Additional Funding and Resources

Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants

NIH Common Fund Diversity Initiatives

As one component of a broad, trans-NIH strategy to address the need to promote diversity in the biomedical research workforce, the Common Fund has established the “Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce” program. This program is a national collaborative through which the Diversity Program Consortium, in partnership with the NIH, will develop, implement, and evaluate innovative approaches to research training and mentoring, with the goal of engaging individuals from diverse backgrounds and helping them prepare for and succeed in biomedical research careers. It provides the opportunity for transformation of the biomedical research workforce through institution-wide and eventually nationwide implementation of successful training and mentoring strategies. The long-term goal is to enhance the NIH mission through a more diverse and robust workforce, attracting talented individuals from all population sectors.

The NIH Intramural Research Program

The Intramural Research Program (IRP) is the internal research program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), known for its synergistic approach to biomedical science.

NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education

The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) is a division of the Office of Intramural Research (OIR), Office of the Director (OD). Their mission is to enhance the training experience of students and fellows on all of the NIH campuses. They work closely with the Training Offices in the NIH Institutes and Centers to help trainees in the Intramural Research Program (IRP;The intramural program is the sum of all the research projects carried out by NIH investigators and trainees in NIH facilities) develop scientific and professional skills that will enable them to become leaders in the biomedical research community.

  • Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

National Career Opportunities

For additional information about acquiring a career at the NIH, here is a helpful video NIH video:

Scientists Committed to Science Careers: Tenure-Track Positions at NIH
Presented by: Dr. Roland Owens and Dr. Charles Dearolf, Assistant Directors, NIH Office of Intramural Research. They discuss the NIH’s commitment to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs. 

MoneyGeek Medical School Financial Aid Guide
A resource for finding scholarships, grants & loans for your medical degree.

Mentoring Tools

Institute of Translational Health Services (ITHS) Mentoring Tools
This site contains various tools for mentors. Selected content provided by CTSI at UCSF as part of their Mentor Development Program.

Office of Intramural Training & Education: Thoughts on Choosing an appropriate mentor