The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research.
Donor Name: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
State: All States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $317,000
Grant Duration: 5 years
The overarching goal of this National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) R25 program is to support mentoring and research education activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce. The major goal of this R25 program is to establish long-term mentoring that will enable junior faculty and transitioning postdoctoral students from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences to develop a research program and work with their home institution to obtain NIH funding. This FOA specifically invites applications that would support senior faculty, established researchers, and experienced mentors to develop and direct the Summer Institutes for Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) in order to mentor promising eligible junior faculty and transitioning postdoctoral students from diverse backgrounds who have specific scientific interests in heart, lung, blood and sleep (HLBS) disorders research.
To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences and Mentoring Activities:
- Research Experiences for participating junior faculty and transitioning postdoctoral students from diverse backgrounds to enhance their research skills, experiences, and knowledge base relative to HLBS scientific areas and cross-cutting methodological approaches. This can include transitioning postdoctoral scientists who have received a formal full-time faculty appointment letter in hand and will have completed their postdoctoral appointment by the time the Summer Institute program to which they are recruited is convened.
- Mentoring Activities by senior faculty, established researchers, and experienced mentors that include dedicated efforts to provide technical expertise, career advice, insight, and professional skills development opportunities to participating junior faculty and transitioning postdoctoral students from diverse backgrounds so that they can work with their institutions to compete for NIH grants successfully.
This FOA therefore intends to support applicants who offer mentoring and research education experiences in one of the NHLBI mission-relevant disease areas (i.e., heart, lung, blood, or sleep conditions), or cross-cutting HLBS areas such as health disparities or implementation science. Applications characterized by innovation, scholarship, and responsiveness to the priorities and/or changing needs of the NHLBI in meeting its objectives as described in its Strategic Vision are of high programmatic interest.
Examples of relevant topic areas and research approaches include but are not limited to:
- Basic and clinical aspects of the mechanisms of and treatment for HLBS conditions
- Research to mitigate health or health care disparities in HLBS conditions in the United States and abroad
- Health services research focused on treatment optimizing the care for HLBS conditions
- Implementation science research to facilitate adoption of proven-effective interventions to treat and prevent HLBS related diseases
- Intervention research methods, such as adaptive and pragmatic trials, to enhance the efficiency and applicability to populations with HLBS conditions
- Behavioral and social science research targeted at the prevention and treatment of HLBS conditions in areas such as health communication, adherence, behavioral economics, and social and structural determinants of health
- Emerging technology and informatics, such as artificial intelligence/machine learning and integration of wearable technology in research and clinical care of HLBS conditions
- Genomics, “populomics”, and precision health to advance the science of tailored treatment approaches for HLBS conditions
Applications must contain the following to be considered responsive to this FOA. Non-responsive applications will not proceed to review.
- Evidence of a planned program that occurs during the summer for no less than the minimum required time specified (i.e., 10 days) and for two consecutive summers for each cohort
- The number and positions of the intended participants (specifically HLBS-oriented junior faculty or transitioning post-docs, including those from underrepresented groups) with intent to recruit nationally
- A research education program focusing on NHLBI mission-relevant areas
- An evaluation protocol to assess mentees’ progress and program goals
- A detailed account of experiences of the previously awarded program (applicable to renewal applications only)
- Evidence of ability to subcontract small research project (SRP) awards to mentees’ institutions, including appropriate letter(s) of support demonstrating the ability to subcontract or the intent to develop appropriate subcontracting relationships with institutions of higher education from which mentees may come
- A proposed budget within the limit specified in the FOA
- Although the size of the Summer Institute (SI) award may vary with the scope of the research education program proposed, awards must not exceed the following budgetary limits:
- Direct costs for each SI program may be up to $317,000 per year. F&A is limited to 8% of direct costs.
The project period is 5 years.
Higher Education Institutions
- Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
- Private Institutions of Higher Education
The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for NIH support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education:
- Hispanic-serving Institutions
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
- Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
- Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
- Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)
Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education
- Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
- Small Businesses
- For-Profit Organizations (Other than Small Businesses)
- Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
- Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Regional Organizations
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.
- Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply
- Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
- Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.