National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

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About Research Training and Career Development: Overview

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NCCAM is committed to providing funding for high quality research training and career development opportunities. NCCAM's overall goals are to increase the number, quality, and diversity of CAM researchers.

We will provide awards to

  • Predoctoral and postdoctoral students who are interested in pursuing a career in CAM research.
  • CAM practitioners, so they may gain the knowledge and experience to conduct rigorous research in their field.
  • Conventional medical researchers and practitioners, so they may increase their knowledge and experience in specific CAM research areas.
  • Members of populations who are underrepresented in scientific research and are interested in careers in CAM research.


Types of Awards

Program announcements, formal documents published in the NIH Guide, describe each type of training opportunity. Announcements include details such as eligibility requirements, deadlines for application (receipt dates), application instructions, and review criteria.

Specific program announcements are listed on the Training and Career Development Opportunities page.



For Research-Specific Questions:

If you are interested in discussing the research project with a program director associated with the scientific area of your project, you may want to contact the Program Director in that specific Scientific Area.

For Program-Specific & Application Process Questions:

Dr. Clara Davis

Division of Extramural Research