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National Institutes of Health Academy on Health Disparities

Health disparities affect all of us from the perspectives of equity, economics, and quality of life. NIH defines health disparities research to include basic, clinical, and social sciences studies that focus on identifying, understanding, preventing, diagnosing, and treating health conditions such as diseases, disorders, and other conditions that are unique to, more serious, or more prevalent in subpopulations in socioeconomically disadvantaged (i.e., low education level, live in poverty) and medically underserved, rural, and urban communities.

The NIH Academy offers the opportunity to learn about health disparities, enhance knowledge of gaps in health outcomes, and investigate what is being done to address health disparity issues. The Academy trains future researchers and physician scientists to actively engage in promoting a society in which all people live healthy lives and have equal access to health care.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY: All Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Awardees (IRTAs), Cancer Research Training Awardees (CRTAs) and Technical IRTA/CRTAs at the NIH are eligible to participate in the NIH Academy as are individuals who have accepted one of these positions. If you are not currently a Postbac IRTA but want to participate in the NIH Academy you should apply to both the NIH Postbac IRTA program and the NIH Academy.


check website in early fall for next deadline

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Senior

Graduate: None

Award Type:

Award Period:
Post Bachelors

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Math, science, engineering

Additional Qualifications:
US citizen or permanent resident

Last Updated:
July 18, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17