Welcome to NIGMS

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) supports basic research that increases understanding of biological processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.​

Undergraduate and Predoctoral Programs
Funding opportunities for community college, undergraduate, master's, and post-baccalaureate students; doctoral candidates; and institutions
Postdoctoral Programs
Funding opportunities for postdoctoral fellows and institutions
Research Programs
Funding for principal investigators
Educational Resources
Resources for students and educators intended to strengthen public understanding of science

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Science for the Public

Strengthening public understanding and appreciation of science is a key NIGMS goal. As part of its efforts, the Institute provides free science education materials on a range of topics.

Feedback Loop Blog

A catalyst for interaction with the scientific community

"If you’re planning to submit an application for the NIGMS Institutional Predoctoral Training Grant (T32) program in the basic biomedical sciences (PAR-20-213) for receipt dates on or after September 25, don’t miss our upcoming webinar: Friday, August 28, 12:00-1:30 p.m. ET."

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Biomedical Beat Blog

Follow the process of discovery

"If you’re looking for ways to engage students in science this school year, NIGMS offers a range of free resources that can help. All of our STEM materials are online and print-friendly, making them easy to use for remote teaching."

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Planning for Virtual Learning?
Lessons, activities, and videos on basic biomedical research and careers.

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This page last reviewed on 8/21/2020 10:45 AM