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Selecting a mentor is one of the most important tasks a new graduate student must complete.  For a discussion of issues to consider, please read Thoughts on Choosing a Research Mentor and review the "How to Find an NIH Mentor" video.  For practical help in identifying mentors, read on.

The NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) is comprised of ~1200 tenured and tenure track investigators, many Investigators expressing an interest to train future scientists.  A complete list of the NIH investigators and their research interests may be found by searching the NIH Intramural Annual Reports (NIDB Resources) and the NIH Intramural Research Program webpage which has investigators organized by research area.

In addition, the following series of links provide additional options to find investigators with similar research interests.

NIH Institute-Center WebPages

NIH Institute-Center WebPages of the Intramural Research Program (IRP)

NIH Special Interest Groups

NIH Neuroscience