The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH with the goal of enhancing the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce in the mission areas of importance to NHLBI. To accomplish the stated goal, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences.
The over-arching goal of this NHLBI R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce by providing research training and research opportunities to undergraduate and health professional students. To accomplish the stated goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:
- The objective is to expose undergraduate college and health professional students from underrepresented backgrounds in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to research training opportunities in mission areas of the NHLBI.
- For undergraduate students: to provide hands-on research to learn to balance collaborative and individual work, to better understand scientific publications, to discover their passion for research, and continue on to graduate and other health profession careers.
- For medical, dental, nursing and other health professionals: to become acquainted with the important role of health professionals in the biomedical research enterprise, and to enhance knowledge, interest, and entrance into basic biomedical, translational, or applied clinical research as a career.
Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25) Web link:
Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25) (RFA-HL-16-008)
Who is eligible? U.S. institutions. Institutions will select eligible trainees for award.
The opportunities? Research training
Duration of support? Summer or off-quarters during the academic year – 2 to 3 months
Where? At U.S. institutions
Applications due? February 18, 2015; September 18, 2015 (resubmissions only); February 18, 2016; September 19, 2016 (resubmissions only); February 18, 2017; September 18, 2017 (resubmissions only), by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
- Undergraduate Students: The salary and fringe benefits for an undergraduate participant should be consistent with the institutional salary policies for employees in similar positions. Institutional rates for undergraduate salaries should be no more than $10 per hour plus Fringe Benefits, only when such benefits are provided to other employees in similar positions. An additional amount of $2,400 per participant for supplies, per diem (including housing) and travel (scientific meeting and/or to and from grantee institution) may also be requested. Funds may not be used to purchase any equipment, except to accommodate individuals with disabilities.
- Health Professional Student Participants: The NIH will provide compensation that: (1) conforms to the established, consistently applied salary and wage policies of the institution; and (2) reflects the percentage of time devoted to the PHS-funded project.
For health professional student participants this compensation may include salary, fringe benefits, and tuition (if applicable see: NOT-OD-16-047). Additional funds up to $4,000 per participant for supplies, per diem (including housing) and travel (scientific meetings and/or to and from grantee institution) may also be requested. Funds may not be used to purchase any equipment.
How to apply: Applicants must download the SF424 (R&R) application package associated with this funding opportunity using the “Apply for Grant Electronically” button in the FOA or following the directions provided at Grants.gov. It is critical that applicants follow the instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide, including Supplemental Grant Application Instructions except where instructed in the funding opportunity announcement to do otherwise.
Page Limitations: All page limitations described in the SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide and the Table of Page Limits must be followed.
Letter of Intent: Research institutions are asked to submit a letter of intent to the Director, Office of Scientific Review at the address listed below. Although a letter of intent is not required, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information that it contains allows NHLBI staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review. The Letter of Intent due date is at least one month before the application due date.
The Letter of Intent should be sent to:
Director, Office of Scientific Review
Division of Extramural Research Activities
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7214, MSC 7924
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7924 (for express mail: Bethesda, Maryland 20817)
Telephone: (301) 435-0270
E-mail (link sends e-mail): Director, Office of Scientific Review
Resources for Applicants:
- NHLBI's Division of Blood Diseases and Resources (DBDR) Program Description
- NHLBI's Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS) Program Description
- NHLBI's Division of Lung Diseases (DLD) Program Description
- NHLBI’s Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science (CTRIS) Program Description
For more information on specific program opportunities, contact:
Drew Carlson, Ph.D.
Division of Cardiovascular Science, NHLBI
Rockledge II Building, Room 8142
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7940
Bethesda, MD 20892-7940
Telephone: (301) 435-0535
FAX: (301) 480-7404