NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

  • Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Internal Deadline: October 30, 2020 - Still Accepting Applications;   June 11, 2021; June 10, 2022
  • Sponsor Deadlines:  January 25, 2021, September 27, 2021, September 26, 2022 Full Application; - LOI due 30 days prior
  • Link: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-240.html

Brief Synopsis from Sponsor: 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 overarching 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) encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research; (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 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.

Please read full opportunity linked above before submitting your application.

Sponsor’s Anticipated Funding Amount: Application budgets are limited to a maximum of $250,000 direct cost per year, and must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Be aware: Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed. UofL will decide which to submit via an internal application process determined by peer review.

Anyone interested in submitting for this program must first submit an internal application to , with copy to the applicable research dean, by 5 p.m. on the date listed above, including the following materials:

  • A summary of the proposal (maximum two pages);
  • A paragraph describing why your project would be the most competitive candidate for this program;
  • Your current curriculum vitae;
  • A cover page that contains:
    • The name of this funding opportunity and title of your proposal;
    • Your name, position, and UofL office contact information;
    • Collaborator names, positions, and institutions (if applicable).

Reviewers will judge proposals as they would in any peer review process, so PIs are urged to put forward competitive internal proposals. Along with typical criteria, reviewers will evaluate internal proposals based on their fit with the sponsor’s articulated goals and criteria as well as the UofL strategic goals.

The above internal application materials should be submitted via email as a single .PDF file to by the internal deadline listed above.

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