Technical Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)

This program aims to produce highly trained research support personnel.

Sponsor: NIH


Trainees master the latest and most advanced techniques for basic and/or applied research working in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Fellowships are available in the more than 1250 intramural laboratories of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which are located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; and Hamilton, MT.

U.S. citizens or permanent residents who hold a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited U.S. institution are eligible to apply.
How to Apply

Prospective applicants must apply electronically via the Internet.

The electronic application requires submission of:

  • A curriculum vitae.

  • A list of the applicant's publications

  • A cover letter describing the applicant's research interests and career goals.

  • The names and contact information for two references.

Prospective candidates must apply online at the Technical IRTA Fellowship Program Web site. Individuals who do not have access to the Internet are encouraged to visit a local library.