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Investing in Discovery

An Overview of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences


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Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity

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Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity

NIGMS grantee Susan Wente (left) and student Kristen Noble. Photo by Dana Thomas for Vanderbilt Medical Art Group.This division supports programs that train tomorrow's scientists and develop a strong and diverse biomedical and behavioral research workforce. It funds:

  • Undergraduate student training and development.
  • Postbaccalaureate research education.
  • Predoctoral research training.
  • Postdoctoral research training, career development and transition to independence.
  • Workforce development research.

Through these efforts, NIGMS helps assure the continued vitality and productivity of the research enterprise.

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This page last reviewed on May 4, 2015