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National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (R25 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Campus Deadline:


External Deadline:

Letter of Intent (Not Required): May 28, 2018
Application Deadline: June 28, 2018 l 5:00 p.m. CT

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Funding Amount:

The total institutional direct costs may not exceed $240,000 each year.


Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed.

The over-arching goal of this  NHLBI R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical  research needs to reduce the burden of heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:

  • Courses for Skills Development in the principles and methods of contemporary biostatistics as employed in biomedical research today.

With this FOA, NHLBI invites applications for grants to develop, conduct, and evaluate summer courses in the principles and methods of contemporary biostatistics as employed in current biomedical research. The courses will introduce advanced undergraduates, recent graduates, and beginning graduate students to the field of biostatistics for the purpose of attracting new students to the field. The term “biostatistics”  is used in the broad sense, including biomedical informatics and data science. NHLBI expects that the proposed courses will cover the fundamental concepts of probability, statistical reasoning, and inferential methods motivated, in part, by examples that include data collected in studies of heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders. Applicants may choose to focus on aspects of biostatistics that are within the areas of strength, interest and expertise of their faculty. It is anticipated that the courses will be taught during the summers of 2019, 2020, and 2021 with appropriate modifications or refinements following the first and second summer sessions.

Post Date: 04/20/18