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 encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research
To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:
- Courses for Skills Development
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective approaches to biomedical research education and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the research enterprise. This Neuroscience Doctoral Readiness Program (DR Program) expects that the proposed research education programs will incorporate extensive research experiences within the participating NIH Institutes missions and well-designed courses for skills development and education to prepare recent baccalaureates from diverse backgrounds to transition into and complete rigorous, research-focused doctoral degree programs (e.g., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or D.D.S./Ph.D.) in biomedical fields.
This is a limited competition funding opportunity announcement to support postbaccalaureate programs that will be affiliated with a funded NIH T32 program. Eligibility is limited to PD(s)/PI(s) or MPI teams that include at least one PD/PI of a grant supported by the following T32 FOAs: Jointly Sponsored Institutional Predoctoral Training Program (JSPTPN), PAR-20-076; NINDS Institutional Research Training Grant, PAR-21-149; NINDS Institutional Translational Research Training Program, PAR-19-228, NIDCR Institutional Training for a Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Workforce, PAR-20-044 and PAR-20-056; or Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant, PA-20-142. In all cases, a PD/PI of the T32 grant from a FOA cited above, must be the PD/PI or an MPI of this R25. These postbaccalaureate programs are intended to exclusively support participants from institutions that do not offer undergraduates access to substantive research opportunities.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) does not allow appointed participants to lead an independent clinical trial but does allow them to obtain research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.
Only one application per institution is allowed.
- Duke Internal: TBA
- Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to application due date
- Application: April 19, 2022
RFA-NS-22-035 Expiration Date April 20, 2022