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Comparison Table: NIH Academy, NIH Academy Enrichment Program, Postbac IRTA Program

 

NIH Academy Fellows NIH Academy Certificate NIH Academy Enrichment ProgramPostbac IRTA Program
Who can apply? Current and prospective NIH Postbac IRTAs Current and prospective NIH Postbac IRTAs Prospective NIH Postbac IRTAs See Eligibility Wizard
Application deadline August 11, 2021 August 11, 2021

Feb 24, 2021

Applications accepted year-round
Notification Date September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021

May 1, 2021

 

No set date
Requires strong interest in health disparities Yes Yes Yes No
Program places participants in research groups No No Yes No
Program Length 9 months 9  months 1 - 2 years 1- 2 years
Program Dates September 29, 2021 - May 2022 September 29, 2021 - May 2022 September  2021 - August 2022 Not fixed
NIH Academy time commitment Approx. 3 hr/wk over 10 months Approx.  35 hr total over 10 months Same commitment as an Academy  Certificate member N/A
Additional training commitment N/A N/A Approx. 40 hr over the year N/A
Research Location Any NIH campus Any NIH campus Bethesda, MD, campus Any NIH campus
Housing Arranged by participant Arranged by participant Arranged by participant Arranged by participant
Community outreach project Yes No No N/A


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