Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (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 over-arching goal of this NHLBI 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.

Only one application per institution is allowed.


  • Duke Internal Deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): May 28, 2018
  • Application Due Date(s): June 28, 2018

RFA-HL-19-019 Expiration Date June 29, 2018

If the internal deadline has passed and you are interested in this opportunity, please email Anastasia Maddox at to find out if it is still open.

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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

The total institutional direct costs may not exceed $240,000 each year.

The costs should reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

The maximum project period is three years.   

    Funding Type



    Women and minorities encouraged


    Curriculum Development
    Engineering and Physical Sciences
    Environmental & Life Sciences
    Medical - Basic Science
    Medical - Clinical Science

    Internal Nomination

    Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

    * A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
    * Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
    * CV or Biosketch of project leader

    Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)

    Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: Instructions_FINAL.pdf

    Internal Deadline

    May 15, 2018

    External Deadline

    June 28, 2018