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Student Intramural Research and Training Award (IRTA)

Student IRTA Program
The goal of this program is to match student research interests with a basic neuroscience laboratory or clinical branch where those interests might be pursued. Participants work a minimum number of weeks with established investigators, receive training in research procedures and conduct research in selected areas of investigation under the guidance of an assigned preceptor. To be eligible to participate, students must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. For more information, prospective applicants should contact Aneka Reid in the Office of Fellowship Training.

There are no deadlines for applications as they are accepted on a “rolling admission” basis. Student IRTAs who have found a match with a Principal Investigator and are chosen for a position opening will be asked to submit transcripts or proof of enrollment from their school, in addition to the on-line application.

To submit an online Student IRTA application, visit the NIMH Student IRTA/Special Volunteer application at

Please contact Aneka Reid in the Office of Fellowship Training for information regarding stipends and health insurance.