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Types of Research Training and Career Development Funding Opportunities

The NIDCD supports a variety of research training and career development funding opportunities throughout the U.S. These include individual fellowships, institutional awards, career development awards, and other opportunities.

For details on how to apply for extramural research training and career development funding and how a grant travels from application to award, please see the NIDCD's resource page on How to Apply for a Grant, Research Training, or Career Development Funding.

 Path to become a successful independent research investigator. See available award mechanisms below.

The NIDCD strongly encourages applicants to send an email to Alberto Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D., NIDCD’s Research Training Officer, before preparing an application. Include a biosketch in NIH format along with a brief description of the project, including the aims (1 page), the population that will be studied (as applicable), and the name of your mentor(s). In addition, applicants must include a statement on how the proposed project fits our strategic plan and our research areas, and how the project will contribute to our mission. After the NIDCD evaluates the information provided, applicants will be informed if the project fits NIDCD requirements and will be accepted through the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) process.

Research Training and Career Development Funding

Career Development Awards

Loan Repayment Program


Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Awards (NRSA)

Individual Postdoctoral National Research Service Awards (NRSA)

Institutional Awards

Institutional National Research Service Awards (NRSA)

Administrative Supplements

Research Opportunities to Promote Diversity

Last Updated Date: 
July 30, 2020