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Training and Career Development

NIA supports a variety of training and career development opportunities for students, early-career investigators, and clinician-researchers. More information is available in the links below.

To better understand NIA’s priority research areas for training and development, please also review our Strategic Directions for Research and the Director’s Overview of our Congressional Budget Justification. Detailed information on training grant policies at NIA is available here.

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Institutional Training Grants (T & Others)

Learn about training grants available to universities, centers, and other institutions.

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Individual Fellowship Awards (F)

Learn about individual fellowships available to graduate students, postdocs, and independent researchers.

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NIH Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers

Learn about loan repayment opportunities.

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Research Career Development Awards (K)

Funding opportunities for independent investigators and postdocs pursuing independent research careers.

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Training Opportunities for Special Populations

NIA participates in programs to increase diversity in the research workforce, from high school to early-career investigators and clinician-researchers.

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NIA New and Early Stage Investigators

Find specific information for NIA new investigators.

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Research and Entrepreneurial Development Immersion (REDI)

Individual and institutional awards supporting entrepreneurial training.

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Intramural Research Opportunities at NIA

Research opportunities at NIA labs, from high school to the postdoctoral level.

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Butler-Williams Scholars

Summer program for junior faculty and researchers new to the aging field.

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