Non-Doctoral Level Training in Social and Behavioral Research at the National Institutes of Health

This program offers multidisciplinary training in genomics and health to recent graduates.

Sponsor: National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH


Researchers investigate social, behavioral, and ethical factors that facilitate translation of genomic discoveries for health promotion, disease prevention, genetic counseling, and health care improvements. Trainees will work closely with internationally-recognized social and behavioral scientists, clinical investigators, and bioethicists during their fellowship.


To be eligible to apply for this program, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, must have graduated from an accredited U.S. college or university with a bachelor’s degree, and must begin training within two years of receipt of the undergraduate degree. In addition, during their tenure in the program Post-baccalaureate IRTAs are expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school. (The program is also open to individuals who have been accepted into graduate or medical degree programs and who have written permission from the school to defer matriculation for up to one year.) The duration of the program is normally one year; it can be extended for one additional year depending on satisfactory trainee performance and continued availability of funds.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit: