IMSD @ Rutgers New Brunswick
Fostering your success in grad school and beyond
The mission of the IMSD program @ Rutgers-New Brunswick is to bolster the success in the biological/biomedical sciences of PhD students who come from historically underrepresented and diverse backgrounds. We aim to provide all our trainees with the knowledge and skills to succeed in research-related and other careers. The program fosters a supportive and nurturing community centered around the program trainees and is open to all PhD students from under-represented or diverse backgrounds across the Rutgers-NB campuses.
Funded by grants from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1996, the IMSD training program at Rutgers provides financial support, mentorship, an interdisciplinary and exciting environment for scientific training, and opportunities for professional and personal development. We partner with other Rutgers student development programs, such as the Rutgers iJOBS program that provides extensive opportunities for career awareness and preparation. Eligible PhD applicants are nominated for the IMSD through our partner graduate programs, as described below. We take great pride in our current students and in the success of our many alumni in their diverse career paths.
The IMSD @ Rutgers-New Brunswick program is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institute of Health (NIH) Grant # 1T32GM139804-01.