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BUILD RPPR Year 2 Webinar Slides [PDF, 2.2MB]April 15, 2016
Build Phase II Webinar Slides [PDF 0.99MB]
BUILD Phase II Application FAQs
BUILD Sample Format Tables
Map of BUILD Institutions(HTML Version)
BUILD awards consist of linked grants issued to undergraduate institutions 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. Through implementing a variety of innovative approaches to research skill building and training, mentorship and institutional change, the BUILD-funded institutions address various challenges faced by students, faculty and institutions. In addition, by disseminating effective interventions and strategies to diversify biomedical research, BUILD institutions contribute to broader transformational impact at an institutional level.
In FY 2014, 10 5-year BUILD awards were issued to undergraduate institutions across the country. Eligibility for BUILD primary institutions included having fewer than $7.5 million in total NIH research project grant funding, and a student population with at least 25 percent Pell Grant recipients. BUILD institutions serve a geographically and racially diverse population, and include historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-serving institutions, and projects with targeted outreach to special populations. Funded BUILD institutions partner with nearly 100 institutions, both pipeline and research-intensive, to broaden the pool of students participating in biomedical research training and maximize opportunities for faculty/staff development. As part of the Diversity Program Consortium, BUILD is a cooperative agreement, in that NIH project scientists and program officials work with each BUILD institution, and the institutions collaborate with each other on planning and sharing ideas for new, creative ways to address their students’ needs in real time. Each site has a core for administration, institutional development, student training, and research enrichment, which helps ensure programming is targeted to each of the three levels.
The BUILDING Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative falls under the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Minority Access to Research Careers program. For more information about BUILD, see the
NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, December 19, 2013 (RFA-RM-13-016), or contact
Dr. Anissa J. Brown,
Dr. Luis Cubano, or
Dr. Desirée Salazar.
The Limited Competition funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for BUILD Phase II (RFA-RM-18-006) was posted in April 2018.
The BUILD sites and their programs are:
BUILD Participating Institutions
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