The NIH is committed to supporting a sustainable and robust workforce equipped to address the greatest challenges and opportunities in biomedical research, recognizing that traditional research-intensive positions are not the only means by which PhD graduates can meaningfully contribute to the biomedical research enterprise. To address this need, the Common Fund is launching the “Strengthening the Biomedical Research Workforce” program as one component of a trans-NIH strategy to enhance training opportunities for early career scientists to prepare them for a variety of career options in the dynamic biomedical workforce landscape.
Allowable Student and Postdoc Activities
Questions about what activities students and postdoctoral scholars can participate in? Read more about it here:
- Renewing the Federal Government-University Research Partnership for the 21st Century (see Chapter 4: Integration of Research and Education)
- Rock Talk blog: Clearing Up Confusion about Postdoc Salaries and Training Activities
In the News.....
- NIH Program Trains Scientists for Nontraditional Careers
- Equipping the Next Generation of Biomedical Innovators and Entrepreneurs (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy)
- NIH Press Releases:
- Rock Talk blog:
- Francis Collins: Changes at the NIH (in Nature)
- NIH tackles major workforce issues (in Nature)
- Big hopes, small changes for biomedical training
- NIH promises to improve biomedical research training