Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) Program (Fi2)

Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-22-191

Deadline: October 4, 2024


The NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) Program’s overarching goal is to provide high quality postdoctoral research training in the basic biomedical sciences to a diverse group of postdoctoral fellows in NIH intramural research laboratories, and to prepare them for leadership positions in careers in the biomedical research workforce. Training includes a mentored research experience, and extensive career and professional development, mentoring, and networking opportunities planned and supported by the program. Fellows selected for the PRAT program receive three years of stipend support, benefits, and an annual travel and training allowance. More information on the PRAT program can be found on the program website.

PRAT fellows conduct research in laboratories in the NIH Intramural Research Program in basic biomedical research areas that are within the NIGMS mission. NIGMS research areas include fundamental biomedical research as well as research in certain clinical areas, primarily those that affect multiple organ systems.Fellows conduct their work with sponsors who have relevant experience in these areas of research in any of the NIH Institutes or Centers with an Intramural Research Program. The PRAT program regularly brings fellows together to participate in seminars, workshops and other activities, which allows fellows from a diverse array of scientific disciplines to interact on a regular basis and to exchange ideas with the potential of inspiring creativity, driving innovation, and enhancing problem solving.

For more information, please see the opportunity website.