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Scientists for the 21st Century:

Preparing a Diverse Research Workforce

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This is a time of rapid progress and tremendous opportunity in biomedical and behavioral science. Future discoveries will require highly trained scientists from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines.

To help meet this need, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a variety of activities to enhance the diversity of the biomedical and behavioral research workforce. This brochure describes programs of NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), which has a long-standing commitment to preparing a workforce that reflects the diversity and talent of the U.S. population. One way the Institute pursues this goal is through efforts to increase the number of scientists who are members of groups that have historically been underrepresented in research careers. These programs offer support at the high school, undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral and faculty levels.

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