Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NIGMS MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) (T34)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will award Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) National Research Service Act (NRSA) Training grants to eligible institutions as a means of supporting undergraduate academic and research training to help ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles related to the Nation’s biomedical and behavioral research agenda. The MARC U-STAR program is designed to have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation by providing support to students underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences and improving their preparation for highly selective Ph.D. level training and future careers. The program supports efforts to strengthen the science/math course curricula, pedagogical skills of faculty, and biomedical research training at institutions with significant enrollments of students from underrepresented groups.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) goals and objectives of the training program, 2) an overview of the research training program, 3) plans for recruiting students into the program, including students from underrepresented groups, and 4) plans for program evaluation.


Variable. Awards for T34 institutional NRSA training grants may be for project periods up to five years in duration and are renewable. Trainees are required to pursue full-time research training for a consecutive 24- month period.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, April 9, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines:

May 25, 2010


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