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Grants and Funding

Ensuring the future of U.S. competitiveness and innovation in biomedical research is of utmost importance to NIH. One avenue for achieving this goal is to support a sustainable and diverse biomedical workforce. This page provides information on NIH policies, programs, reports, data and offices dedicated to supporting the workforce.

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NIH's Division of Biomedical Research Workforce

The Division fosters programs that support innovative training, career development and education of a diverse biomedical research workforce

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NIH's Next Generation Researchers Initiative

NIH has launched the Next Generation Researchers Initiative to bolster support for early-stage and mid-career investigators to address longstanding challenges faced by researchers trying to embark upon and sustain independent research careers.

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Research Training and Career Development Programs

NIH provides funding across the spectrum of research career stages, as well as specialized programs to sustain funding and help accelerate the transition to independence.

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Extramural Diversity

Information about how NIH promotes a diverse scientific research workforce.

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Reports on Future of the Biomedical Workforce

Reports and data, including Advisory Committee to the Director recommendations for enhancements to NIH support of the workforce.

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Data on the Biomedical Workforce

Statistics and analyses about the NIH funded workforce.

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