Division of Interdisciplinary Training

This division aims to develop a competent and diverse workforce that can address bioengineering challenges of the future.  The division supports research training starting with undergraduate education through the early career stage.

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Individual Fellowships


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Individual Career Development




Research Education Program

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Institutional Training Grants

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Administrative Supplements

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  • NOT-OD-21-134: To Promote Re-Entry and Re-integration into Health-Related Research Careers
  • PA-21-071: To Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
  • NOT-OD-20-054To Promote Research Continuity and Retention of NIH Mentored Career Development (K) Award Recipients
  • NOT-OD-20-055: For Continuity of Biomedical and Behavioral Research Among First-Time Recipients of NIH Research Project Grant Awards


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Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings


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  • Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge (NIBIB led)  Three NIH partners, NIH Office of AIDS Research, the National Institute of Minority and Health Disparities, and the National Cancer Institute are providing a prize each for 1.) technologies for HIV/AIDS prevention and/or care, 2.) technologies for underrepresented populations and/or for low-resource settings, and 3.) technologies for cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment prize.  DEBUT website.
  • Special Populations Research Forum – SPRF provides a trans-NIH forum for sharing and examining programs, initiatives, and strategies aligned with the NIArtificial Intelligence for BiomedicaL ExcellenceH mission that enhance and accelerate the development of the research careers of individuals from diverse populations.. SPRF website.
  • Artificial Intelligence for Biomedical Excellence – AIBLE's purpose is to generate new biomedically relevant data sets amenable to machine learning analysis at scale and is anticipated to launch in fiscal year 2021. View Presentation.
  • Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative – Presidential project aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain. The goal is to map circuits of the brain, measure fluctuating patterns of electrical and chemical activity flowing within those circuits, and understand how their interplay creates our unique cognitive and behavioral capabilities. By accelerating the development and application of innovative technologies, researchers will be able to produce a dynamic picture of the brain that, for the first time, shows how individual cells and complex neural circuits interact in both time and space. It is expected that the application of these new tools and technologies will lead to new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders. NIH is one of several federal agencies involved in this initiative. For more information see the BRAIN website
  • Blueprint – The over-arching goal of this NIH Blueprint R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce, to pursue further studies or careers in research. Blueprint website.
  • The Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity seeks to recognize those institutions whose biomedical and behavioral science departments, centers, or divisions have achieved sustained improvement in gender diversity. See NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity website.

Related News

  • Grantee News ·

    With the Covid-19 pandemic causing ventilator shortages around the globe, three biomedical engineering graduates from the University of South Florida are receiving national recognition for their efforts to mitigate the scarcity of these lifesaving machines.
  • NIBIB in the News ·

    Duke Engineering’s First-Year Design program team triumphed at the NIH’s 9th annual DEBUT Challenge. The team’s project, named LowCostomy, received the National Cancer Institute Prize for Technologies for Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment. The team received $15,000 in prize money in recognition for their work. Source: Duke University.
  • Grantee News ·

    Scientists were able to show that bioengineered uteri in an animal model developed the native tissue-like structures needed to support normal reproductive function.
  • Grantee News ·

    Anew intubation assist device received the top prize in the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge, a contest supported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and the nonprofit VentureWell.

    Read more at JAMANetwork.

  • Press Releases ·

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    The winners of the 8th annual Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge developed simple but effective solutions that can make a significant difference to the patient population, such as a tool to make intubation easier and more accurate and a rapid screening test for C. difficile infections (CDI).