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

RISE (R25) is a developmental program that seeks to increase the number of students underrepresented in the biomedical sciences that 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.

Institutions that have received less than $6 million per year from R01 and equivalent grant support (total costs) in each of the last two fiscal years are eligible to apply. An institution may apply for and hold only one RISE grant. Institutions eligible for the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Program are not eligible to apply for or receive RISE grants. Similarly, IRACDA lead institutions are not eligible to apply for or receive RISE grants. 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.

NIGMS encourages all applicants for RISE grants (new as well as renewal) to contact Dr. Luis Cubano or Dr. Anissa J. Brown at 301-594-3900. For more information about the RISE program, please see the links below, and consult the RISE program announcement (PAR-16-361).

Applicants should also please note that NIGMS does not require applicants requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs for any year to contact staff to obtain agreement that the IC will accept the application.

NIH Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

RISE Participating Institutions

RISE Answers to Frequently Asked Questions


xTrain Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

CareerTrac System: Trainee Tracking Webinar Slides [PDF, 5.2MB]

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

Guidance for Interim Funding