Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NIH NHGRI - Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

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University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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Limited Submission Announcement

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) invites R25 applications in response to two important initiatives: (1) short, advanced level courses that are intended to disseminate new laboratory techniques, methods, analyses related to the mission of the NHGRI and (2) research education and training initiatives that are linked to specific NHGRI research initiatives, such as Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science and large-scale sequencing and database grants. For courses, applicants may submit more than one course application, provided each application is scientifically distinct. For research education and training initiatives linked to specific NHGRI research initiatives, institutions may submit only one application to encompass all the education and training activities related to all NHGRI grants in that institution.

The NHGRI wants to ensure that the next generation of genome scientists will have adequate representation from populations that are currently underrepresented in genomic science as researchers. Initiatives targeted to those at the undergraduate level and/or beyond, including the faculty level, are encouraged and will be given the highest priority. The main focus should be on ensuring that individuals: (a) successfully transition to the next career level; (b) remain in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) field; (c) pursue doctoral degrees or advanced training in fields relevant to genomics; and (d) pursue careers in genomics. The types of research experiences that can be supported under this award include, but are not limited to: (1) short-term research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students; (2) up to two years of post baccalaureate research and academic support with the objective of transitioning to a F31 support for graduate school; (3) up to 24 months of graduate school support with the objective of transitioning to a F31; (4) up to 24 months of postdoctoral fellowship support with the objective of transitioning to a F32; and (5) research experiences for faculty to provide preliminary data for research grant applications.

The proposed research education and training initiative may complement other ongoing research training and education programs at the applicant institution, but the proposed educational experiences must be distinct from those research training and research education programs currently receiving federal support and provide added value. The R25 is not a substitute for an institutional research training program (T32) and cannot be used to circumvent or supplement Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) mechanisms.

Because MU is limited to one application for the research education and training initiative, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2009. Letters of intent should be no more than 3 pages and should include 1) a description of the proposed program, 2) goals and expected outcomes, 3) recruitment criteria and strategy, and 4) an evaluation plan.


Variable. For research education and training initiatives linked to new and renewal competing parent grant applications, direct costs of up to $300,000 per year for up to five years may be requested, coinciding with the parent grant.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, September 11, 2009

Sponsor Deadline:

September 25, 2009


URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

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