The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health is hosting an exciting exploratory program that could jump-start students’ careers in biomedical sciences.
The Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities connects talented students from populations underrepresented in the biomedical sciences with training opportunities in global health research topics such as allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases. Selected INRO finalists will receive a four-day, all-expenses-paid visit to the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD to visit cutting edge laboratories and network with world-renowned scientists. INRO 2016 will be held February 1 – 4, 2016.
INRO is intended for students:
- From populations underrepresented in biomedical research, financially disadvantaged backgrounds, or those with disabilities.
- Who are a U.S. citizen or legal resident (green card) residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam, or with an I-551 stamp in their passport. Note: Proof of citizenship or residency may be requested.
- With a strong interest in research training in allergy, immunology, or infectious diseases at one of NIAID’s laboratories
- Available in the coming year to participate in a NIAID research training program
- Who are in school full-time in good academic standing, attending a four-year accredited U.S. college or university at the time the INRO application is submitted. Students must be one of the following:
- Medical student with permission from school to conduct research for a year at NIH
- Undergraduate senior
- Doctoral candidate nearing dissertation defense
Note: Preference is given to students with a grade point average of 3.5 or above in science course work.
To apply, visit https://inro.niaid.nih.gov/. Applications close on Thursday, October 15.
Visit INRO 2016’s website for more eligibility information, application instructions, and information about what to expect from the program. For additional information, you may contact Wendy Fibison at 301-496-2638 or INRO@niaid.nih.gov.