Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 3/16/2023

Entry-Level Modules (ELM) for Training the Genomics Research Workforce (R25-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support educational activities with a primary focus on:

  • Courses for Skills Development

The purpose of this PAR is to develop, implement, and evaluate modules of genomics-related curriculum for the entry-level biomedical research workforce by supporting lead sites teamed with partner sites, such as community, technical, or tribal colleges. The training modules will be made freely available, at no cost to the broader community.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): May 01, 2023

  • Application Due Date:  June 01, 2023

PAR-23-123 Expiration Date June 02, 2023

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $550,000 in direct costs over the three-year period. It is anticipated that budgets will be higher in the first two years of the award and lower in the third year. No single year should exceed $210,000 in direct costs. Application budgets need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

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