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The NIEHS Scientific Director’s Traineeship for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (STrIDE) is an outstanding research training opportunity at the NIH. Our mission is to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the environmental health sciences by supporting postbaccalaureate, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to train within the Intramural Research Program at the NIEHS/NIH. Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The program was initiated in 2006 and the NIEHS Scientific Director has continued to expand the program and professional development offerings over the years. Currently, STrIDE Fellows can be supported through this program for up to three years and may be able to arrange a longer fellowship through their mentor.

Why Does the Division of Intramural Research Provide This Program to Prospective Fellows Interested in Research at NIEHS?

The Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity highlights the importance of this mission: “Research shows that diverse teams working together and capitalizing on innovative ideas and distinct perspectives outperform homogenous teams. Scientists and trainees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences bring different perspectives, creativity, and individual enterprise to address complex scientific problems. There are many benefits that flow from a diverse NIH-supported scientific workforce, including: fostering scientific innovation, enhancing global competitiveness, contributing to robust learning environments, improving the quality of the research, advancing the likelihood that underserved or health disparity populations participate in, and benefit from health research, and enhancing public trust.”

STrIDE Program Highlights

  • The STrIDE Fellowship is a fully funded fellowship at the Postbaccalaureate, Predoctoral, or Postdoctoral levels. Fellows are given a competitive stipend, health insurance, research resources and outstanding mentorship.
  • STrIDE fellows will work directly with a Principal Investigator within a research group or core facility at the NIEHS.
  • STrIDE fellows have access to multiple professional development opportunities in the areas of Career Readiness, Communication, Leadership & Management, Teaching & Mentoring, and Wellness through both the NIEHS Office of Fellows’ Career Development and the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education.

STrIDE Fellowship Types and Eligibility Requirements

STrIDE fellows must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents. The STriDE Program funds three different fellowship types: Predoctoral, Postbaccalaureate, or Postdoctoral Fellowships. To find out more about the different fellowship types and eligibility requirements for each type of position please read more here.

STrIDE Training Location

NIH Bethesda Campus
NIEHS Main Campus

Most NIEHS intramural research takes place at our main campus in Research Triangle Park, NC. If the mentor is located on the main NIH campus, the research will take place in Bethesda, MD.

STrIDE Application Process

STrIDE Application Process

STrIDE applications are considered by the committee on a rolling basis. Required materials and information can be found here.

STrIDE Committee Members

Scientific Director:

Darryl C. Zeldin, M.D.
Darryl C. Zeldin, M.D.
Scientific Director and Principal Investigator
Tel 984-287-3641
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Chair:

Dondrae J. Coble, D.V.M.
Dondrae J. Coble, D.V.M.
Chief, Comparative Medicine Branch
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Members:

Mercedes Arana, Ph.D.
Mercedes Arana, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Fellows' Career Development
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Katherine J. Hamilton
Katherine J. Hamilton
Summer Internship Program Coordinator and Postbac Program Manager
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Chandra Jackson, Ph.D., M.S.
Chandra Jackson, Ph.D., M.S.
Stadtman Investigator
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Xiaoling Li, Ph.D.
Xiaoling Li, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
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Joseph Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Joseph Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
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Humphrey Yao, Ph.D.
Humphrey Yao, Ph.D.
Senior Principal Investigator
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Administrative Support:

Cyndi Arizona
Cyndi Arizona
Deputy Chief of Business Services, Administrative and Research Services Branch
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Carolyn R. Emerson
Budget Lead
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