Career Level: Doctoral & Medical Student

  1. High School & Undergraduate Student
  2. Doctoral & Medical Student
  3. Post
    Doctorate
  4. Junior
    Faculty
  5. Established Investigator

Graduate students may be eligible for support from an NIDDK-funded training grant or from an individual fellowship (F31 or diversity F31).

Medical students enrolled in an M.D., Ph.D. program are eligible for individual fellowship (F30) support. NIDDK also supports medical students for both short-term (2-3 months) and for year-long research experiences.

Awards that are for the training or career development of a single applicant.

  1. Support for students enrolled in M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent, combined degree programs once they have identified a dissertation project.

  2. Support for students enrolled in a doctoral degree program (usually Ph.D.) once they have identified a mentor and have chosen a dissertation research project.

Awards that are under the direction of a senior faculty member who is responsible for selecting trainees or scholars. View our institutional training program locations.

  1. Award to an institution to support several individuals, selected by the institution, in either short-term, predoctoral, and/or postdoctoral training positions with experienced mentors.  

  2. Additional slot awarded to an existing training grant for either a specific medical student wishing to take a year off from school to pursue research training or for a pre- or post-doctoral trainee from a group underrepresented in biomedical research, when no slot is available on the training grant.

  3. Additional slot awarded to an existing training grant for either a specific medical student wishing to take a year off from school to pursue research training or for a pre- or post-doctoral trainee from a group underrepresented in biomedical research, when no slot is available on the training grant.

  4. Provides 2-3 months of support for medical students, selected by the institution, to pursue research training during off-quarters or summer periods.

  5. Invites eligible institutions to seek access to NIH research resources. This includes programs where institutions will request access to submit to the resource. It also includes programs where access to a NIH research resource is needed to conduct research.

Awards to support a diverse scientific workforce.

  1. Support for students enrolled in a doctoral degree program (usually Ph.D.) once they have identified a mentor and have chosen a dissertation research project.

  2. Additional slot awarded to an existing training grant for either a specific medical student wishing to take a year off from school to pursue research training or for a pre- or post-doctoral trainee from a group underrepresented in biomedical research, when no slot is available on the training grant.

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