Postbaccalaureate and Graduate Students Programs

Programs for Institutions:

Post baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)(R25)

PAR-20-066; Anissa J. Brown; Laurie Stepanek

The goals of PREP are to increase the number of baccalaureates from underrepresented groups who go on to Ph.D. degree programs, and also to enhance the diversity of students in awardee institutions' Ph.D. programs. The strategy is to support institutional programs that provide extensive research training and academic preparation at research-intensive institutions through 1- to 2-year research apprenticeships.

NIH Common Fund Initiative: The Diversity Program Consortium - Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce, Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD)(U54)

RFA-RM-13-016; Anissa J. Brown; Edgardo Falcón-Morales; Sydella Blatch; Laurie Stepanek; Consortium contact: Alison Gammie

BUILD awards are designed to implement and study innovative approaches to engaging and retaining students from diverse backgrounds in biomedical research, potentially helping them on the pathway to become future contributors to the NIH-funded research enterprise. BUILD awards differ from other NIH-funded training grants in that they aim to achieve simultaneous impact at the student, faculty, and institutional levels.

NIH Common Fund Initiative: The Diversity Program Consortium - Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce, National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)(U24)

RFA-RM-18-002; RFA-RM-18-003; RFA-RM-18-004; Michael Sesma; Consortium contact: Alison Gammie

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) resource center provides mentoring and networking opportunities for biomedical researchers from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups, from the undergraduate level through early career faculty. The NRMN coordination center brings together the NRMN awardees, including the resource center and the research on mentoring, networking and navigating critical transition points.

Programs for Students:

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)

PA-21-071; Shakira Nelson

This program employs the research project grant as the platform for intensive mentored research experiences within the scope of the grant during the continuum from high school to the postdoctoral level and investigators developing independent research careers. The goal is to increase the nation's pool of students from underrepresented groups by preparing them to continue their training and career advancement in biomedical research.

Programs for Institutions:

Bridges to the Doctorate (T32)

PAR-21-198; Sydella Blatch

The goal of the program is to develop a diverse pool of scientists earning a Ph.D., who have the skills to successfully transition into careers in the biomedical research workforce. The funding supports institutions that develop and implement effective, evidence-informed approaches to biomedical training and mentoring. Each program must consist of a partnership/consortium composed of at least two institutions: an institution that offers the master's degree as the only graduate degree in the biomedical sciences, and a research-intensive college or university granting Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical sciences. The program supports predoctoral trainees enrolled full-time at institutions with terminal master’s degrees in the biomedical sciences the goal of transitioning into and completing biomedically relevant Ph.D. programs at partnering research-intensive institutions.

NIH Common Fund Initiative: The Diversity Program Consortium - Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce, National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)(U24)

RFA-RM-18-002; RFA-RM-18-003; RFA-RM-18-004; Michael Sesma; Consortium contact: Alison Gammie

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) resource center provides mentoring and networking opportunities for biomedical researchers from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups, from the undergraduate level through early career faculty. The NRMN coordination center brings together the NRMN awardees, including the resource center and the research on mentoring, networking and navigating critical transition points.

Programs for Institutions:

NRSA Institutional Predoctoral Training Grants (T32)

PAR-20-213 (Basic Biomedical Sciences); Ron Adkins; Michael Bender; Sydella Blatch; Anissa Brown; Patrick Brown; Miles Fabian; Paula Flicker; Kenneth Gibbs; Sailaja Koduri; Donna Krasnewich; Zhongzhen Nie; Veerasamy Ravichandran; Desirée Salazar; Shiva Singh

PAR-21-189; Joseph Gindhart; Andrea Keane-Myers

NIGMS supports predoctoral research training grants at eligible institutions to enhance graduate (Ph.D.) research training in 12 broad areas of basic biomedical sciences relevant to the NIGMS mission. In addition, NIGMS supports the integrated medical and graduate research training through the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).

Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE) (T32)

PAR-21-026; Sydella Blatch

The goal of the program is to develop a diverse pool of scientists earning a Ph.D., who have the skills to successfully transition into careers in the biomedical research workforce. G-RISE is a predoctoral training program for institutions with research-active environments. Eligible institutions must have an average of NIH research project grant (RPG) funding less than $7.5 million in total costs per year.

Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)(T32)

PAR-21-025; Patrick Brown; Shakira Nelson

The goal of the program is to develop a diverse pool of scientists earning a Ph.D., who have the skills to successfully transition into careers in the biomedical research workforce. IMSD is a predoctoral training program for institutions with research-intensive environments. Eligible institutions must have an average of NIH research project grant (RPG) funding greater than or equal to $7.5 million in total costs per year.

NIH Common Fund Initiative: The Diversity Program Consortium - Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce, National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)(U24)

RFA-RM-18-002; RFA-RM-18-003; RFA-RM-18-004; Michael Sesma; Consortium contact: Alison Gammie

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) resource center provides mentoring and networking opportunities for biomedical researchers from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups, from the undergraduate level through early career faculty. The NRMN coordination center brings together the NRMN awardees, including the resource center and the research on mentoring, networking and navigating critical transition points.

Programs for Students:

Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA)(F31/F30)

PA-20-251 (F31); Patrick Brown; Anissa J. Brown | PA-20-245 (F30); Donna Krasnewich

NIGMS provides predoctoral fellowships to eligible individuals who see advances in predoctoral research training in basic biomedical sciences through the NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F31) and the NRSA Individual Predoctoral MD/Ph.D. or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowships for Students at Institutions Without NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (F30). These fellowships, which generally provide up to 3 years of support, promote fundamental, interdisciplinary, and innovative research training and career development leading to independent scientists who are well prepared to address the nation's biomedical research needs. The strategy is to provide support to outstanding predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored training leading to the Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. or other dual-degree.

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)

PA-21-071; Shakira Nelson

This program employs the research project grant as the platform for intensive mentored research experiences within the scope of the grant during the continuum from high school to the postdoctoral level and investigators developing independent research careers. The goal is to increase the nation's pool of students from underrepresented groups by preparing them to continue their training and career advancement in biomedical research.