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NIGMS Fellowship Awards for Minority Students


These awards provide up to 5 years of support for research training leading to a PhD or equivalent research degree, a combined MD-PhD degree or another combined professional Doctorate-research PhD.


Open to highly qualified students who are members of minority groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical or behavioural sciences in the United States of America. These groups include African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, including Alaska Natives and natives of the United States of America Pacific Islands.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Study Length

Up to 5 years

Award Value

NIGMS provides tuition, fees and up to $4,200 per 12-month period to the predoctoral fellow's sponsoring institution to help defray such trainee expenses as research supplies and equivalent. The tuition, fees and institutinal allowance are detailed at external link.

Application procedure

Applicants must write to the main address for details or telephone Dr Adolphus Toliver, at (1) 301 594 3900. Further details are also available from the website, external link

Closing date

Febuary 10th

Study Level

  • Postgraduate
  • Predoctorate

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the principal biomedical research agency of the Federal Government. NIGMS primarily supports basic biomedical research that lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) by using the links below.


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