Webinar for Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) Program Applicants


UPDATE: The slides [PDF, 1.04MB] and video Link to external web site from the PRAT Program Applicant Webinar have been posted.

We recently reissued the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) Program and will host a webinar for interested students and fellows:

Wednesday, June 19, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

PRAT is a competitive 3-year fellowship program that prepares trainees for leadership positions in biomedical careers. Training includes a mentored laboratory research experience and intensive career and leadership development activities. PRAT fellows conduct research in laboratories in the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) in basic biomedical research areas within the NIGMS mission. These areas include, but are not limited to, biological chemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, cellular and molecular biology, computational biosciences, developmental biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, and technology development.

Graduate students considering postdoctoral research opportunities at NIH, or current NIH Intramural Research Training Award postdoctoral fellows who started no earlier than July 1, 2018, are eligible to apply. All applications require connecting with an investigator in the NIH IRP in advance of writing the application. 

To access the webinar, visit the WebEx meeting page (link no longer available) and enter the meeting number (access code) 626 200 454 and the password nigms. You can also attend by phone by calling 1-650-479-3208 from anywhere in the United States or Canada and entering the meeting number. Slides will be posted on the PRAT website following the event.

NIGMS Staff and PRAT Fellows Participating in June 19 Webinar:

  • Kenneth Gibbs, Director, PRAT Program
  • Mercedes Rubio, Program Officer, PRAT Program
  • Miriam Bocarsly, PRAT Fellow
  • Tommy Vo, PRAT Fellow
  • Sofia Beas, PRAT Fellow

We look forward to talking with you about the PRAT Program.

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