About FAES Academic Programs at NIH

FAES Academic Programs at NIH fosters education and research in the biomedical sciences by sponsoring formal and informal instruction as well as sharing of knowledge and collaboration on the NIH campuses.

FAES delivers high-quality and innovative educational programs in a dynamic, culturally diverse learning setting. We currently have seven departments and offer over 200 daytime workshops and credit-bearing evening courses annually to fit around the schedule of working professionals.

In 1984, FAES expanded its educational services to the NIH community by offering a series of short-term specialized biotechnology workshops, lectures, and hands-on laboratory exercises.

FAES Academic Programs workshops train biomedical researchers, technicians, and life sciences enthusiasts in the latest biomedical technologies and lab skills through a comprehensive selection of postgraduate-level lectures and laboratory trainings.

The FAES workshops have been developed by experienced bench scientists and computational biologists. The workshops are team taught by active researchers from the NIH, in addition to leading experts from academia and industry.

By taking FAES’s workshops, researchers and professionals in the biomedical sciences or bio- and/or pharmaceutical industries will be able to hone their skills and get trained for the next job in their career.

In addition to high-level courses in biomedical sciences, FAES also sponsors and runs management and leadership training classes for scientists who want to bridge the gap between the bench/bedside and business or other fields. FAES provides full-service conference management services for members of the NIH community and affiliated organizations.

FAES Academic Programs trained over 100,000 scientists, technicians, entrepreneurs, and life sciences enthusiasts!

  • We prepare learners for lifelong professional success in careers in biomedical research, academic research and education, clinical practice, private businesses, and non-profit organizations.

  • We deliver broad and varied learning experiences that build a knowledgeable and skilled NIH research community.

  • We share knowledge and develop skills and competencies to enhance the career trajectory and professional development of our students.

  • We serve NIH’s global researcher population by organizing English as a Second Language courses to improve spoken and written English language skills.

  • We provide teaching opportunities for NIH postdoctoral Fellows in order to prepare them for an academic career.

  • We attract dedicated, diverse, and highly-qualified faculty.

  • We seek to cultivate a student population who develop a sense of responsibility for their ongoing development and professional competence consistent with the evolving needs of biomedical sciences, healthcare, and society.