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Fellowships & Training

Fellowship and Training Overview

Thousands of basic scientists and clinicians from the U.S. and around the globe call the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) home for between one and five years, while they further their education and professional development. No other place in the world has such a concentration of laboratories and individuals focused on improving the health of humankind. Training programs take place on our main campus in Bethesda, Maryland, including NIH’s Clinical Center, as well as at our other facilities in the region.

Find and Apply for Fellowships and Training

When should I consider applying?

Plan your career in science and medicine. Programs are available for high school internships through post-doctoral research fellowships.

What programs am I eligible for?

The NIMH Intramural Research Program has training programs in biomedical sciences to suit individuals at many stages of their education. Find the best research fit for your education and background and locate programs at NIMH.

Find training programs you may be eligible for

View a full list of programs

How do I apply?

Potential applicants for postdoctoral positions are encouraged to first review the NIMH research areas and contact NIMH Principal Investigators with whom they would like to work directly, regardless of whether a position has been posted or not.

Learn more through the Office of Fellowships and Training

View information about clinical programs for M.D.'s and Ph.D.'s