Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (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 purpose of the NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (R25), jointly sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and National Center for Minority Health Disparities (NCMHD) is to increase the number of students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise of the nation and/or populations disproportionately affected by health disparities (hereafter referred to as targeted groups/populations) who successfully complete the baccalaureate degree in biomedical and behavioral sciences. This initiative promotes inter-institutional partnerships between community colleges or other two-year post-secondary educational institutions granting the associate degree and colleges or universities that offer the baccalaureate degree with the goal of developing well-integrated developmental activities that will increase students’ preparation and skills as they advance academically in the pursuit of the baccalaureate and subsequently more advanced degrees in biomedical and behavioral sciences.

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 18, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) the participating institutions and departments, 2) the pool of students to be tapped, 3) the anticipated outcomes for the two-year institutions, 4) plans for developmental activities, and 5) plans for evaluation of the program.


Award amount varies. Project period not to exceed 5 years.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, July 18, 2008

Sponsor Deadline:

September 18, 2008

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life sciences. Please forward it to other 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