University of Southern California


PAR-17-221: Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)

Slots:                                                     1                             

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:

Materials to submit:

Link to Award:                        

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:

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.