth of experience here and I am thankful for the support and friendship to date that continues to play an integral role in my research work.” — Bartholomew Ondigo Nyangahu, Ph.D., Postdoc, - Laboratory of Malaria Immunology and Vaccinology. Read more about Dr. Nyangahu’s experience at NIAID.