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Training in the NICHD Division of Intramural Research

The scientific researchers in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR) are committed to supporting training opportunities within the DIR program—as investigators and mentors. As part of their investigative focus, DIR researchers and support staff accord primary importance to the transmission of new information and skills in personal development to future generations of scientists.

Dr. Damian Dalle-Nogare and Jeffery HeadThe DIR includes more than 60 tenured and tenure-track investigators, organized into 14 affinity groups, and approximately 300 postbaccalaureate, clinical, and postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

A host of dedicated offices and core facilities support the research and personal development of DIR investigators and trainees. To determine if the NICHD DIR is the right place for you, please use the following links to learn about the NICHD DIR Office of Education, explore our clinical training programs, and discover research topics in the NICHD DIR research programs.

Office of Education

The DIR Office of Education supports the academic, scientific, and personal development of intramural scientists, fellows, and students at all levels of training. Through a variety of seminars, workshops, and programs, the DIR Office of Education provides ample opportunities for trainees to expand their skill sets and explore career opportunities.

Clinical Training Programs

Five clinical training programs are offered through the NICHD DIR. To find each program's medical focus, program description, prerequisites, and training requirements, please see the list of NICHD DIR clinical training programs.

Research programs, laboratories, and investigators

The NICHD DIR is subdivided into topic-based affinity groups, each composed of laboratories that focus on specific questions in child health and human development. Find the Affinity Groups that fit your area of scientific interest and expertise, and locate contact information for NICHD intramural staff working in those laboratories.

You may also like to review our most recent DIR Annual Report to learn about the Division's basic, clinical, and translational research programs and the Division's recent accomplishments.

Open positions in the NICHD DIR can be found at the NIH Office of Education website. We also urge you to contact DIR investigators directly for space availability.

NIH-wide training and clinical opportunities

If you join the NICHD DIR team, you will also have access to the wealth of NIH-wide training and clinical opportunities.

Last Reviewed: 03/11/2016

Additional Resources

  • NIH Office of Extramural Research Training Page
    References to policies, funding levels, application and review process, and FOAs for all grants, fellowships, and career development awards
  • NIH Grant Application Forms
    Forms for grant and fellowship applications, non-competing continuation applications, progress reports, statements of appointment and termination, payback agreement, and grant close-out
  • Submitting Applications (
    Main government Web site for submitting grant applications; provides application forms for the grant mechanism selected
  • NIH Research Portfolio On-line Reporting Tool (RePORT)
    Searchable database of all funded grants and fellowships, statistics on numbers of applications to specific NIH institutes, success rates, and other information
  • NICHD Funded Projects: RePORT
    RePORT Search Results for NICHD Funded Projects
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