National Institutes of Health

NINDS Diversity Research Education Grants in Neuroscience (R25)

Program Summary

The purpose of the FOA is to invite applications for Diversity Research Education grants whose goals are to support the development and/or implementation of programs to: (1) increase the number of Ph.D.-level research scientists from diverse backgrounds including graduate, post-doctoral and/or junior-faculty career levels; and (2) advance the careers of the participants to the next step in their education. Funding support for the R25 Diversity Research Education Programs should lead to increased recruitment, mentoring, education and retention of researchers from diverse backgrounds in the neuroscience scientific workforce.


Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed.

The proposed Principal Investigator should hold a basic or health professional degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent), and have clearly demonstrated training/mentoring credentials.

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 NIH support. In many cases, it is anticipated that the proposed research education program will complement ongoing research training occurring at the applicant institution.

Award Information

The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed 5 years.  Direct costs are up to $250,000 per year. 

Internal Selection Process

The UI Office of the Vice President for Research and the Carver College of Medicine have established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information.

  1. A two page CV
  2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:

The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2012. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance wtih the sponsor's deadline of Friday, January 25, 2013.


Proposal Due to OVPRED11/30/2012 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF01/18/2013
Date Due to Sponsor01/25/2013
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due Date12/25/2012
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