U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 Staff Contacts


Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases

Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (including Obesity)

Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases

Office of Minority Health Research Coordination


Eligibility by Career Level

High School and Undergraduate Student

NIDDK and NIH offer many programs for high school and undergraduate students to gain experience in biomedical research.

NIH Summer Programs NIDDK Intramural laboratories, located on NIH campuses, participate in the NIH summer programs for students. 
NIDDK Diversity Research and Training Opportunities for Students NIDDK supports programs that encourage a diverse workforce​ through our Office of Minority Health Research Coordination.  These programs include:
NIDDK Undergraduate Summer Research Programs in Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases ​The Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases (KUH) supports summer research programs targeted to undergraduates.  Please visit the individual programs for details:

​See About Funding Mechanisms for an overview of mechanisms commonly used by NIDDK to fund researchers.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​