TWD 2017 Directors’ Meeting Presentation [PDF, 552KB]April 6, 2017
Map of RISE Institutions(HTML version)
U-RISE Sample Format Tables for Competing New (Type 1) Applications
R25 RISE Sample Format Tables for Noncompeting Continuation (Type 5) Applications
TWD Application Forms and Instructions
Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE) (T32) -
Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) (T34) -
Research Training Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25) -
Research Training Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) falls under the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Minority Access to Research Careers program.
RISE are 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. Only
research-active institutions i.e., those with an average of RPG funding less than $7.5 million 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, 312KB]. The total requested project period for these awards may not exceed 5 years. Under the existing Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs), no 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.
stakeholders' feedback through meetings and Requests for Information, the RISE program has been reorganized to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce. As of May 2019, the RISE program initiative has transitioned from the Research Education (R25) activity code to Training (T34 and T32) activity codes to accurately reflect the purpose and goal of the programs. Additionally, the former RISE Program has been broken into the following three programs:
For institutions with currently funded RISE (R25) programs:
The policies and guidance in the FOA (under which the existing programs were funded) will apply until the end of the current funding cycle for these programs.
To prevent the duplication of diversity enhancing NIGMS programs, each institution will be eligible for one diversity enhancing undergraduate program (either
U-RISE) regardless of the activity code (R25 or T34) and one diversity enhancing graduate program (either
G-RISE) regardless of the activity code (R25 or T32). 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.
Applicants are encouraged to consult NIGMS staff to discuss eligibility prior to submission.
For RISE grants, potential applicants should contact
Dr. Luis Cubano or
Dr. Anissa J. Brown.
Additional Information on the Reorganization of IMSD, RISE, and MARC U-STAR Programs:
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