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Post-Baccalaureate Training Programs at NIA IRP

Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowship Program

This program is for recent college graduates who want to explore career options in science and medicine by conducting biomedical research at the NIA. Fellows have access to leaders at the cutting edge of aging research, the most up-to-date equipment, and well-respected investigators.


  • Must be a U.S citizen or permanent resident
  • Received a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university within the last two years

Initial IRTA commitments are made for one year. One year extension possible based on performance review and support availability. Learn more about the IRTA Fellowship Program. To apply, visit the NIH Training Office webpage.