NIDDK/NHMA Travel Award Program

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The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), in conjunction with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), provides travel awards to participate in the NIDDK Academic Career Development Workshop. Participants are senior residents, fellows, and junior faculty within 3 years of completion of fellowship who are interested in pursuing careers in biomedical research and/or academic medicine. Participants are also encouraged to attend the NHMA Annual Conference on March 24-27, 2022.

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Award Highlights

  • Workshop on career development in academic medicine
  • Paid conference registration
  • Round trip economy class airline tickets
  • Hotel accommodations for 4 days/3 nights


Applicants must:

  • Be a member of a nationally underrepresented group in biomedical or behavioral research
  • Be interested in membership in the National Hispanic Medical Association
  • Be a senior resident, fellow, post-doctoral scientist, or early stage investigator 
  • Be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or legal permanent resident
  • Not have received travel support under this announcement or similar announcement in previous years

**Applicants with federal appointments may apply; however, this program will not be able to reimburse any costs.  This includes for example (1) employees from the Veterans Administration with any level federal salary support/ percent effort or (2) trainees who are part of a joint NIH -academia training program.**

Also, award recipients must attend the entire NIDDK Academic Career Development Workshop in order to receive any reimbursement. We strongly encourage recipients to attend other NHMA conference functions.