eConsult NOFOs released

January 14, 2024 - 07:19PM - by Sophie Forman

NHGRI has published three funding opportunities on genomic medicine eConsult services:

We will hold a pre-application webinar for potential applicants on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 2:00 pm ET. Registration is required. Attendees can ask questions during the webinar and are encouraged to email questions in advance to Renee Rider. After the webinar, a FAQ will be posted on the webinar website and applicants can email additional questions. Applications are due May 30, 2024.

Research Training at NIH: Upcoming virtual information sessions (Postbac, Grad, Summer, Postdoc)

November 22, 2023 - 08:34PM - by Sophie Forman

Want to do biomedical research training at NIH? The Intramural Research Program is the internal research arm of the NIH. Our scientists, trainees, and fellows work in a collaborative research environment using cutting-edge tools to perform interdisciplinary research from the bench to the bedside. We’d like to invite you to learn about training opportunities in the NIH Intramural Research Program for college students, graduate/professional school students, and recent doctoral degree holders.  

The NIH OITE is hosting virtual information sessions for potential applicants to learn more about our summer internship and postbac programs. Our website highlights our programs, outlines eligibility criteria, and application instructions. Learn more about the NIH, take a virtual tour of our Bethesda campus, read about research training, and discover how to find NIH research groups. All NIH research experiences are paid:

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Summer Internship Program

The NIH Summer Internship Program (NIH SIP) is an opportunity to spend a summer experiencing the biomedical research environment of the NIH Intramural Research Program. In addition to full-time research, all summer interns have access to career, professional, and well-being offerings. This program is for college students, community college students, and graduate students. The application opens in mid-November and closes February 16, 2024 at noon ET.  (some specialty programs have an earlier closing date)

Join us for a virtual information session to learn about the NIH and our research, get tips to apply, and get answers to your questions directly from our program staff:

Postbac Program

Recent college graduates planning to apply to graduate or professional school can spend one or two years doing full-time research and preparing for the next step in their career. All postbacs have access to career, professional, and well-being offerings, including medical and/or graduate school advising. There are no opening/closing dates for the general postbac program, applicants are selected on a rolling basis.

Also, there is the Postbac Enrichment Program (OITE-PEP), a cohort program within the broader NIH Postbac Program. In addition to having access to the resources offered to all NIH postbacs, OITE-PEP postbacs participate in intensive programming within their learning community. The OITE-PEP application is currently open and closes on December 3, 2023 at noon ET. 

Join us for a virtual information session to learn about the NIH, the Postbac program, and OITE-PEP. Hear about our research, get tips to apply, and get answers to your questions directly from our program staff:

Graduate Studies

The NIH Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) is a collaborative education program that allows PhD students to benefit from the academic resources of their university and the research and professional environment of the NIH Intramural Research Program.  For more information and to apply, please visit: Application(s) and recommendation letters are due by December 1, 2023, at noon ET. 

The GPP is currently accepting applications for Fall 2024 admission in the following NIH Institutional Partnerships:

  • Brown University - Neuroscience
  • Georgetown University - Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cellular Biology
  • Georgetown University - Microbiology & Immunology
  • Georgetown University - Neuroscience 
  • Georgetown University - Pharmacology & Physiology 
  • Georgetown University - Tumor Biology 
  • Johns Hopkins University - Cell, Molecular, Dev. Biology & Biophysics 
  • University of Pennsylvania - Immunology: NIH-Track 
  • Karolinska Institutet - Neuroscience 
  • University College London - Neuroscience / NIMH 
  • University of Oxford-Cambridge - PhD 
  • University of Oxford-Cambridge - MD/PhD - Track-1 
  • University of Oxford-Cambridge - MD/PhD - Track-2

For more information about the GPP overall, and to learn about the Individual Partnership path which allows currently-enrolled PhD students at academic institutions worldwide to perform all or part of their dissertation research in the NIH, visit:

Postdoc Training

Recent PhDs or other doctoral degree holders have the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative research environment with leading scientists and clinicians. Postdocs pursue basic, translational, and clinical research and come from across the U.S. and around the world. There are no open/close dates for this program, applicants are selected on a rolling basis. Open positions are posted on the OITE Job Board.

Informational Webinar on ELSI PARs – 12/11/23 at Noon

November 20, 2023 - 03:08PM - by Sophie Forman

NHGRI along with 14 other NIH Institutes and Centers and OBSSR recently published the renewed NOFOs for Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research (see the table below). 

NHGRI staff will host a public webinar aimed at potential applicants on Monday, December 11, 2023 at 12:00 PM Eastern to provide an overview of the NOFOs. Program staff will address new application requirements, differences between the NOFOs, and spend 30-40 minutes answering attendees’ questions. You are invited to register here to attend. 

Highlights of the NOFOs are below:

  • The PARs all have three receipts dates per year, for 3 years. 
  • New applications are due in February, June and October
  • Each PAR has specific due dates.
  • They invite applications on a wide range of topics

Please reach out to or with your questions. 

Participating ICR01R21R03
Fogarty International Center YY
National Cancer InstituteYYY
National Eye Institute YY
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseaseYYY
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development YYY
National Institute on Drug AbuseYYY
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication DisordersYYY
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial ResearchYY
National Institute of Environmental Health SciencesYYY
National Institute of Mental HealthYYY
National Institute on Minority Health and Health DisparitiesY
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and StrokeYY
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences ResearchYYY
Office of Data Science Strategy Y
Office of Research on Women's HealthYYY

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Applying for NIH Grants (But Were Afraid to Ask)

September 28, 2023 - 03:16PM - by Sophie Forman

New and Early-Stage Investigators attending the 2023 ASHG meeting in Washington DC are invited to participate in this ancillary event, hosted by NHGRI.  NHGRI staff will walk you through the NIH funding process, including topics like: how to identify the right institute and funding opportunity for your proposal, how to connect with a Program Officer and how they can help you, and how understanding how a grant review works can help you write better proposals. The session will also introduce you to the NIH Data Sharing policies, what they cover, and how to incorporate data sharing plans into your grant application. 


Lisa Chadwick, Ph.D. - Program Director, NHGRI Division of Genome Sciences

Elena Ghanaim, M.A. - Policy Advisor for Data Science and Sharing, NHGRI Office of Genomic Data Science 

Date and time: November 2, 2023, 7:00 am - 8:30 am (EST)

Location: Walter E Washington Convention Center, Room 152AB

Registration requested, but not required.

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