Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPA)


Investment in educational activities, including interactive digital media resources, that complement or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.

Interactive Partnerships

Between biomedical and clinical researchers and pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12) pre-service and in-service teachers, schools, and other interested organizations.


Provides opportunities for students from underserved communities to consider careers in basic or clinical research, provides teachers with professional development in science content and teaching skills, and improves community health literacy through SEPA-funded science centers and museum exhibits on health and medicine.

Educational Resources

Classroom curricula, mobile laboratories, workshops, films, software, and websites that give K-12 students, teachers, and the public a better understanding of the life sciences.

A dedicated SEPA website Link to external web site has been established to provide access to the educational materials and expertise produced through these efforts.

For more information about SEPA awards, contact:

Dr. Tony Beck
SEPA Program Director
Division for Research Capacity Building
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
45 Center Drive MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200