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NIGMS Chemistry Research and Training

International Year of Chemistry 2011The National Institute of General Medical Sciences plays a leading role in supporting chemistry research and training. Every year, NIGMS provides more than $200 million in research grants to scientists in a range of chemical sciences, including both fundamental research and the development of new tools and techniques in organic synthesis, bioinorganic chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology, metabolic engineering, carbohydrate chemistry, enzyme catalysis and medicinal chemistry.

To learn more about NIGMS' contributions to the chemical sciences, including its training and mentoring of young chemists and its work to increase diversity among faculty members, read the Chemistry at NIGMS blog post.

Funding Opportunities
for Scientists

NIGMS supports research grants in the following chemistry-related fields:

Training Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships

NIGMS supports grants to train graduate students in many fields, including the Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences and the Chemistry-Biology Interface.

The Institute also supports postdoctoral fellowships in many areas, including Biochemistry and Bio-Related Chemistry.

For general information about training grants or postdoctoral fellowships, contact
Alison E. Cole, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-3827

Chemistry Booklet, Poster and
Web Site

  • Image of the chemistry posterThe Chemistry of Health booklet describes basic research in chemistry and biochemistry that spurs a better understanding of human health.
  • A companion poster could inspire students to pursue a career in chemistry.
  • All this, plus research highlights, games, videos and other Web extras are at ChemHealthWeb.

Get to Know a Chemist

Lola Eniola-AdefesoOur Meet a Chemist gallery features more than 20 working chemists.

Findings magazine showcases diverse scientists, including many chemists, who do cutting-edge research and lead interesting lives.

NIGMS Nobelists

NIGMS has funded the Nobel Prize-winning work of many scientists, including dozens who received the prize in chemistry.

This page last reviewed on May 13, 2011