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A mentor makes a long-term commitment to your career as an adviser, advocate, critic, and instructor whose guidance helps your scientific plans, professional development, and advancement.
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Opportunities and Resources

The Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) provides funding for small-scale research projects that give undergraduate students an opportunity to gain significant biomedical research experience.
NIAID aims to develop a range of approaches for studying bunyaviruses using both established and novel technologies, prioritizing vector competence, virology and pathogenesis, and human innate and adaptive responses to infection.

In The News

Use NIH’s new biographical sketch and other support formats and instructions for your applications, preaward submissions, and progress reports. The updated formats and instructions are optional now and will become a requirement on January 25, 2022.
NIAID requests input from the radiation biology and microbiome research communities on the science of the interplay between radiation exposure and the microbiome, with an eye toward targeted therapeutics.
Learn how to flatten your Portable Document Format (PDF) file attachments before you upload them to the eRA Commons. If you upload a PDF that isn’t flat, it may trigger an eRA Commons error message.

Advice Corner

Investigators, if you are proposing human subjects research, be sure to follow NIH’s inclusion policies on special populations, i.e., women, minorities, and all ages.

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