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Funding Opportunity: NIAID Research Education Program (R25)

Modified: August 28, 2017
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-17-455
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this National Institute of Allergy and infectious Diseases (NIAID) 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 in NIAID mission areas.  
To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences and Mentoring Activities related to NIAID's mission areas.
Key Dates
  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s):   November 6, 2017
  • Application Due Date(s): December 6, 2017 ; December 5, 2018 ; December 5, 2019
  • Earliest Start Date(s): July 2018 ; July 2019 ; July 2020 
Participants are limited to the following individuals:
  • Graduate/ health professional (e.g., medical) students, medical residents, postdoctoral fellows, and/or early-career faculty. For this program "early career faculty" must be within the first 8 years of their first faculty appointment.
  • Participants from a single career stage, or programs may propose to bridge several career stages of participants.
  • Participants may be early career researchers that are moving into new research areas relevant to the NIAID research
Assistance with Proposal Preparation and Special Considerations
The Training Grant Support Office (TGSO) is available to provide support, including data table production involving institution-wide and Training Grant Support Office-tracked data (as required), guidance on NIH instructions, access to proposal aids, connecting with current R25 leaders at Northwestern, and supplying faculty data to assist with selecting mentors to include in the proposal.
If interested in submitting an application for 2017, preparation should begin as soon as possible.
Please contact Becca Lamarre, Training Grant Support Office Manager at r-lamarre@northwestern.edu.
Training Grant Director