Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award

This program provides the opportunity for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical investigation in National Human Genome Research Institute laboratories.

Sponsor: National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH

Applications for this program are accepted throughout the calendar year. While in this program, participants work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. In addition, during their tenure in the program, Post-Bac IRTA fellows are also expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school. The duration of the program is normally one year, but the fellowship can be extended for an additional year provided the performance of the trainee is satisfactory and continued support by the laboratory is available.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have graduated from an accredited American college or university. Successful candidates must begin their training within two years of receipt of the undergraduate degree. Please note that this program is intended for individuals who have not previously had the chance to work full-time in a research laboratory, with the exception of summer experiences. The Post-Bac IRTA program is also open to individuals who have been accepted into graduate or medical degree programs and have written permission from their school to delay matriculation for up to one year.

How to Apply

All applications for the Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award are handled centrally by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education. Please visit their Web site, at the Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellowship Program to learn more about this program and submit an online application. When applying, be sure to select the National Human Genome Research Institute as your "preferred Institute" at the bottom of the application page.