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NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

U-M Contact: Henry Dyson, Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF)

Institutional Endorsement: This fellowship does not require U-M endorsement. Applications are submitted directly to the NIH IRTA Program.

Application Deadline: Check here for most current information.


  • for college graduates who received their bachelor's degrees less than three years prior to the date they begin the program
  • must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • must intend to apply to graduate or professional school during their tenure in the program

Application Instructions:

  • CV or resume
  • list of coursework and grades
  • cover letter describing the applicant's research interest and career goals
  • the names and contact information for three references