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

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is soliciting applications to promote diversity in undergraduate and health professional student populations by providing short-term research education support to stimulate career development in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, and sleep disorders research. The NIH Research Education (R25) grant mechanism is designed to foster the development of biomedical, behavioral, social science, and clinical researchers through creative and innovative research education programs. This announcement describes programs designed to stimulate the participation of individuals from the following groups:

  • individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
  • individuals with disabilities.
  • individuals from socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds that have inhibited their ability to pursue a career in health-related research.

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

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., Friday, July 11, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary of 1) the area of research and research project/educational experience, 2) recruitment strategy(ies), and 3) evaluation plan.


Total direct costs are limited to $106,250 (average) annually

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2008

Sponsor Deadline:

A non-required letter of intent is due July 15, 2008

The application due date is August 15, 2008

URL for more information:

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

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