G-RISE (T32)

Goal of the Program

The goal of the G-RISE Research Training 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.

Institutional Eligibility

Only research-active institutions i.e., those with an average funding level less than $7.5 million of research project grants (RPG) in total costs per year over the past 3 fiscal years (RPG data are available through NIH RePORTER). For guidance on determining program eligibility, see here [PDF]. The total requested project period for these awards may not exceed 5 years. 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.

To prevent the duplication of diversity enhancing NIGMS programs, each institution will be eligible for one diversity enhancing undergraduate program (either MARC or U-RISE) regardless of the activity code (R25 or T34) Institutions with MARC, U-RISE, IMSD, or G-RISE are eligible to participate in the Bridges to the Baccalaureate and/or Bridges to the Doctorate programs.

Program Design

G-RISE programs are institutional training programs that seek to diversify the pool of students who complete at Ph.D. degree in biomedical research fields. By providing support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-based approaches to student training and mentoring, NIGMS expects that the proposed research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, mentoring, and career development elements to prepare trainees for the completion of research-focused Ph.D. programs in biomedical fields.

Each G-RISE Research Training program should provide high-quality training that equips individuals with the

  • technical (e.g., appropriate methods, technologies, and quantitative/computational approaches),
  • operational (e.g., independent knowledge acquisition, rigorous experimental design, and interpretation of data) and
  • professional (e.g., management, leadership, communication, and teamwork) skills required for careers in the biomedical research workforce.
Each institution is encouraged to design a program that emphasizes its environment, mission and strengths, and to set measurable goals and specific objectives against which the program will use for self-assessment and evaluation for continual institutional improvement and continued funding. The total project period may not exceed 5 years. The size of award will vary with the scope of the research training program proposed.

Individual Eligibility

Institutional G-RISE programs select the trainees that are to be supported. Trainees must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult NIGMS staff to discuss eligibility prior to submission. For G-RISE grants, potential applicants should contact Sydella Blatch.