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NIH NIDDK Diabetes Research Centers (P30)

Internal Due Date: 07-01-2016 Coordinator: Holly Sommers

Foundation Due Date: 09-25-2016 Full Applications

Number of Applications: 1


The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this NIGMS  R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.  To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development and Research Experiences.

The Bridges to Doctorate Program is intended to provide these activities to master's level students to increase transition to and completion of PhDs in biomedical sciences. This program requires partnerships between master's degree-granting institutions with doctorate degree-granting institutions.  Applicants should directly address how the set of activities will complement and/or enhance the training of a diverse workforce that also meets the nation’s biomedical and clinical research needs by discussing 1) the rationale underlying the balance of effort and resources dedicated to each activity; 2) how the activities integrate; and 3) objective indicators that can measure the effectiveness of the program. A program application must include each activity, and describe how they will be synergized to make a comprehensive program. Additionally, recruitment and retention plans are expected as part of the application.

Annual budgets are limited to $300,000 direct costs. The maximum project period is 5 years.

For full information, please see the website noted above.


Internal Competition Guidelines:

Interested applicants must submit an abstract of their proposed projects (not to exceed 2 pages) and an NIH-style biosketch to Holly Sommers via e-mail ( by no later than the internal deadline above for consideration. Please put Bridges to Doctorate R25 - Applicant Name in the subject line of the e-mail. It is helpful if the abstract and biosketch are submitted in a single PDF file with the abstract first.  Please note that written reviews or summary statements from the internal review and selection process will not be available.