This opportunity is closed.

  • Internal: 11/03/2017
  • Proposal: 01/24/2018


  • Amount: $400,000 per year
  • Duration: up to 5 years


The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this NIGMS R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.

NIGMS provides leadership in supporting interventions at important stages throughout the educational process, including the longstanding PREP program. The PREP program provides institutions the resources to support and provide research experiences to underrepresented, STEM-oriented postbaccalaureates, who upon completion of a one-year research education program are likely to successfully enter and complete a Ph.D. program in a biomedical science field relevant to the NIGMS.

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences and Courses for Skills Development. Applications are encouraged from research-intensive institutions that propose to equip recent baccalaureate science graduates from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical sciences with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue Ph.D. degrees in these fields. The program provides support for extensive research experiences and well-designed courses for skills development aimed at preparing individuals from underrepresented backgrounds to complete doctoral degrees.

Eligibility & Submission Requirements

Only one proposal may be submitted by an eligible organization. If interested in submitting, please contact Karen Drew (-4824) as soon as possible and submit a 2 page pre-proposal following the NU Procedure for Programs with Limited Submissions.


Contact Information

Scientific/Research Contact(s)

Michael Bender, Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Telephone: 301-594-0943