About FAES

Promoting biomedical research within the NIH intramural program since 1959.

In the early 1950s, a group of scientists at NIH organized a Graduate Evening Program to allow investigators to supplement their laboratory training with advanced formal education. The rapid growth of the program prompted the creation of a non-profit organization to administer this initiative and related programs. In 1959, FAES was created by 11 prominent NIH scientists, including future Nobel laureate Dr. Christian Anfinsen. More than sixty years later, FAES still maintains the core values on which it was founded.

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FAES’s range of programs and services include: academic credit-bearing scientific and non-scientific courses; workshops; advanced studies programs in bioinformatics and data science, public health, and in technology transfer; bookstore; conference management and training services; social and academic center; music and concert series; Fellows housing; sponsorship of NIH symposia, lecture and seminar series as well as select Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) programs such as Graduate Partnership Program (GPP) Student Lounge; and, group medical insurance plans for NIH Fellows.

FAES Academic Programs at NIH operates a non-degree-granting independent postsecondary school. Our mission is to provide instruction at the cutting edge of biological sciences and its evolving applications. FAES goals also include responding to the educational and cultural needs of the NIH community and projecting FAES educational assets globally.