Research Training & Career Development Opportunities by Education Level

Revised November 2022

 Opportunities by Grant Mechanism 

Navigating the complex world of NIH Funding can be daunting.  Hopefully these pages will help you to better understand your eligibility for various grants and programs based on your specific education level. The information below is focused on NIH training programs in which the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) participates.  Links are provided below for each of the programs as well as contact information for NIAAA.

For information on all training programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) please visit the  NIH Research Training and Career Development Programs page .  For information on understanding the NIH and finding the right fit for your research, please refer to the NIH’s Office of Extramural Research (OER) Grants Basics page.

Not all NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) participate in all programs so we encourage you to read through the program descriptions and notice of funding opportunities (NOFOs) before contacting program staff.

All Fellowship Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) are designed specifically for candidates proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary study to a clinical trial, but does allow candidates to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a sponsor or co-sponsor.

Resources: NIH Clinical Trial Policy

NIH Clinical Trial Policy and Requirements for Grants and Contracts 
Does Your Human Subjects Research Study Meet the NIH Definition of a Clinical Trial Decision Tool
Basic Experimental Studies Involving Humans (BESH)