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Training and Career Development

ORIP supports training and career development programs specifically for veterinary students and veterinarians. The objective of these programs is to attract highly qualified veterinary students and veterinarians to biomedical and research careers. See our Fact Sheet for an overview of ORIP's Training programs.

ORIP supports institutionally based post-DVM/VMD training and educational programs (T32) that prepare graduate veterinarians for careers in biomedical and translational research. ORIP also supports an institutionally based summer research predoctoral program (T35) which provides research-training experiences for veterinary students.

The Special Emphasis Research Career Award, with 3 to 5 years of “protected time,” supports veterinary scientists early in their careers in obtaining the research expertise necessary to become independent scientists. Graduates from this program have been shown to be more successful in obtaining NIH grants and publishing scientific research papers than those who did not go through the program.

Learn more about the NIH Pathway to Independence Awards.