University of Southern California


PAR-16-118: Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25)

Slots:                                                   One                 
LOI:                                                   N/A    
Internal Deadline:                         April 1, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline:                       May 25, 2016, 5pm
Award Information:                       

Type: Grant
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.

Cost Sharing:                                 This FOA does not require cost sharing as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.

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:                  

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:

NIGMS seeks to increase the number of individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical workforce by providing training opportunities during multiple training and career stages at varied institutions and educational settings across the country. By increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups pursuing advanced training in the biomedical sciences, NIGMS strives to ensure that the future generation of researchers draws from the entire pool of talented individuals, bringing different aptitudes, perspectives, creativity, and experiences to address complex scientific problems. Training and retaining a diverse workforce ensures that the nation remains a competitive global leader in discovery and innovation in biomedical research.

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).

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