Award Programs

Axial MRI scans of a person with multiple sclerosis that have been segmented into various tissue types. Credit: Ilena George and Daniel Reich, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health


Yvette Pittman, Ph.D.
Training Director


A complete list of training programs and their funding mechanisms is available at Office of Intramural Training & Education: Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences. In addition to these NIH intramural award programs, trainees are encouraged to apply for additional competitive award programs, fellowships, and grants, which are discussed below.

Trainees can apply for fellowships or grants to support their education, training, and specific research projects. These opportunities can also help trainees transition into independent positions. That said, often these terms are used interchangeably, and a grant's title might even include the word fellowship!

We encourage all fellows to practice applying for grants to support their research projects. This is an acquired skill that takes ample practice and patience. Developing grant writing skills is an important component to your research training.


For Prospective Fellows

For Current Fellows

Please contact Dr. Yvette Pittman if you are interested in applying for any of the following awards.