Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NCRR Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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Limited Submission Announcement

The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25) supports the development and evaluation of innovative research education programs to improve PreK-12 research career opportunities and the community's understanding of the health science advances supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded clinical and basic research. SEPA encourages dynamic partnerships between biomedical and clinical researchers and PreK-12 teachers and schools and other interested organizations. Particular importance will be given to applications that target PreK-12 and/or ISE/media topics that may not be addressed by existing curriculum, community-based or ISE/media activities. PreK-12 curriculum content must be inquiry-based, hands-on, biomedically relevant and rigorously evaluated.

NCRR is aware of the disproportionately low representation of underrepresented individuals in biomedical, behavioral and clinical fields. SEPA encourages applications that will foster such career opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in certain scientific disciplines, specifically, individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, underserved communities, and individuals with disabilities.

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, July 2, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include a summary of 1) the proposed program and focus, 2) planned activities, 3) anticipated preK-12 partners, 4) evaluation plans, and 5) the names of three MU personnel who would be qualified to serve as internal reviewers for letters of intent under this program.


Up to $1,250,000. Direct costs are limited to $250,000 annually for up to 5 years.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, July 2, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines

Optional letters of intent are due June 28, 2010
Full proposals are due July 28, 2010


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