Funded Research: NIH open now for those interested in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research


The National Institutes of Health offer a number of different funding and research opportunities for students at all levels, but there are two geared toward undergrads/recent graduates for which applications are now available:

  1. The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship programis open now for undergrads who have high levels of financial need and are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. This scholarship provides up to $20,000/year for up to 4 years, along with a 10-week summer lab experience at an NIH research lab, and a year of employment at the NIH after graduation! Deadline is March 17.

  1. Graduating seniors and recent grads interested in biomedical research should consider the NIH Post-Bac Intramural Research Training Award, which provides recent college graduates planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy/nursing/veterinary, etc.) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. This application process is rolling, and applicants are encouraged to apply three to six months before they wish to begin their training at the NIH.

There are more details about eligibility requirements, but just as a quick note, both of these programs are limited to US citizens and permanent residents.

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is available to support


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