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NIH Funding Opportunities for Early Career

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If you know of other relevant funding opportunities of career resources that are not included on this page, please contact IDSA at info@idsociety.org   

Grants and Awards  
Programs  
Additional Resources    


Grants and Awards  

NIAID Fellowship Grants

See information on NRSA postdoctoral fellowships.

NIH Career Development Awards
Also known as K awards, career development awards are usually mentored research awards given by each institute and designed for individuals who have not yet obtained an independent research award.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)

Includes research and training grants and fellowship opportunities.

NIH Common Fund High Risk-High Reward Programs

NIH Fogarty International Center
Career development opportunities available for individuals, including fellowships and career development awards.

NIH Lasker Clinical Research Scholars

This recently launched program combines a period of independent research as a Principal Investigator in the NIH Intramural Research Program for 5 to 7 years, with the opportunity for additional years of support either at the NIH or at an extramural research institution.

National Biosafety & Biocontainment Training Program 

NBBTP is a 2 year program to train fellows to work in high containment research environments by acquiring knowledge and skills necessary to meet the scientific, regulatory, biocontainment, biosafety, engineering, communications, management, and public relations challenges associated with the conduct of research in these facilities.    

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Programs 

NIAID Diversity Programs 
List of various intramural and extramural diversity programs supported by NIAID, including research supplements to previously funded grants.

NIH Loan Repayment Program 
Application for the loan repayment program is available for researchers who commit to at least two years of qualified research in the extramural or intramural program.  Qualified research includes clinical and pediatric, and NIH will pay up to $35,000 per year of student loan debt.

NIH Postdoctoral Training 
Information available on applying for postdoctoral training at NIH. 

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Additional Resources 

NIAID Training and Career portal  

Useful resource to help direct trainee researchers through the maze of programs and grants available through NIAID and NIH.

NIH Resources for New Investigators
Portal with helpful resources for new investigators

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