This opportunity is still open. If interested in submitting, please contact Logan Schmidt (-6287) as soon as possible. 

  • Internal: 03/23/2018
  • Proposal: 05/25/2018


  • Duration: Up to 5 years


The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers. The over-arching goals of the NIH R25 program are to: (1) complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs; (2) enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce; (3) help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences; and (4) foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications.

The over-arching goal of this NIGMS R25 program is to support educational activities enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:

  • Research Experiences: For example, for undergraduate students: to provide hands-on exposure to research, to reinforce their intent to graduate with a science degree, and/or to prepare them for graduate school admissions and/or careers in research; for graduate students: to provide research experiences and related training..
  • Courses for Skills Development: For example, advanced courses in a specific discipline or research area, clinical procedures for research, or specialized research techniques.

NIGMS seeks to increase the number of individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical workforce by providing training opportunities during multiple training and career stages at varied institutions and educational settings across the country. By increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups pursuing advanced training in the biomedical sciences, NIGMS strives to ensure that the future generation of researchers draws from the entire pool of talented individuals, bringing different aptitudes, perspectives, creativity, and experiences to address complex scientific problems. Training and retaining a diverse workforce ensures that the nation remains a competitive global leader in discovery and innovation in biomedical research.

Eligibility & Submission Requirements

Only one proposal may be submitted by an eligible organization. If interested in submitting, please contact Logan Schmidt (-6287) as soon as possible and submit a 2 page pre-proposal following the NU Procedure for Programs with Limited Submissions Please review the Limited Submission Procedures as they have been updated. 

Contact Information

Scientific/Research Contact(s):

Alexandra Ainsztein, Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Telephone: 301-594-0828