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Trainee Resources

Eligibility Requirements

NIH requires US citizenship or permanent residency to be funded by these training grants.

Typical Training Activities to Expect as a Training Grant Trainee

Although each training grant program is unique, many require trainees to participate in a journal club for that research area, take specific elective courses, attend a topical seminar series and/or a retreat, and present their research at training program research symposia.

Training Grants at the UMSOM

 Training Grants at UMSOM

Trainee Life

Employment Opportunities

The Baltimore-Washington Metro area is a national force in the health & life sciences sector, supported by its unique access to federal institutions, leading research universities, and scientific non-profits. In their 2022 report, the real estate and investment firm CBRE identified and analyzed the top 25 domestic markets for life sciences talent and ranked Washington DC/Baltimore in second place, just behind Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts and ahead of the San Francisco Bay Area.

The DC/Baltimore metro area boasts the nation’s highest ratio of workers employed in professional, scientific and technical services at 15.4%. Home to the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and other federal offices, the headquarters of scientific societies and non-profits, and a number of biomedical industries, there is a diversity of career paths open to our alumni in this area.

Academic Institutions

Government Institutions

Some examples include:

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Veterans Affairs

Scientific Societies/Nonprofits

Some examples include:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • HHMI/Janelia Research Campus
  • Milken Institute
  • Miltenyi Biotech
  • Society for Neuroscience

Biotech Industry