NIH Announces Awards to Strengthen the Biomedical Research Workforce
Bethesda, MD - The National Institutes of Health is making available approximately $3.7 million for awards to enhance training opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to prepare them for careers in the biomedical research workforce.
“NIH recognizes that there are many ways in which biomedical Ph.D. graduates can meaningfully contribute to the biomedical research enterprise,” said NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. “The future of biomedical research depends upon a sustainable and robust workforce, in which talented, well-trained scientists are best prepared to make significant contributions in academia, industry, government, business, and other venues.”
Scientific training (BEST Awards) will support bold and innovative approaches to increase student and trainee exposure to multiple research and research-related career options. These new approaches could include coursework, rotations, workshops and hands-on training experiences, or other forms of exposure. Each BEST awardee will be required to evaluate whether or not these novel approaches are successful, share lessons learned with the other BEST awardees, and work with other BEST awardees to share information about successful approaches with the biomedical research training community.
The first recipients of the NIH BEST awards are:
More information on these awards can be found on http://commonfund.nih.gov/workforce/fundedresearch.aspx. Continue>
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