Developing Scientists of the Future

Learn more about NINR's commitment to training the next generation of nurse scientists:

NINR Career Transition Award (K22)
Support to an individual postdoctoral fellow in transition to a faculty position. The K22 provides up to three years support on the NIH Campus (intramural) in Bethesda and up to two years of extramural support.

Intramural phase contact: Dr. Mary Engler(
Extramural phase contact: Dr. David Banks (

NINR's Graduate Partnerships Program
NINR invites nursing students who are currently enrolled in a PhD program to apply to the NINR Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP). Working in conjunction with graduate schools of nursing, the NINR GPP offers unparalleled, doctoral-level research training opportunities within research programs at laboratories across NIH and conducted by leading scientists and clinical investigators.  More...

Summer Genetics Institute (SGI)
The 4-week SGI program offers an opportunity for graduate students, faculty, and clinicians to engage in a formal program of study with classroom and laboratory components on the NIH campus.  More...

The NIH Office of Education
The NIH OE plans, develops, and coordinates comprehensive science education activities at the NIH. OE research training is for individuals at the high school through postdoctoral levels. Summer internships are one popular opportunity for individuals to have an excellent learning experience with leading scientists on the NIH campus.  More...

NINR Fatigue/Sleep Methodologies Boot Camp
A one-week intensive training course providing a foundation in fatigue and sleep methodologies for use in research.  More...

The BNC Fellowship
The Bravewell Collaborative, the National Institute of Nursing Research, and the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (BNC) have come together to sponsor the joint BNC Fellowship for research in integrative medicine. This postdoctoral fellowship provides a unique opportunity that combines the academic environment of a university with the breadth and depth of the intramural research program at the NIH.  More...

Training Resources

NIH Research Training and Career Opportunities: Information about research training at NIH and resources useful in preparing your application.

NINR Mechanism Table: A brief summary of the training mechanisms supported by NINR.

Grant Writing Aids: Tutorials and informational sheets prepared by various NIH offices and Institutes/Centers.

NIH Loan Repayment Program: Check eligibility for loan repayment. Doctoral degree required.