Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NHLBI Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) solicits applications for the Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25). This funding opportunity serves to promote diversity in undergraduate and health professional student populations by providing short-term research education support to stimulate career development in cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases research.

The National Institutes of Health(NIH) recognizes a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research workforce. The NIH expects efforts to diversify the workforce to lead to the recruitment of the most talented researchers from all groups; to improve the quality of the educational and training environment; to balance and broaden the perspective in setting research priorities; to improve the ability to recruit subjects from diverse backgrounds into clinical research protocols; and to improve the Nation's capacity to address and eliminate health disparities.

Because MU is limited to one application per health professional school for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 3, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) goals of the program, 2) plans for recruiting, selecting, and assigning students to research activities, 3) activities to accomplish stated goals, 4) evaluation and tracking 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.


Total direct costs should not exceed $311,088 for a period of up to five years.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, September 3, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines:

Requested letters of intent are due September 1, 2010
Full proposals are due October 1, 2010


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