Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)  R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.  

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on     Research Experiences and Mentoring Activities for underrepresented undergraduate freshmen and sophomores in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field, especially those fields which broadly impact bioengineering. The ESTEEMED program is intended to support underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. It will prepare these participants for an Advanced Honors Program, such as a MARC U-STAR (T34) program and institutional program with similar goals, in the junior and senior years and subsequently, to pursue a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and a biomedical research career in academia or industry.

Only one application per institution is allowed.

Deadlines:

  • Duke Internal: February 4, 2019
  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): April 24, 2017; April 24, 2018; April 24, 2019
  • Application Due Date(s): May 24, 2017; May 24, 2018; May 24, 2019

PAR-17-221 Expiration Date May 25, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The sponsoring institution must have an Advanced Honors Program at the time of application targeting students in their junior and senior years and geared towards enhancing diversity in the STEM workforce.

The sponsoring institution must assure support for the proposed program. Appropriate institutional commitment to the program includes the provision of adequate staff, facilities, and educational resources that can contribute to the planned program.

Institutions with existing Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) institutional training grants (e.g., T32) or other Federally funded training programs may apply for a research education grant provided that the proposed educational experiences are distinct from those training programs receiving federal support. In many cases, it is anticipated that the proposed research education program will complement ongoing research training occurring at the applicant institution.

The PD/PI should be an established investigator in the scientific area in which the application is targeted and capable of providing both administrative and scientific leadership to the development and implementation of the proposed program. The PD/PI will be expected to monitor and assess the program and submit all documents and reports as required.

Ideally, the PD/PI should have a strong history of mentoring and/or designing courses for underrepresented students, as well as experience managing programs of this nature.  

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty
Institutional

Category

Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages

* Noting the eligibility requirement, "'The sponsoring institution must have an Advanced Honors Program at the time of application targeting students in their junior and senior years and geared towards enhancing diversity in the STEM workforce." Please provide the name and webpage url of the program.

*Noting the eligibility requirement, "Institutions with existing Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) institutional training grants (e.g., T32) or other Federally funded training programs may apply for a research education grant provided that the proposed educational experiences are distinct from those training programs receiving federal support. In many cases, it is anticipated that the proposed research education program will complement ongoing research training occurring at the applicant institution." Please note how your program is unique from or designed to complement any NRSA or T32 that is in place.
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)  https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2Uj7AzWyDE...

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: https://ors.duke.edu/sites/default/files/Applicant Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

February 4, 2019

External Deadline

May 24, 2019