NHGRI Short Courses for Genomics-Related Research Education (R25 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 FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:

  • Courses for Skills Development

Proposed short courses are expected to facilitate the development of scientists with the requisite research skills to advance the mission of NHGRI. Applications are encouraged that propose innovative, advanced-level courses that are intended to disseminate new knowledge, approaches, methods and techniques related to the scientific, medical, ethical, social and/or legal areas of genomics research. In addition to in-person instruction, courses that incorporate innovative or novel education models, such as project-based learning or virtual instruction, are encouraged.



  • Letter of Intent:  30 days before application due date.
  • R25 Due Dates:  Jan. 25, 2023; Jan 25, 2024; Jan 25, 2025

PAR-22-095 Expiration Date: January 26, 2025

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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.

The PD(s)/PI(s) should have a strong track record as an educator in a scientific area related to the topic of the proposed short course.



Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $150,000 direct costs per year.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Funding Type



Women and minorities encouraged


Curriculum Development
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

January 25, 2024