National Institutes of Health

NIH: Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE)(R25)

Program Summary

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The goal of this NHLBI R25 program is to enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce .  To this end, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences, Courses for Skills Development and Mentoring Activities.


Only one application per institution is allowed.  Summer Institute Program Directors are expected to recruit mentors nationally who are experts in the NHLBI program areas described in this FOA.  Mentors may be from the mentees' institutions, the Summer Institute sponsoring institution, and/or other institutions, as necessary to complement the needed expertise for the mentees' career goals. Summer Institute faculty are expected to have significant prior mentoring and educational/training experience.

All mentees in the PRIDE program are expected to be junior faculty or postdoctorates transitioning to an academic research career,and demonstrate a primary commitment to heart, lung, blood or sleep disorders research.  Mentees are also expected to meet the diversity eligibility requirements for this PRIDE R25 mechanism.  In planning their mentee pool, applicants should note that potential mentees may not participate in this program if they are currently appointed to some types of institutional research training, career development, and research education awards or if they hold an individual fellowship.

Award Information

The NHLBI intends to commit $2.37 million in total costs in FY2014 to fund up to eight awards.  Although the size of award may vary with the scope of the research education program proposed, it is expected that applications will stay within the following budgetary limits:  Direct costs for each Summer Institute program can be up to $273,240 for Year 1, $316,480 for Year 2, $342,240 for Year 3, and $319,240 for Year 4.  The maximum project period is 4 years. 

Internal Selection Procedure  
The 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 or NIH biosketch
  2. A two page lay summary of the proposed project
  3. Additional pages may be used for references.
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014.  The selected nominees will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's Thursday, March 13, 2014, deadline.

Proposal Due to OVPRED01/30/2014 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF03/06/2014
Date Due to Sponsor03/13/2014
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due Date02/13/2014
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