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Program Snapshot

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.

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Allowable Student and Postdoc Activities

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Additional Resources and Information

NEW! Nature Editorial "There is life after academia"

Read more about the activities of the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) Working Group on the Biomedical Research Workforce here.
 

Download the Science Careers 2014 Career Handbook.

Visit the Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) Awardee Websites!

More websites will be added as they become available.

Cornell University - Cornell University BEST Training Program

Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology - Beyond the Professoriate: Transforming Pathways for Biomedical Research Careers  

New York University School of Medicine - NYU STEP  

University of California, San Francisco - Motivating INformed Decisions (MIND): Careers for the Future Biomedical Workforce 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Vanderbilt ASPIRE Program  

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Mentorship and Development Program for Biomedical Trainees 
 
Wayne State University - Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) 

 

National Reports on Graduate Education and Training

The Path Forward: The Future of Graduate Education in the United States, Commission on the Future of Graduate Education in the United States, 2010

Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers, Council of Graduate Schools, 2012

Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group Report, National Institutes of Health, 2012

Advancing Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences, American Chemical Society, 2012

Research Universities and the Future of America, National Research Council, 2012

 

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