Trainees are supported for twelve-month appointments and can receive up to two years of funding based upon acceptable progress. All trainees are required to pursue their research training full-time and fulfill their weekly research hours requirement. Trainees receive a monthly stipend, tuition and fees assistance, a contribution towards health insurance and travel funds to attend the annual NHGRI training conference. Limited funds are available for training related expenses.


Trainees generally are supported for 12-month full-time training appointments for which they receive a stipend to help defray living expenses during the research training experience (per the NIH Grants Policy Statement – section Stipend levels are determined by NIH (2016 levels are used for appointments starting on or after 8/1/2016).

Health Insurance

The training grant makes a considerable contribution towards each trainee’s health insurance coverage costs.

Tuition & Fees

The training program will cover the cost of 3 courses (9 total credit hours) per year.


Travel expense to attend the one scientific symposium and the Annual training meeting organized by NHGRI will be covered with a maximum of $2000.00 per year.  

Training Related Expenses

Limited funds are available to assist with training related expenses such as reference materials, software, or research supply costs.