NHGRI Training Mission: Prepare a diverse and talented genomics workforce that is operating at the forefront of genomics in order to accelerate scientific and medical breakthroughs to improve human health.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) provides both institutional and individual funding to help scientists develop their skills as researchers and professionals. Our programs offer opportunities at the undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, graduate, postdoctoral and faculty levels.
Centers of Excellence at 1890 Institutions (1890 COEs)
The intent of the 1890 COEs Program is to provide support for Centers of Excellence that were originally established in 2015 in conjunction with the 125th Anniversary of the Second Morrill Act of 1890. The 1890 COEs are hosted by 1890 Land-Grant Institutions with the goals of: 1) increasing profitability and rural prosperity in underserved farming communities; 2) addressing critical needs for enhanced international training and development; and 3) increasing diversity in the science, technology, engineering, agriculture and mathematics (STEAM) pipeline.
The SPAD (Sponsored Programs Development Funding Opportunities) application process from NIH NIGMS Training & NRMN
Join the NRMN/NIGMS webinar to learn more about the SPAD (Sponsored Programs Development Funding Opportunities) program. The SPAD program consists of NIGMS TWD staff for a Workshop on NIH NIGMS TWD Funding at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. The SPAD workshop should be of interest to faculty who are engaged in student research training. Funding opportunities for community colleges, and bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degree awarding institutions will be discussed.
In the SPAD workshop, you’ll gain information on the grants process, tips for writing proposals, the peer review process, and more.
August 23, 2019 – Clarifying Competing Application Instructions and Notice of Publication of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Proposed Human Fetal Tissue Research. See Notice NOT-OD-19-137.
July 26, 2019 – Changes to NIH Requirements Regarding Proposed Human Fetal Tissue Research. See Notice NOT-OD-19-128.June 25, 2019 – Notice of Pre-Application Webinar for RFA-RM-19-003. See Notice NOT-GM-19-045.
Deadline to apply: 10/8/2019
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications from sites not currently part of the Common Fund Enhancing Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce initiative, also known as the Diversity Program Consortium (DPC), to expand the national impact of the program. The purpose is to provide funds to institutions to implement DPC scientific approaches to understanding the effectiveness of biomedical research training, mentoring or research capacity building interventions aimed at enhancing diversity in the biomedical research workforce.
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Sexual and Gender Minority Populations in NIH-Supported Research
Release Date: August 28, 2019 -NIH Announces Revised Definition of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations for Research Purposes
Notice Number: NOT-OD-19-139
NIH has announced the revision of the definition of sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations for research purposes. It is expected that this Notice (NOT-OD-19-139) will help to enhance the representation of SGM individuals in the agency’s research portfolio and to stimulate the development of novel research projects and strategies to better understand and advance SGM health. The NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office would like to make it clear that this change in definition is not intended to exclude any person or population previously included under the former definition of SGM populations.
MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00). Supports postdoctoral scientists from diverse backgrounds conducting research in areas within the NIGMS mission by providing up to 5 years of support in two phases. The initial (K99) phase provides support for up to 2 years of mentored postdoctoral research training and career development. The second (R00) phase provides up to 3 years of independent research support once the scholar transitions to an independent faculty position. Awardees must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents. For more information see: PAR-19-343. Please note, the first application deadline is February 12, 2020.
MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Cooperative Agreement to Promote Diversity (UE5). Supports scientific societies whose members conduct research within the NIGMS mission. Awardees will provide skills development, mentoring, and networking opportunities that prepare cohorts of scholars supported by MOSAIC K99/R00 awards to transition into, succeed, and advance in independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions. For more information see: PAR-19-342. Please note the first application deadline is November 15, 2019.
There is limited genomic and epigenomic data from U.S. racial/ethnic minorities. NIMHD is looking for investigators to bridge this gap with this #FundingOpportunity to identify the mechanisms by which social factors lead to epigenetic changes and gene function that affect minority health and/or health disparities.
Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) promotes biomedical research training opportunities in allergic, immunologic, or infectious diseases. Applicants for INRO should be talented senior-level undergraduate students, those who have recently completed a master’s degree, or those who are in their final year of a master’s degree program. Through INRO, the NIAID training office sponsors postbac trainees from U.S. populations underrepresented in the biomedical sciences and those dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion — as defined by Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity Notice. Individuals from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the biomedical sciences and be actively pursuing a postbaccalaureate (postbac) research training position – also called an Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) – in NIAID at the time of their INRO application. If selected to attend the visit, and if offered a position, candidates should be prepared to confirm a laboratory by March 1, with a start date of June 15 of the visit year.