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Stephen J. Heishman, Ph.D. - Associate Director for Education & Training

Stephen J. Heishman, Ph.D. - Associate Director for Education & Training

251 Bayview Blvd., Room 2A641
Baltimore, MD 21224

Voice: (443) 740-2458

Fax: (443) 740-2855

Email heishman@nih.gov

Postbaccalaureate Research Training Programs

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2012 Postbac Students

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)
The goal of the Postbaccalaureate IRTA Program is to give recent college graduates the opportunity to spend 1-2 years working directly with a NIDA scientist on a biomedical research project. U.S. citizens or permanent residents who intend to apply for admission to graduate or medical school and who are less than 2 years from receiving a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university are eligible for the program. There is no application deadline; however, most students begin their training in the summer or early fall. Information about the program and the online application can be found at https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta.

Technical Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)
The goal of the Technical IRTA Program is to produce highly trained research support personnel. Trainees master the latest and most advanced techniques for basic or applied research working in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university are eligible for the program. The initial training award is for 2 years and can be extended for one additional year. There is no application deadline. Information about the program and the online application can be found at https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/tech_irta.

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