National Institutes of Health

NIH: NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)

Program Summary

The purpose of the FOA is to invite applications for mentoring and professional activities to advance the careers and neuroscience development of diverse neuroscience researchers.  The goal of the NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (NDACDRW) is to support mission relevant development and/or implementation of programs to: (1) increase the pool of Ph.D.-level research scientists from diverse backgrounds underrepresented  in biomedical research who are neuroscience researchers- participation is limited to graduate, post-doctoral and/or junior-faculty career levels only; and (2) facilitate career advancement/transition of the participants to the next step of their neuroscience careers. 
NINDS support for R25 program relies equally on scientific merit and programmatic considerations. Consequently, we recommend that potential applicants contact program officials at NINDS before preparing an application. NINDS will not support projects if they do not fulfill current programmatic priorities at NINDS.
Only one application per institution is allowed. 
Award Information
Direct costs are limited to $250,000 per year.  The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed 5 years.  
Internal Selection Procedure
The UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development 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; and
  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 8, 2013. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Saturday, January 25, 2014.

Proposal Due to OVPRED11/08/2013 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF01/18/2014
Date Due to Sponsor01/25/2014
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due Date12/25/2013
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