Take Advantage of NIAMS Opportunities at Each Stage in Your Education and Career
The NIAMS actively seeks interested candidates who want to learn about the latest advances in basic and clinical research at an early stage in their careers. We offer research training programs for students at all levels. Students may take part in research projects, learn a variety of laboratory techniques, and in many cases, be responsible for carrying out experiments. Students also attend seminars, journal clubs, data sessions, and safety and other training courses available to the intramural scientific community.
Programs for Graduate and Medical Students
Graduate Partnerships Program
Graduate students conduct all or part of their dissertation research at NIH through the NIH-University Ph.D. training partnership (duration of 3-5 years).
Medical Research Scholars Program
MRSP is a year-long residential research immersion program for medical, dental and veterinary students seeking careers as clinician-scientists.
Programs for Postbaccalaureate Students
Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award
Recent college graduates who plan to apply to graduate or professional school to spend one or two years gaining laboratory training experience.
Recent college graduates with an interest in health disparities spend the year working with investigators to enhance knowledge of gaps in health outcomes and address disparity issues.
Programs for Undergraduate Students
NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The NIH provides competitive scholarships for exceptional students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing degrees in fields related to biomedical research.
Programs for All Academic Levels
NIAMS Scientific Summer Student Program
Students spend the summer working in a NIAMS research laboratory to gain an understanding of and experience with basic biomedical research.