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Past Research Festivals

The first NIH Research Festival was held in 1986, then called NIH Research Day. The Festival has been held each year since, except in 1987, when the NIH celebrated its centennial.

Have a look at a photo collage from The NIH Record, October 21, 1986, to see who attended the inaugural Research Day. The Festival went digital in 2000. Please click on a thumbnail below to view a specific year’s Research Festival website.