NIH Technical Intramural Research Training Award

Degree Level: Post UG, or Graduate

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Location: United States

Duration: Multi-year

Deadlines: Please check website below for the specific date.


The NIH Technical IRTA Program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award in the National Cancer Institute) is designed to produce a cadre of highly trained research support personnel. College graduates and individuals who hold a master's degree spend two years (possibly three) mastering the latest and most advanced techniques for basic and/or applied research working in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI.

Award Details

Applications are accepted continuously

Amount: About $30,000/year

Duration: 2 years (or possibly three)

Additional information: Each Technical IRTA is expected to complete two courses related to the training experience per year at a local academic institution and one practical BIO-TRAC course offered by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences at the NIH every six months. The hiring Institute or Center will fund this training.

Fields of Study: Biomedical research