The Leading Equity and Advancing Diversity in the Medical Scientist Training Program (LEAD MSTP;
PAR-23-030) is part of NIH’s efforts to broaden participation of institution types with NIH funded dual-degree training programs (i.e., a Ph.D. combined with a clinical degree, such as M.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.D.S., Pharm.D., etc.) and have historically not been well represented among NIGMS-funded MSTPs.
This program is limited to dual-degree training programs at (1) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), (2) Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and (3) institutions within Institutional Development Award (IDeA)-eligible states. When appropriate, NIGMS encourages applications using a partnership model to further and advance the goals of the program.
LEAD MSTP programs must be in a single institution or at institutions that are part of a partnership.
For single-institution programs, the applicant institution must be a higher education institution located in the United States and/or its territories with the following characteristics:
NIGMS encourages applications describing partnerships when this may further advance the goals of the program. Partnerships must have the following:
The total project period may not exceed 5 years and projects are renewable. The FOA’s first receipt date is
February 10, 2023. Earliest start date: December 2023 For more information about the LEAD-MSTP, please read the
FOA (PAR-23-030) and contact
Dr. Mercedes Rubio.
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