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NIH Diversity in Extramural Programs: Career Pathway Resources for Predoctoral/Graduate Students

Learn how diversity supports the mission of the National Institutes of Health, find opportunities to participate in diversity programs, meet researchers, and more.

NIH Programs for Graduate and Clinical Students

Graduate students acquire the knowledge and independence that is required to earn the research doctorate degree. Clinical students acquire the knowledge to earn the clinical doctorate degree. Most importantly, students engage in highly structured research projects under the supervision of an experienced mentor.

NIH Surgical Disparities Research Program

An initiative to support research to better understand and address disparities in surgical care and outcomes for disadvantaged populations.

Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowships

Information on an opportunity for URM graduate students to receive funding assistance to attend their first GRC.

AAMC Listing of Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs

A searchable list of AAMC associated post-bac premedical programs.

AAMC MD-PhD Dual Degree Training Resources

Workshops and tools for prospective applicants, and information about career paths, education and training, financial support, and an FAQ.

AAMC Admission Resources

The AAMC admissions hub brings together all relevant resources for propsective medical school students, including supporting the admissions lifecycle, admissions processing solutions, data and research, and learning opportunities.


An insider’s guide, written by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD, to medical school admissions.

IBP Pathways to Science

Use this website to find programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, as well as resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention, and mentoring.


There are many sources of fellowships that support graduate study in the STEM disciplines.  Many of these fellowships not only cover tuition and fees, but also provide a generous stipend and assist with health insurance.

  • Click here for IBP’s listings of portable funding opportunities (such as fellowships) for students at the masters level.
  • Click here for IBP’s listings of portable funding opportunities for students at the Ph.D. level.

Doctoral Programs

The following resources are worth considering if you are looking ahead to a doctoral degree.

  • Click here for a list of doctoral programs that across many of the NIH-funded biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social science fields (you may use IBP’s search tools to refine your search).
  • Click here to view a list of programs through the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP). AGEP programs provide excellent mentorship and professional development support to students as they pursue their graduate degrees. There are over 33 Alliances located at over 200 colleges and universities.
  • Click here to take a look at IGERT – Integrative Graduate Education Research and Traineeship programs. IGERT programs are interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs, worth exploring if you think you may be interested in pursuing a Ph.D. IGERTs provide full tuition coverage plus a stipend, and are available in a wide variety of disciplines.
  • Click here for information about The Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) offered through the American Society of Hematology. Each year, up to 10 minority medical students enrolled in DO, MD, or MD/PhD programs are selected to participate. Students can select from two MMSAP options: Summer research experience or Flexible research experience.

STEM Resources Graduate Students

Information on fellowships, graduate programs, a webinar archive, and a resource toolbox for graduate students.

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