Post-Baccalaureate and Gap-Year Research Programs

Many NBB graduates work in research full-time after graduation. For some, this is a one- or two-year experience before moving on to something else, and for others it is a long-term career option. Also, many graduate programs (MS and PhD) are research-based but not listed here specifically.

The most common, short-term, postbaccelaurate research program supporing NBB majors is the NIH IRTA program. There are many different opportunities in this program and the NBB students have unanimously found it to be an excellent training experience. See:

For students who are underrepresented in science careers, the NIH PREP programs fund gap-year experiences with support in research and mentoring. See: