PAR-17-221: Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: April 24, 2018, 5pm PT
External Deadline: May 24, 2018, 5pm PT
Award Information: Type: Grant
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). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- CV – (5 pages maximum)
Link to Award: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-221.html
Who May Serve as PI: Researchers from diverse backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and women are encouraged to participate as preceptors/mentors. Mentors should have research expertise and experience relevant to the proposed program. Mentors must be committed to continue their involvement throughout the total period of the mentee’s participation in this award. Mentors are expected to have a history of training diverse students.
The overarching goal of this FOA is to prepare undergraduate freshman and sophomores from underrepresented backgrounds for Ph.D. or M.D./Ph. D programs. After ten years, the NIBIB will review the overall success of the funded programs to determine whether to continue this FOA as currently configured. The success of a funded program will be evaluated based on specific participant outcomes, including transition into an Advanced Honors Program; graduation with a baccalaureate degree in a STEM field; enrollment into and graduation from a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph. D program; postdoctoral employment; and entry into a biomedical research career in academia or industry.
To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:
- Research Experiences: for undergraduate students to provide preparation for and hands-on exposure to research. At a minimum, this preparation should include a summer bridge program, summer research experience, and additional activities during the academic year, including, but not limited to seminars and/or workshops that enhance skills in the basic sciences, computation, and scientific communication as well as introduce students to the laboratory environment
- Mentoring Activities: dedicated to providing not only technical expertise, but advice, individual coaching, professional development, and career guidance to the participants. Mentoring should occur at multiple levels ideally involving faculty, peers, alumni, and family. For institutions with graduate degree programs, Ph.D. candidates may also participate as mentors.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.