Geroscience Course (R25 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

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 NOFO will support educational activities with a primary focus on:

  • Courses for Skills Development
  • Research Experiences
  • Curriculum or Methods Development
  • Outreach

Additionally, this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) seeks to increase general awareness of geroscience by taking a multidisciplinary approach to support educational activities with a primary focus on the development and integration of basic, applied, translational, and clinical topics in geroscience.

  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): Jan. 14, 2024
  • Application Due Date(s): Feb. 27, 2024

PAR-23-315 Expiration Date New Date February 28, 2024 (Original Date: February 15, 2024) per issuance of NOT-AG-23-078

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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.

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.



Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $250,000 in direct costs per year.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 3 years.

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

February 27, 2024