Training and Career Development Grant Programs

NIAID uses these programs to develop and support the next generation of biomedical researchers — people just entering graduate school, finishing their doctorates, or coming in from other fields. These awards enable promising scientists to gain education and experience. 

Training Grants (T)

National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) and Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (T35) provide domestic, nonprofit, and private or public graduate-level academic institutions with funds for training predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates.

Fellowship Grants (F)

NIH awards National Research Service Award (NRSA) individual fellowship grants to provide research experience to students and scientists at various stages of their careers.

Career Development Awards (K)

NIAID offers career development awards, which enable scientists with diverse backgrounds to enhance their careers in biomedical research. Mentored K awards can also have positive effects on your publication record and subsequent receipt of NIH grants.

Loan Repayment Programs

NIH Loan Repayment Programs help M.D.s and some other doctoral-level professionals pursue research careers by repaying qualifying educational debt.

Research Supplements

Research supplements add funds to an existing grant to increase the participation of scientists from underrepresented groups in biomedical research. Supplements also help promising researchers return to a scientific career.

Content last reviewed on : 

August 11, 2016

Have Questions?

If you have questions about training and career awards, contact AITrainingHelpDesk@niaid.nih.gov