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Research Training

Training at NIEHS

As one of the largest research agencies dedicated to using environmental sciences to understand human disease and to improve human health, the NIEHS fosters scientific learning and discovery and provides learning opportunities for students of all ages.


Postdoctoral Fellowships - Postdoctoral research fellowships at the NIEHS may be funded for up to five years, and funding opportunities depend on the research area, citizenship, experience and previous training. Visa assistance is available for international applications. In addition to their scientific training, postdoctoral fellows at the NIEHS have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of professional and career development activities.



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Fellowships in Environmental Medicine for Medical Students - The Fellowships in Environmental Medicine for Medical Students is a one-year program that allows medical students to participate in laboratory, epidemiological or clinical research related to environmental health issues.


Summer Internship

NIH Summer Internship Program - The NIEHS Summer Internship Program provides summer research internships for outstanding high school and college students interested in pursuing higher education and careers in the biomedical and biological sciences.



Support Programs


  • NIEHS Trainees Assembly - The NIEHS Trainees Assembly (NTA) is comprised of all NIEHS fellows in training, regardless of their education/career level. The NTA has a steering committee which serves as a liaison between the NIEHS fellows body and NIEHS leadership/management.
  • Office of Fellows' Career Development - The Office of Fellows' Career Development (OFCD) provides NIEHS intramural predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows with information and professional skills to help them obtain training positions and excel in their scientific careers.

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Training, Fellowship and Career Awards from NIEHS

The NIEHS also supports predoctoral and postdoctoral training and career development opportunities at universities and other institutions across the United States. The NIEHS pays special attention to applications from investigators who are early in their careers, new to environmental health, or from states with comparably low numbers of NIH grants.


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