Limited Submissions: Internal Call for Proposals NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) UNC Internal deadline: 11:59PM, Monday, November 9, 2020 *Please distribute to relevant faculty*
UNC Internal Deadline: 11:59PM, Monday, November 9, 2020
NIH LOI Deadline: December 25, 2020
NIH Application Deadline: January 25, 2021
« Number of Applications per Institution: Organizations may only submit one application.
Submit the following (in ONE .pdf) to the Office of Research Development limited submissions inbox Limited_Submissions@unc.edu by 11:59PM, Monday, November 9, 2020.
- PI/Proposed team member’s NIH formatted biosketch (five-page maximum)
- Project Summary (no more than 4 pages)
- List of potential/committed collaborators (internal and external to UNC)
- Names of three internal (to UNC) experts who could speak knowledgeably about the candidate’s research and who could potentially serve on an internal review panel.
- Please do not include the names of faculty named on the project, chairs, deans, directors, direct reports, or others who have a conflict of interest.
- Please notify all potential internal reviewers before submitting the pre-proposal packet to ORD.
Award Budget: Application budgets are limited to a maximum of $250,000 direct cost per year, and must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.
Award Project Period: The project period is limited to 5 years.
Cost Sharing: Not required.
The goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce by (1) increasing the pool of current and future Ph.D.-level research scientists from diverse backgrounds, including from groups underrepresented in neuroscience research; and (2) facilitating the career advancement/transition of the participants to the next step of their neuroscience careers.
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research
To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on: Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, and Curriculum or Methods Development. Please visit the full solicitation for additional details.
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 overarching 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.
This NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) is a flexible and specialized program designed to foster the development of neuroscience researchers from diverse backgrounds, including from underrepresented groups across career stages. Thus, it encourages applications from applicant organizations that propose innovative mentoring and professional development activities in the mission area(s) of the NINDS and/or NIMH. This Neuroscience Diversity R25 initiative will focus on factors that have been shown to affect retention of underrepresented graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and junior faculty in neuroscience research such as mentoring, scientific networks, professional development, and attention to the structural and institutional environment regarding inclusion (http://acd.od.nih.gov/dbr.htm; Structure and Belonging: Pathways to Success for Underrepresented Minority and Women Ph.D. Students in STEM Fields; The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM).
Programs that target transitions and/or more than one career stage for neuroscience career advancement and progression are strongly encouraged. This initiative will support the development of collaborative research education partnerships that will increase participants’ awareness and interest in the neurosciences, develop participants’ scientific knowledge and research skills that will allow them to progress and transition to more advanced neuroscience-related research education and training activities. Proposed program interventions to enhance workforce diversity in response to this FOA should also focus on asset models and leadership opportunities, rather than solely deficit models and remediation (recommendations from 2017 NINDS Activating a Neural Network; 2016 NINDS Forming a Neural Network Workshops; and NAMHC Workgroup on Research Training Report).
Full Solicitation: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-240.html#toc-7
Review Criteria: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-240.html#_Section_V._Application
For additional information, please contact the Limited Submissions Team with questions at Limited_Submissions@unc.edu.