Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPA)

SEPA supports educational activities, including interactive digital media resources, which complement or enhance workforce training to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.

SEPA promotes 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. The program 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 including classroom curricula, mobile laboratories, science center and museum exhibits, workshops, films, software, and websites that provide P-12 students, teachers, and the general public a better understanding of life sciences are also supported. A dedicated SEPA website Link to external web site provides access to the educational materials and expertise produced through these efforts.

Funding Opportunity Announcements: PAR-17-339; PAR-18-402; PAR-18-403


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