Current Education & Training Programs

In addition to supporting large-scale research programs and initiatives, the FNIH also raises funds for fellowships and training of early-career researchers who are working to advance biomedical science.

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The Adam J. Berry Memorial fund assists promising Australian scientists to travel to the United States and work at NIH. 

The Amgen Scholars Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides undergraduates with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at the NIH.

Founded in 2003, the Dean R. O'Neill Renal Cell Cancer Research Fund supports renal cell cancer research. As the most common form of kidney cancer, renal cell carcinoma is an under-researched and growing disease, with over 50,000 cases diagnosed each year.

The Dr. Edward T. Rancic Memorial Fund provides support for a post-doctoral fellowship focused on renal cell cancer—the most common form of kidney cancer in the laboratory of Richard Childs, M.D., Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Division of Intramural Research (DIR).

The Dr. John L. Barr Memorial Fund helps to support the Intramural Research Training Award Fellowship Program at the NIH Clinical Center's Pain and Palliative Care Service.

The Heart Truth® is a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women. Yet many women still do not take heart disease seriously or personally.

The Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code exhibit is currently on a four-year tour, appearing in museums and science centers across North America to educate and inform the public about the human genome.

The International Summit in Human Genetics and Genomics is a five-year initiative (2016-2020) designed to help developing nations build and expand their knowledge base, infrastructure, systems and technologies in genetics and genomics. Each fall, researchers from abroad travel to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland for one month of in-person training at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). The Summit helps them to understand the prevalence and basis of genetic diseases in their nations and to address these public health challenges.

The FNIH is proud to announce the generous support of the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis (JKTG) Foundation for Health and Policy in providing first-year funding for the intramural training and education of two deserving young scholars at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Beginning in 2016, an early career neurosurgeon will be competitively selected as the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke—Congress of Neurological Surgeons Getch Scholar (NINDS/CNS Getch Scholar). This award will be made as part of a larger, ongoing NINDS national career development program that is intended for neurosurgeons who possess unique clinical and research skills that identify them as the next generation of neurosurgical leaders.

The Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) was launched in 2012 to address the critical need for a pipeline of talented medical scientists capable of turning promising research into life-changing treatments. The MRSP is a one-year intensive training program on the NIH campus for up to 70 medical, dental and veterinary students, offering focused opportunities for the best and brightest students to become engaged in research early on in their careers.

The Principles of Clinical Pharmacology Course is for trainees and researchers who have an interest in the clinical pharmacologic aspects of contemporary drug development and utilization. More than 10,000 individuals have taken the lecture-based course since it was first offered in 1998 and the PhRMA Foundation has provided annual financial support since 2009, with no involvement in course content or delivery.

The Roth Fellowship fund was established to support a two year fellowship in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Cohen of NIAID.

The Sallie Rosen Kaplan Fund for Women Scientists in Cancer Research provides annual post-doctoral fellowship awards for outstanding woman scientists at the National Cancer Institute. Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply to this unique initiative.  The goal of the Fellowship is to strengthen women scientists' leadership skills through workshops, seminars, mentoring, coaching and support from a community of peers to retain and to help transition these women to independent research careers.

Established in 2010, the Stephen J. Solarz Memorial Fund supports research in the laboratory of David Schrump, M.D., Chief of the Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Oncology Branch in the Center for Cancer Research of the National Cancer Institute.

The Pew Biomedical Scholars Program and the Pew Latin American Fellows Program provide awards to young investigators who show promise for making advances in science relevant to human health.  Support for awards to NIH investigators comes from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

The World AIDS Foundation-Clayton-Dedonder Scholarships are intended to enhance the teaching and supervisory skills of entry- to mid-level faculty at universities and research institutions in the developing world.