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Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program (R25)

RISE (R25) is a developmental program that seeks to increase the capacity of students underrepresented in the biomedical sciences to complete Ph.D. degrees in these fields. The program provides grants to institutions with a commitment and history of developing students from populations underrepresented in biomedical sciences as defined by the National Science Foundation. By supporting institutions with well-integrated developmental activities designed to strengthen students' academic preparation, research training and professional skills, the RISE Program aims to help reduce the existing gap in completion of Ph.D. degrees between underrepresented and non-underrepresented students. Applicant institutions must award the baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree in biomedical science fields.

An institution may apply for and hold only one RISE grant and may not be currently receiving support from the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Program. The total requested project period for these awards may not exceed 5 years. Awards are renewable. While there are no budgetary caps for this award, all requested costs must be reasonable, well documented, and fully justified and commensurate with the scope of the proposed program.

For additional information about RISE awards, see the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, April 15, 2013 (PAR-13-196), visit the Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity Web site or call Dr. Alexandra Ainsztein at 301-594-0828.

NIH Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

RISE Participating Institutions

RISE Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

xTrain Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

R25 Grants Receive Up to $3,000 for Evaluation Support per Project Period: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions and Slides [PDF, 500KB]


This page last reviewed on September 21, 2015