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Posted: 7/1/2024

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements to Support Programs for Inclusion and Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) Small Research Projects (SRPs)

This Notice invites applications for administrative supplements to existing PRIDE Summer Institute (SI) programs to support program mentees in carrying out Small Research Projects (SRPs). Briefly, mentees in an active cohort will be eligible to be supported by their host PRIDE SI to conduct SRPs during or immediately following their first SI. These pilot studies are intended to be conducted over 9-12 months in the interim between the first and second SIs with guidance from SI and institutional mentors. Updates on SRP supported projects are expected to be provided at the mid-year SI meetings, the consortium-wide PRIDE Annual Meetings, and/or during the mentee's second SI.

Proposed studies must focus on an NHLBI mission interest area or cross-cutting methodological area in an NHLBI area of scientific focus. As administrative supplements, the work proposed needs to be within the scope of the research or training that is already supported. Funds will be provided to perform additional research within the scope of the parent grant (i.e., aligned with the scientific focus of the R25 program) to help foster the research career development of the PRIDE mentee. Types of mentee research studies that can be supported by the SRP funds are limited to:

a) ancillary studies to an NIH-funded and registered clinical trial (no independent NIH-defined clinical trial can be supported); and

b) independent, non-clinical trial research studies. These non-clinical trial research studies do not have to be attached to an NIH-funded study and can be qualitative/formative studies such as focus groups, interviews, surveys, observational study designs, etc., or basic science studies not involving humans.

  • Application Due Date(s) – Applications for a new supplement may be submitted immediately following the cohort's participation in their first Summer Institute (SI1) between August 1 and December 1. Administrative review will begin upon acceptance of the application by NIH.


Eligibility Requirements

Only currently awarded PRIDE Summer Institute programs (R25) are eligible for this program. Mentees supported by the SI's SRP supplement must have an active appointment to the PRIDE program and have completed only the first summer institute at the time of application for the administrative supplement. Upon award of the SRP, mentees are expected to begin to conduct their research during the interim between the first and second summer institute. Pending the timing of the SRP supplement award, it may be necessary for mentees to continue their research several months after the completion of the second summer institute (even if their formal appointment to the R25 has been terminated) in order to complete their award term.