Past Program: NIDDK/NHMA Travel Award Program



NHMA is proud to partner with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health since 2016 to address the relative lack of Hispanic/Latinos in the academic medical field. The NHMA/NIDDK Travel Award Program invites final-year residents, fellows, and junior faculty who are interested in academic medicine to participate in the Academic Medicine Career Development Workshop prior to the NHMA Annual Conference.  
The Academic Career Development Workshop explores various barriers for Hispanics interested in academic medicine careers. Key topics includes the importance of diversity in academic medicine, understanding the NIH grant process, learning how to obtain funding and grant support, potential career paths, recognizing the pitfalls to avoid in selection of academic appointments and early years of academic tenure, career appointment and advancement, identification and successful utilization of mentors. 


2023 Academic Career Development Workshop Agenda 



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.