Who Can Apply
- Have a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., or equivalent graduate degree)
- Have completed most recent doctoral degree within the past five years
- Have less than five years of relevant research experience since award of most recent doctoral degree
- Be a current NIAID postdoctoral fellow or currently applying for NIAID postdoctoral positions
Note: Available appointments may differ based on citizenship and postdoctoral experience.
Find more information about postdoctoral training opportunities from the NIH Office of Training and Education (OITE)
How To Apply
Applications must include
- Proposal (3–5 pages)
- Scientific proposal
- Travel plan
- Clear outline of the involvement of each mentor/laboratory
- Curriculum vitae (CV) from candidate and each mentor
- Letter of support from each mentor
Note: Candidates may be invited to give an oral presentation to the admission committee.
NIAID Maryland and RML
The RML-Bethesda program was created to take advantage of the unique resources at both RML in Hamilton, Montana, and the main NIH facilities in Maryland, by allowing fellows to have two mentors within NIAID. With more than 2,000 miles separating the two campuses, trainees have the chance to experience two different research environments, with complementary research focuses. During their three year research project, postdocs will divide their time between the two labs for a fully collaborative research project. This dual-mentored, collaborative structure allows trainees to explore new ideas by leveraging the expertise in different areas of allergic, immunologic, and infectious diseases.
NIAID Now Blog Post: Maryland to Montana: Fellows Have Innovative Research Opportunity