University of Southern California


PAR-20-153: NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Slots:                                        1

Internal Deadline:              May 8, 2020, noon PT      

LOI:                                          30 days prior to the application due date

External Deadline:                    July 14, 2020

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: NIGMS intends to commit an estimated total of $2,000,000 per fiscal year for new awards.

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:               The PD/PI should be an established investigator in the scientific area in which the application is targeted and capable of providing both administrative and scientific leadership to the development and implementation of the proposed program. The PD/PI will be expected to monitor and assess the program and submit all documents and reports as required.


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) encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research; (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.

The overarching goal of this R25 program 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.


To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support innovative educational activities with a primary focus on:


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