The NIH Undergraduate Research Education Program supports educational activities that encourage undergraduate students from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds to pursue further studies or careers in biomedical and behavioral sciences research.

At NIEHS, this program aims to enhance the diversity of the environmental health sciences research workforce by:

  • Providing students hands-on research experiences.
  • Reinforcing students’ intent to graduate with a science degree.
  • Preparing students for graduate school or careers in research.

Awards are made to universities and institutions of higher education to support paid research internships for undergraduate students.

Students work on a research project with established environmental health scientists for up to two years. Students also participate in seminars and other organized educational programs that foster familiarity with the broad field of the environmental health sciences. All research and educational experiences focus on how environmental exposures affect human health and disease.

Program Contact

Mike Humble, Ph.D.
Mike Humble, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator, Basic Science
Tel 984-287-3272
[email protected]
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K3-15
Durham, NC 27709