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NIMH IRP Fellows’ Committee

NIMH IRP Fellows’ Committee Mission Statement

The NIMH Intramural Research Program (IRP) Fellows’ Committee aims to promote and foster scientific and social interactions between fellows of all levels, principal investigators, and laboratories of the NIMH. To achieve this goal, we organize an annual off-campus Training Day for the entire NIMH community, monthly Neuroscience Seminars, and quarterly Lecture Series. These opportunities allow our fellows to network with investigators within and outside of the NIMH.

On behalf of the NIMH IRP Fellows’ Committee, we look forward to seeing you at one of our events and hearing about your science!

Annual Scientific Training Day

The NIMH IRP Fellows’ Committee provides input and support throughout development of the Training Day. They assist with disseminating information to the fellow community and set up of stations and materials as needed for the sessions and speakers. Training Day features poster sessions for all fellows, excellent guest speakers, and presentations from a selection of outstanding NIMH fellows.

Fellows Afternoon Neuroscience Seminars (FANS)

The FANS subcommittee organizes monthly meetings which take place every third Thursday of the month highlighting the work of our NIMH fellows and trainees. Two fellows present their work during short, 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for questions). Our FANS gives fellows a platform to present their work to a broader audience, including fellows and faculty from other labs. These seminars are open and advertised to all NIMH researchers to encourage interactive dialogue. This event is followed by a social hour for continued discussion with the presenters. If you are interested in presenting, please email

Fellows Invited Lecture Series (FILS)

Fellows Invited Lecture Series (FILS) is a trainee driven, broad interest, high impact lecture series, sponsored by the NIMH Fellows Committee in collaboration with the Office of Fellowship Training. Speakers for the series will be nominated by Fellows and four of these nominees will be selected by the NIMH Fellows Committee. Selected speakers will be hosted virtually (or invited on campus, if permissible), roughly once per quarter.

Fellows can nominate an investigator, if selected, the fellow will be responsible for coordinating the speaker’s schedule and meeting with them the day of their talk. If you would like to nominate a speaker (this is a great networking opportunity!) by completing this brief nomination form .

Social Subcommittee

The Social Subcommittee strives to enhance the growth of the NIMH community and is responsible for promoting the social interaction of NIMH fellows through organizing a wide variety of events. The Social subcommittee organizes monthly social hours before FANS, holiday parties, and game nights, and collaborates with the NIMH Office of Fellowship Training to organize networking events.

The core of support comes from this committee, interested fellows and trainees are welcome to attend our monthly meetings! We meet every third Tuesday of the month.

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Meet our NIMH IRP Fellows’ Committee Members

The NIMH IRP Fellows’ Committee is comprised of Postdoctoral Representatives, Predoctoral IRTAs, Graduate Students, Clinical Fellows, and Visiting Fellows from the IRP of NIMH.