NINDS Research Education Programs for Residents and Fellows in Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, IHEs, and for-profit organizations to expand the workforce in the area of scientific research. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take six weeks or more. Funding is intended to support educational activities that help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences.
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers. The overarching goals of the NIH R25 program are to: (1) complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs; (2) encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research; (3) help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences; and (4) foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications.This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:Research Experiences: As the primary goal of this R25 program is to provide participants with the skills, education and experience needed to successfully compete for individual research funding, the following formal training components should be considered critical for this program: experimental design, statistical methodology that is specifically tailored to the applicant’s needs, grant writing and presentation skills. In addition, participants and faculty are expected to engage in regular discussions about ethical and successful scientific practices. Training in the responsible conduct of research is required. Other than for these specific purposes, or for those participating in a Ph.D.-granting program, it is expected that participants will engage in little or no coursework while participating in this research education program. Supported activities should be restricted to those that will directly aid the participant in developing a significant research project and the skills that will allow them to obtain individual research funding for the proposed project.Courses for Skills Development: It is expected that participants of the NINDS R25 will attend and participate in the annual R25 workshop specific to this FOA. This workshop will bring together the participants (typically neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuropathologists) in this program to discuss the transition from residency and fellowship to successful competition for individual research career development and research awards. The workshop will feature presentations by both junior and established researchers, including some who have recently transitioned to career development awards. The meeting will also include sessions that are individualized for each specialty, small group breakout sessions and many opportunities for networking and mentoring. All residents and fellows in attendance will also present a poster or oral presentation of their on-going or planned research during the workshop and discuss their planned, next grant submission specific aims with designated mentors.

Sub Title
Grants to USA Nonprofits, IHEs, and For-Profits to Promote Scientific Research Careers
Funding Source

National Institute of Health (NIH) – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

01/25/23 5:00 PM Local Time of Applicant Organization
Eligibility Criteria

For profit organizations other than small businesses
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
Small businesses

Pre-proposal Conference

Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions

Term of Contract

The maximum period is 5 years.

Estimated Size of Grant
Application budgets need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Direct costs may not exceed $250,000 per year. Institutions with active R25s under this FOA will be eligible to request support for additional participants each year by submit