Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (RISE) Program

Based on stakeholders' feedback through meetings and Requests for Information, the RISE program has been reorganized to enhance diversity. As of May 2019, the RISE program initiative has transitioned from the Research Education (R25) activity code to Training (T34 and T32) activity codes to accurately reflect the purpose and goal of the programs. Additionally, the former RISE Program has been broken into the following three programs:

  • For undergraduates, the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement, or U-RISE (T34) (PAR-19-218), supports the training of research-oriented undergraduates earning a baccalaureate degree at research-active institutions, who are planning to earn a research-focused higher degree (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.). Up to 3 years of funding per trainee is allowable.
  • For masters' level trainees, NIGMS will continue to provide support for the training of master's degree students through its redesigned Bridges to the Doctorate Student Training Program (T32). Supported master's trainees must be enrolled in institutions that do not offer Ph.D. degrees (typically research-active). See Bridges to the Doctorate Program webpage for more details.
  • For doctoral trainees, the Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement, or G-RISE (T32) (PAR-21-026), supports graduate trainees earning a Ph.D. at research-active institutions. Up to 3 years of funding per trainee is allowable.

RISE training programs, Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE [T34]) and Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE [T32]) seek to diversify the pool of students who complete a Ph.D. degree in biomedical research fields