National Institutes of Health

NIH: MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) (NRSA) (T34)

Program Summary

The purpose of the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) Institutional Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Training program is to assist undergraduate institutions to increase the number of well-prepared underrepresented (UR) students who, within three years of graduation, matriculate into competitive/research active Ph.D. or combined M.D.-Ph.D. programs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, go on to research careers and will be available to participate in NIH-funded research.  The program provides grants to institutions with significant enrollment of students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences that propose well-integrated developmental activities designed to strengthen students’ academic preparation, research training and professional skills that are critical to the completion of the Ph.D. degree in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

Eligibility

Only one application per institution is allowed for the MARC U-STAR Program.

Award Information

Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect actual needs of the proposed academic and research training program. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research training will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary.  The maximum project period for Kirschstein NRSA T34 Institutional training grants is 5 years.

Internal Selection Procedure
 
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development has 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:
  1. Additional pages may be added for references
  2. Please be sure the project is identified on each page and number the pages.
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 24, 2014. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of May 25, 2014.

Proposal due for preselection03/24/2014 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to Sponsor05/25/2014
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
Email:cheryl-a-ridgeway@uiowa.edu
Phone:319-384-3332
Sponsor URL:http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-205.html

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