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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.

For additional information about RISE awards, see the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, July 8, 2016 (PAR-16-361), visit the Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity Web site or call Dr. Luis Cubano at 301-594-3900 or Dr. Anissa J. Brown at 301-594-3900.

NIH Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

RISE Participating Institutions

RISE Answers to Frequently Asked Questions


xTrain Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

CareerTrac for TWD Programs [PDF, 2.25MB]

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

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This page last reviewed on June 26, 2017