This funding opportunity supports two types of activities: (1) short, advanced level courses that are intended to disseminate new laboratory techniques, methods, analyses related to the mission of the NHGRI and (2) research education and training initiatives that are linked to specific NHGRI research initiatives, such as Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) and large-scale sequencing and database grants.
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. Moreover, the R25 mechanism is not intended to support long-term training by NRSA-eligible individuals and may not be used to circumvent or supplement Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA research training mechanisms.
For research education and training initiatives linked to specific NHGRI research grants, applicants may submit only one application per parent grant application. If an institution has more than one NHGRI research grant in which a research education and training initiative is required, such as a training grant and a CEGS, only one application may be submitted to cover NHGRIs support of the research education and training initiative at that institution.
For courses, applicants may submit more than one course application, provided each application is scientifically distinct.
For research education and training initiatives that are linked to parent grant applications, the project duration must coincide with the initiation and termination dates of the parent grant, but in no case can exceed 5 years. Although the size of the award may vary with the scope of the research education and training program, it is expected that applications will stay within the budgetary guidelines of annual direct costs of $300,000. In rare exceptions will this limit be waived for research education and training initiatives submitted as part of competing renewal applications. In such cases, the applicant must receive prior approval to exceed the $300,000 direct cost limit.
Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs requested by consortium participants are not included in the direct cost limitation. See NOT-OD-05-004.
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