University of Southern California


PAR-17-339: NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)

Slots:                                                     1                             

Internal Deadline:                           Slots have been allocated.

LOI:                                                        Optional, due 30 days prior to application due date.                        

External Deadline:                          July 9, 2019, 5pm PT

Award Information:                        Type:  Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: Contingent upon NIH appropriations and sufficient applications

Anticipated Amount: Total of $2,000,000

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:                    All PD(s)/PI(s) must have an eRA Commons account.  PD(s)/PI(s) should work with their organizational officials to either create a new account or to affiliate their existing account with the applicant organization in eRA Commons. If the PD/PI is also the organizational Signing Official, they must have two distinct eRA Commons accounts, one for each role. Obtaining an eRA Commons account can take up to 2 weeks.


The over-arching goal of is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers. The over-arching goals of the NIH R25 program are to: (1) complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs; (2) enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce; (3) help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences; and (4) foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications.

This funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12, pre-service and in-service teachers (Teachers) and students from underserved communities with a focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, Curriculum or Methods Development and Outreach.

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