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The Fall 2016 issue of CBE-Life Sciences Education published by The American Society for Cell Biology with its editorial partner The Genetics Society of America is devoted to the topic of "Broadening Participation In The Life Sciences: Current Landscape And Future Directions". This comprehensive edition contains features from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, as well as over 25 articles dealing with all facets of this topic.
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"The Women of Color (WOC) Committee of the NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers recognizes that women of color may face unique challenges to entering and advancing in biomedical careers...The WoCRn was created to provide women of color and supporters of their advancement in the biomedical sciences information about the NIH grants process, advice on career development, and a venue or forum for networking and sharing information."
There are eight NIH Loan Repayment Programs, five for researchers not employed by NIH (Extramural) and three for researchers employed by NIH (Intramural). Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page, and the LRP Information Center (866-849-4047; firstname.lastname@example.org) is available to help with general eligibility concerns.
Extramural Researchers (Not Employed by NIH)
Applicants need to decide which of the five Extramural LRPs most appropriately matches to their general research area. For example, one program focuses on Contraception and Infertility Research. Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the summary descriptions of each of the LRPs below.
For the Clinical Research and Pediatric Research LRPs, individuals are given the option to indicate a preferred NIH Institute or Center (IC) for peer review. For help determining IC match, applicants should contact the appropriate LRP IC Liaison(s). It is recommended that applicants read the Mission and LRP Research Priorities Statements for each of the NIH ICs in order to determine the best match. A list of LRP IC Liaisons, IC Mission Statements, and LRP Research Priorities Statements can be found on the Contact & Engage page.
Intramural Researchers (Employed by NIH)
Applicants should contact their direct supervisor to determine if their position qualifies for the Intramural LRPs.
Applicants, in consultation with their supervisor, will determine which Intramural LRP is most appropriately matched to their research.
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