NHLBI Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Type Fellowship
Amount $7k - 20kStipend amount is for undergraduate MARC and COR and predoctoral students. Stipends are higher for postdoctoral students.
Duration 5 YearsApril 13, August 13, December 13


This program encourages students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to seek graduate degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to help increase the number of well-trained scientists from underrepresented groups. The fellowship provides up to 5 years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree, the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree, or other combined degrees in the biomedical or behavioral sciences.

At the time of appointment, students must be U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Who is eligible? Individuals with disabilities, or from racial and ethnic groups, or individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds pursuing advanced degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences

The opportunities? Full-time research training

Duration of support? Up to 5 years

Where? At U.S. institutions (and foreign institutions if well justified)


  • African American
  • Alaskan Native
  • American Indian
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Mexican American
  • Native American
  • Puerto Rican


This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.

More Information


Ann Rothgeb
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Two Rockledge Center, Room 10158
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7952
Bethesda, MD 20892-7952
Phone: (301) 435-0202
Fax: (301) 480-3557
Email: rothgeba@mail.nih.gov