High School and Undergraduate Programs

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)

PA-21-071; Shakira Nelson

This program employs the research project grant as the platform for intensive mentored research experiences within the scope of the grant during the continuum from high school to the postdoctoral level and investigators developing independent research careers. The goal is to increase the nation's pool of students from underrepresented groups by preparing them to continue their training and career advancement in biomedical research.

Programs for Institutions:

Bridges to the Baccalaureate (T34)

PAR-19-299; Shakira Nelson; Laurie Stepanek

The goal of the program is to provide structured activities to prepare a diverse cohort of community college students to transfer to and complete a bachelor's degree in biomedical research fields. The program supports institutions that develop and implement effective, evidence-informed approaches to biomedical training and mentoring. This program requires partnerships between two-year post-secondary educational institutions granting the associate degree with four-year colleges or universities that offer the baccalaureate degree.

NIH Common Fund Initiative: The Diversity Program Consortium - Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce, Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD)(U54)

RFA-RM-13-016; Anissa J. Brown; Edgardo Falcón-Morales; Sydella Blatch; Laurie Stepanek; Consortium contact: Alison Gammie

BUILD awards are designed to implement and study innovative approaches to engaging and retaining students from diverse backgrounds in biomedical research, potentially helping them on the pathway to become future contributors to the NIH-funded research enterprise. BUILD awards differ from other NIH-funded training grants in that they aim to achieve simultaneous impact at the student, faculty, and institutional levels.

NIH Common Fund Initiative: The Diversity Program Consortium - Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce, National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)(U24)

RFA-RM-18-002; RFA-RM-18-003; RFA-RM-18-004; Michael Sesma; Consortium contact: Alison Gammie

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) resource center provides mentoring and networking opportunities for biomedical researchers from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups, from the undergraduate level through early career faculty. The NRMN coordination center brings together the NRMN awardees, including the resource center and the research on mentoring, networking and navigating critical transition points.

Programs for Students:

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)

PA-21-071; Shakira Nelson

This program employs the research project grant as the platform for intensive mentored research experiences within the scope of the grant during the continuum from high school to the postdoctoral level and investigators developing independent research careers. The goal is to increase the nation's pool of students from underrepresented groups by preparing them to continue their training and career advancement in biomedical research.

Programs for Institutions:

Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) (T-34)

PAR-21-147; Patrick Brown; Sydella Blatch

The goal of the program is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.). MARC is an undergraduate student training program for institutions with research-intensive environments. Eligible institutions must have a 3-year average of NIH research project grant funding greater than or equal to $7.5 million in total costs per year.

NIH Common Fund Initiative: The Diversity Program Consortium - Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce, National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)(U24)

RFA-RM-18-002; RFA-RM-18-003; RFA-RM-18-004; Michael Sesma; Consortium contact: Alison Gammie

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) resource center provides mentoring and networking opportunities for biomedical researchers from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups, from the undergraduate level through early career faculty. The NRMN coordination center brings together the NRMN awardees, including the resource center and the research on mentoring, networking and navigating critical transition points.

NIH Common Fund Initiative: The Diversity Program Consortium - Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce, Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD)(U54)

RFA-RM-13-016; Anissa J. Brown; Edgardo Falcón-Morales; Sydella Blatch; Laurie Stepanek; Consortium contact: Alison Gammie

BUILD awards are designed to implement and study innovative approaches to engaging and retaining students from diverse backgrounds in biomedical research, potentially helping them on the pathway to become future contributors to the NIH-funded research enterprise. BUILD awards differ from other NIH-funded training grants in that they aim to achieve simultaneous impact at the student, faculty, and institutional levels.

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

PAR-21-146; Kenneth Gibbs; Baishali Maskeri

The goal of the program is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.). U-RISE is an undergraduate student training program for institutions with research-active environments. Eligible institutions must have a 3-year average of NIH research project grant funding less than $7.5 million in total costs per year.

Programs for Students:

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)

PA-21-071; Shakira Nelson

This program employs the research project grant as the platform for intensive mentored research experiences within the scope of the grant during the continuum from high school to the postdoctoral level and investigators developing independent research careers. The goal is to increase the nation's pool of students from underrepresented groups by preparing them to continue their training and career advancement in biomedical research.

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