NIH-NMA Travel Award Program

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health in conjunction with the National Medical Association (NMA) are pleased to announce the NIH-NMA Travel Awards Program. The program provides an opportunity for selected residents and fellows who are interested in careers in academic medicine to attend the NMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly.

This year, the 116th Assembly will take place in Los Angeles, CA from

July 30 – Aug. 3, 2016

The NIH-NMA Workshop on Career Development in Academic Medicine will take place on Saturday, July 30, 2016 and Sunday, July 31, 2016

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Program Highlights

  • Diversity in Research and Academia
  • NIH Funding Mechanisms and Opportunities
  • NIH Grant Application: General Overview
  • Academic Career Development
  • Understanding the Mentor/Mentee Process
  • Finding Your Path: Career Paths in Academic Medicine

What are the benefits?

  • Opportunity to attend a special 1.5 days NIH Workshop on Career Development in Academic Medicine
  • Round trip airfare (economy)
  • Up to 4 nights of hotel accommodations
  • Ground transportation and meals (per diem)

Who is eligible?

  • Individuals interested in membership in the National Medical Association
  • Medical Resident, post-doctoral fellows and Early Stage Investigators
  • U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or U.S. permanent residents
  • Members of nationally underrepresented groups in biomedical or behavioral research science

How to Apply?

  • Apply online at:
  • Applicants will need a Personal Statement describing the candidate’s research interests, career ambitions, and how attending the program will influence the candidate’s training and development
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of support from the Chairperson or Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program indicating how the applicant will continue to be supported in their pursuit of a career in academic medicine

Application Deadline May 20, 2016