Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) R25 Applications for Education and Training

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 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, and/or 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.

Initiatives targeted to populations that are currently underrepresented in genomic science 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, or 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 F31 support for graduate school; (3) up to 24 months of graduate school support with the objective of transitioning to F31 support; (4) up to 24 months of postdoctoral fellowship support with the objective of transitioning to an F32 award; and (5) research experiences for faculty to provide preliminary data for research grant applications.

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.

Applicants may submit more than one course application, provided each application is scientifically distinct. Institutions may submit only one application to encompass all the education and training activities related to all of the institution's NHGRI grants. Because MU is limited to one application per receipt date 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, July 16, 2010. Letters of intent should not exceed three pages and should include 1) a summary of the proposed program, 2) goals and expected outcomes of the program, 3) recruitment criteria and strategies, 4) evaluation plans, and 5) the deadline to which the proposal will be submitted.


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.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, July 16, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines:

R25 regular yearly deadlines are January 25, May 25, and September 25


URL for more information:

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at