Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/18/2022

Growing Great Ideas: Research Education Course in Product Development and Entrepreneurship for Life Science Researchers (UE5 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 creative educational activities with a primary focus on:

  • Courses for Skills Development
  • Curriculum or Methods Development

This FOA seeks applications to develop a customized curriculum and implement education programs/short courses in biomedical entrepreneurship, innovation and biomedical product development, specifically targeting scientists working in the field of drug addiction research. The institution proposing the course must be an institution that has an established and well-recognized entrepreneurship teaching program with the demonstrated ability and passion to adapt/develop and deliver an integrated curriculum for academic life scientists.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): October 18, 2021
  • Application Due Date(s): November 18, 2021

RFA-DA-22-020 Expiration Date November 19, 2021

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

Direct costs of up to $320,000 per year may be requested.

The maximum project period is 5 years. The first year may be devoted to curriculum development and planning, with courses held annually or semiannually thereafter.