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Involvement, Awards and Grants

Fellows' Career Development

Involvement, Awards and Grants

Fellows' Career Development

Group of Fellows


Learn about the numerous award opportunities within NIH as a whole, and those specific to NIEHS.

Fellow of the Year

NIEHS recognizes an outstanding fellow each year with a $1,000 travel award.

Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE)

NIH recognizes the top research being conducted by fellows each year in the form of a "Fellow Award for Research Excellence," including a $1,000 travel award.

Mentor of the Year

NIEHS Fellows recognize an outstanding mentor each year during Science Days.

Miscellaneous Awards

Learn about various other NIH & Non-NIH awards won by NIEHS fellows.

NIH Summer Mentor Award

NIH provides funding for a summer intern to a qualified fellow; awardees also receive mentorship training.

Science Days Awards

Each year, NIEHS fellows are awarded with $1,000 travel awards for best oral and poster presentations during NIEHS' Science Days.


NIEHS Fellows enjoy a close-knit community and have multiple, unique opportunities that enable them to develop highly sought-after leadership skills. These skills are especially valued by potential employers. Learn more about the ways in which you can develop these skills by participating in some of the committees below.

Career Symposium Planning

This committee organizes a symposium that serves over 400 attendees with ~60 invited career professionals.

ELITE Consortium

The "Enhancing Local Industry Transitions through Exploration" (ELITE) Consortium organizes site visits to local industries.

NIEHS Trainees Assembly (NTA)

All NIEHS fellows form the NIEHS Trainees’ Assembly. Their leadership committee has ~19 subcommittees and/or liaison positions across NIH and NIEHS.


NIEHS fellows can apply for certain grants and fellowships, and special consideration must be taken when applying. Learn about the policies governing the grant application process, the types of grants and fellowships NIEHS trainees can apply for, and resources to help with grant writing.

Before You Apply - Policies

Learn about the first steps NIEHS fellows should take before applying for grants and fellowships.

Grant Workshops and Resources

Learn about grant-writing workshops held at NIEHS and discover grantsmanship resources.

NIEHS Fellow Grant Winners

See examples of successful NIEHS fellow grant winners.

Pre-Vetted Funding for NIEHS Fellows

Discover examples of pre-vetted funding opportunities that NIEHS fellow can apply for.

Yearly Events

NIEHS hosts a number of events throughout the year. See below for events that are primarily tailored to fellows.

Career Symposium

This symposium serves ~400 attendees and features ~60 invited career professionals who share their expertise through workshops, panel discussions, and resume reviews.

Fellow Appreciation

Each year, NIEHS recognizes the contributions that fellows make to the research enterprise with a full week of activities.

NIEHS Science Days

NIEHS hosts annual 'Science Days' to allow researchers to showcase their scientific achievements.
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