NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate Program Now Accepting Applications

The NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) program is now accepting applications through the NIH FI2 funding mechanism (PAR-15-094).

The PRAT program supports fellowship training across all of the NIGMS mission-related areas of basic biomedical science.

The program is accepting applications through March 17.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States who have or will have a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D.) and no more than 5 years of postdoctoral research experience by the time the 2015 program begins in the fall.

Individuals currently in Ph.D. or other doctoral degree-granting programs may apply as long as they anticipate completing the degree requirements before starting the fellowship program.

The postdoctoral research must be conducted within the Intramural Research Program of NIH. Applicants do not need to be on-site at the time of application. Applications are welcome from graduate students who may be considering the NIH IRP for their postdoctoral training, as long as they anticipate being able to start this postdoctoral appointment in October 2015.

Before applying, applicants must identify a potential preceptor in the NIH Intramural Research Program and develop a research proposal.
PRAT fellows receive 3 years of stipend support and additional benefits such as health insurance, a travel allowance and professional development training activities, including a monthly seminar series designed specifically for fellows.

For more information about the program, see or contact Jessica Faupel-Badger at


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