The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has added a new predoctoral fellowship program for minority students and has expanded its honors undergraduate research training program in biomedicine.

The honors program, founded in 1977, offers support for institutions with substantial minority enrollments to provide biomedical research training. It also provides tuition for qualified students. Previously, tuition support was offered only to juniors and seniors. Under the expanded program, first- and second-year students may also receive funding.

The new fellowships will fund up to five years of research training leading to a Ph.D. or combined M.D.-Ph.D. in biomedicine, including tuition, fees, annual stipends of $8,800, plus $2,000 for meeting travel and laboratory expenses. The program is open to African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other minorities.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information, contact Elward Bynum, Minority Access to Research Careers, NIGMS, National Institutes of...

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