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.
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.
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