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Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics: Courses for Skills Development (R25)

Modified: February 29, 2016

FOA#: PAR-16-090

This FOA invites R25 applications to support short-term, advanced courses that are intended to disseminate, to a larger scientific audience, new techniques, methods, or analyses related to the mission of the NHGRI in three broad areas: genomic sciences; genomic medicine; and the ethical, legal and social implications of genomics.

Course offerings should be targeted to individuals in careers at the doctoral level and beyond; are expected to be hosted by academic or research institutions where the staff and faculty have research experience in the proposed area of the course and have experience in training; should include as faculty established investigators or scholars actively working in the area of instruction; and should typically be two weeks or less in length and offered annually. Syllabi, handouts, and videos must be made available and easily accessible to the public electronically.

This initiative is not intended to support the development of an institution's course curriculum that is part of the institution's course offerings for its students. Participation in these courses must be open to students and investigators nation-wide.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: May 25, 2016 (by 5 pm)


The Training Grant Support Office assists Northwestern University faculty members in the preparation of institutional training grant applications (new proposals and renewals), including data table production involving institution-wide and Training Grant Support Office-tracked data, proposal development aids, and coordination of special funding or commitment requests made to The Graduate School in support of the NIH training grant.  This data is available upon request and can take several weeks to collect and prepare in the required NIH formats.  Please contact Jennifer E. Hobbs, PhD, Assistant Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Training and Development.


The Office of Research Development offers assistance in identifying and facilitating collaborations, putting together interdisciplinary teams, programmatic and administrative development of large, cross-school proposals, and leveraging institutional resources for outreach and education. Contact Fruma Yehiely, Associate Vice President for Research, Director of ORD, for more information.

Training Grant Director