Support for Research Excellence (SuRE) Program (R16)

The SuRE program supports research capacity building at institutions that enroll significant numbers of students from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical research (see NOT-OD-20-031), award baccalaureate and/or graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, and receive limited NIH Research Project Grant funding. It seeks to develop and sustain research excellence of faculty investigators and provide students with research opportunities while catalyzing institutional research culture and enriching the research environment.

The SuRE program will support investigator-initiated research in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences (collectively termed "biomedical" sciences) that falls in the mission areas of NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices. Research activities funded by the SuRE program require participation by students. Two SuRE R16 Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs, PAR-21-169 and PAR-21-173) have been published to support investigator-initiated research projects. A SuRE Resource Center (PAR-21-227) will enable broader participation in the SuRE program nationally, thus maximizing the program’s impact in developing and sustaining research excellence at eligible institutions.

The SuRE Program has replaced the SCORE Program and was designed to address recommendations of the NAGMS Council.