NIH trainee affinity groups
Supportive spaces for connection through the lenses of your various identities
The OITE sponsors affinity groups to provide a warm and welcoming place where trainees and fellows gather to share experiences, support one another, and be themselves. Affinity groups sponsor seminars, community building activities, networking lunches, and social activities for their members and allies. Some events are virtual allowing trainees at all campuses to participate.
Affinity groups are open to summer and academic year interns, postbacs, graduate students, postdoctoral, clinical and research fellows across the entire intramural research program. NIH staff may join the listservs and are invited to some affinity group events.
Have questions or an idea for a group? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strives to enhance the environment for NIH trainees and fellows with emotional, cognitive, or physical disabilities, and/or chronic illness.
Join the FAAb listserv.
Strives to enhance the environment for LGBTQIA+ scientists at NIH.
Join the LGBT – FF listserv.
Strives to enhance the environment for NIH scientists who are parents or care givers. The group is also open to people thinking about becoming parents or caregivers.
Join the Mom-Dad-Docs listserv.
Strives to enhance the environment for African American scientists at NIH.
Supports active duty and veterans of the U.S. military community.
Join the VADS listserv.
Strives to enhance the environment for Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists at NIH. This group is part of the national SACNAS organization.
Become a chapter member by joining the NIH-SACNAS listserv.