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National Cancer Institute Youth Enjoy Science Research Education Program (R25)

Modified: December 2, 2016

*This opportunity is for faculty applicants only.

National Institutes of Health

National Cancer Institute Youth Enjoy Science Research Education Program (R25)

FOA#: PAR-17-059

The over-arching goal of this Youth Enjoy Science (YES) program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.  To accomplish this, the Program will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:

  • Research Experiences: The YES Program supports efforts to create and maintain programs to engage Grades 6-12 and/or undergraduate students from underrepresented populations in cancer research experiences. Grades 9-12 and undergraduate students, as well as teachers and faculty members, are expected to gain hands-on experience in mentored cancer research environments.
  • Curriculum or Methods Development: For programs that support Grades 6-12 teachers and undergraduate faculty, these participants are expected to use their Research Experiences to develop and take back to their classrooms novel instructional approaches that improves science teaching. For programs that support students only, applicants are expected to develop educational tools for the students, in order to enhance their Research Experiences.   
  • Outreach: Proposed programs are expected to include activities that enhance general science/health education or dissemination of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research findings to particular population groups, health practitioners, or the public, not necessarily in preparation for careers in science. Outreach activities should help the participants better understand the significance and impact of the Research Experiences.

The specific goals are to inspire interest in biomedical sciences, help envision research as a career path, and strengthen practical research and career skills. In alignment with these goals, institutions may develop unique programs that capitalize on their research strengths and are responsive to their target populations.    

DEADLINE: Standard NIH due dates

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 Nicole Moore (nicole.moore@northwestern.edu), Director, for more information.

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