PAR-16-361: Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: May 25, 2017, 5pm PDT
Estimated Number of Awards: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
Anticipated Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.
Submission Process: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants
Materials to submit:
- Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt.).
- CV – (5 pages maximum)
Link to Award: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-361.html
Who May Serve as PI:
Standard NIH eligibility requirements.
The over-arching goal of this NIGMS R25 program is to support educational activities 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:
- Research Experiences: For example, for undergraduate students: to provide hands-on exposure to research, to reinforce their intent to graduate with a science degree, and/or to prepare them for graduate school admissions and/or careers in research; for graduate students: to provide research experiences and related training.
- Courses for Skills Development: For example, advanced courses in a specific discipline or research area, clinical procedures for research, or specialized research techniques.
NIGMS provides leadership in supporting interventions at important stages throughout the educational process, including the RISE Program. The RISE Program provides institutions the resources to support and train underrepresented, STEM-oriented students, who upon completion of their undergraduate degree are likely to successfully complete a Ph.D. program in a biomedical science field relevant to the NIH.
Underrepresentation of certain groups in science, technology and engineering fields increases throughout the training stages. For example, students from certain racial and ethnic groups, including Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, currently comprise ~39% of the college age population (Census Bureau), but earn only ~17% of bachelor’s degrees and ~7% of the Ph.D.s in the biological sciences (NSF, 2015). Active interventions are required to prevent the loss of talent at each level of educational advancement. For example, a report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology recommended support of programs to retain underrepresented undergraduate science, technology, engineering and math students as a means to effectively build a diverse and competitive scientific workforce (PCAST Report, 2012).
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.