Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (RISE) Program

Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE) (T32) - PAR-19-102

Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) (T34) - Coming Early 2019

RISE is a training program that seeks 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 a 3-fiscal year average of NIH Research Project Grant funding less than $7.5 million total costs) are eligible for the U-RISE and G-RISE award.

An institution may apply for and hold only one U-RISE, or G-RISE grant. To prevent the duplication of diversity enhancing NIGMS programs, each institution will be eligible for one diversity enhancing undergraduate program (either U-RISE or Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC)) regardless of the activity code (R25 or T34), and one diversity enhancing graduate program (either G-RISE or the Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD)) regardless of the activity code (R25 or T32). Institutions with G-RISE, IMSD, MARC, or U-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.

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.

Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (RISE) falls under the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Minority Access to Research Careers program.

NIGMS encourages all applicants for RISE grants to contact Dr. Luis Cubano or Dr. Anissa J. Brown.

For more information about the G-RISE program, please see the links below, and consult the program announcement PAR-19-102.

Applicants should also note that NIGMS does not require applications requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs for any year to contact staff to obtain agreement that the IC will accept the application.