NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Program

Degree Level: Post UG

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Location: United States

Duration: One year, or Multi-year

Deadlines: Please check website below for the specific date.


The NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) program and the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI. Applicants must intend to apply to graduate or professional school during their tenure in the program.

Award Details

Applications are accepted continuously

Amount: stipend varies with experience level

Duration: one or two years

Degree: training must begin within 2 years of undergraduate degree

Fields of Study: biomedical research