Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities [INRO] Program

Website: National Institue of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) promotes biomedical research training in allergic, immunologic, or infectious diseases. Applicants for INRO should be talented senior-level undergraduate students, those who have recently completed a master’s degree, or those who are in their final year of a master’s degree program. Through INRO, the NIAID Office of Research Training & Development (ORTD) sponsors postbaccalaureate research trainees (postbacs) from U.S. populations underrepresented in the biomedical sciences and those dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion — as defined by Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity Notice. Individuals from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the biomedical sciences and be actively pursuing a postbac research training position – also called an Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) – in NIAID at the time of their INRO application.

  • United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Graduating senior (undergraduate or master’s program) or have recently completed an undergraduate or master’s degree
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher and in good academic standing
  • Available for a one-year postbac fellowship in NIAID that begins on June 10, 2024
  • Intent to apply to graduate or professional school during tenure at NIH
  • Former NIAID interns are not eligible for INRO

Note: There are two required components for INRO consideration: 1) NIH Office of Training & Education (OITE) postbac application and 2) INRO supplementary questionnaire. See "Application Information" for more details.

Student Type
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident

Information to apply is on the website:


Service Agreement

If selected for INRO, finalists will have the opportunity to get to know the other finalists in their cohort and meet with prospective NIAID mentors, with the expectation that all finalists will join an NIAID laboratory and start their postbaccalaureate training on June 10, 2024. 


Contact Information
For specific questions, contact the INRO Coordinator.