NIEHS offers short-term training grants to eligible universities and educational institutions to provide full-time, environmental health research training experiences for health professional students during the summer or other “off-quarter” periods. These grants introduce predoctoral students pursuing professional degrees to research experiences and knowledge in the environmental health sciences that would not otherwise be available through their regular course of graduate study.
The goal of the program is twofold: 1) to improve awareness among physicians and other health professionals of the health effects of environmental exposures, and 2) to increase the number of health professionals who pursue research careers in the environmental health sciences. Proposed training programs should provide ample exposure to the principles underlying the conduct of environmental health research.
These Short-Term Institutional Training Grants are part of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Program. Designed for students interested in careers in environmental health science research, these opportunities help ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to carry out the nation’s biomedical and behavioral research agenda.
Institutional research training grants allow university and university-based program directors to recruit and appoint trainees and develop a course of study and research experiences. The grants offset the cost of stipend support for the appointed trainees prorated for the length of the training experience.