Training and Recruitment

The division participates in various NIH-wide research training programs. Links to these programs and specific opportunities are included on this page.

DiPHR is also currently recruiting for the following position(s):

Postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)

The NIH Postdoctoral IRTA Program provides advanced training and research experience to physicians and Ph.D.-level investigators who are at the beginning stages of their professional research careers. To be eligible to apply for this program, candidates must hold a doctoral degree and have no more than 5 years of relevant research experience since receipt of their most recent doctoral degree.

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF 94 KB)
Epidemiology Branch Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF 165 KB)
Social and Behavioral Science Branch Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities (PDF 158 KB)

Graduate Partners Program (GPP)

The GPP at NIH is for U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in or planning to enroll in Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree programs at fully accredited U.S. universities. The eligible person applying to DiPHR should be a student seeking research projects for his/her dissertation in epidemiology, statistics, psychology/sociology, or related fields.

Postbaccalaureate IRTA

The Postbaccalaureate IRTA program is open to individuals who have (1) graduated from a fully accredited U.S. college or university no more than 2 years prior to the activation date of the award, and intend to apply to graduate or medical school in biomedical research within the next year, or (2) students who have been accepted into graduate, doctoral, or medical degree programs and who have written permission from their school either to delay entrance for up to 1 year, or to interrupt their current schooling and to return within 1 year to their degree-granting program.

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

The Summer Internship Program at the NIH provides an opportunity to spend the summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Students 16 years of age or older who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are currently enrolled at least half-time in high school, an accredited U.S. college or university or an accredited U.S. medical/dental school are eligible to apply.

For more information on these programs, visit the NIH Office of Intramural Research and Training website at

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