Faculty Programs

Introduction

TWD programs foster the training and development of a strong and diverse biomedical research workforce. The division funds research training, career development and diversity-building activities through a variety of programs at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, faculty and institutional levels.

Programs for Institutions

NIH Common Fund Initiative: Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (Build)(U54)

RFA-RM-13-016; Anissa J. Brown; Desirée Salazar; Richard Okita; Consortium contact: Alison Gammie

BUILD is a set of experimental training awards designed to implement and study innovative and effective approaches to engaging and retaining students from diverse backgrounds in biomedical research and preparing students to become future contributors to the NIH-funded research enterprise.

BUILD supported 10 primary institutions, along with their funded (41) and unfunded (42) research and pipeline partner institutions.

National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)(U54)

RFA-RM-13-017; Mercedes Rubio; Consortium contact: Alison Gammie

NRMN is developing a national network of motivated and skilled mentors from various disciplines linked to mentees across the country--from both BUILD and non-Diversity Consortium institutions--for individuals at the undergraduate to early career faculty levels and spanning biomedical disciplines relevant to the NIH mission. It will develop and disseminate best practices and training opportunities for mentors, and networking and professional development opportunities for mentees.

FY2017: One NRMN award, which includes 4 core partner institutions and over 100 partner institutions and organizations


Programs for Individuals

National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Senior Fellows (F33)

PA-18-672​; Michael Sesma

These fellowships are intended to support experienced investigators seeking opportunities to undertake short periods of mentored research training that will allow them to redirect, revitalize or restart a research program upon returning to their home institutions.

FY2017: NIGMS supported 0 individual.

Career Development Awards (K08)

PA-16-194; Michael Sesma; Alison Cole; Sarah Dunsmore; Rochelle Long; Scott Somers

The K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist and the K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research awards support individuals with M.D. degrees through mentored research career development experiences in anesthesiology, clinical pharmacology, trauma and burn injury or wound healing. The K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award supports investigators from quantitative science and engineering disciplines who seek to focus on questions of health and disease.

FY2017: NIGMS supported 25 K08 awards in 22 institutions, 18 K23 awards in 196 institutions, and 0 K25 awards.

Research on Interventions Portfolio (R01)

RFA-GM-14-013; (R35) RFA-GM-17-002; Mercedes Rubio; Michael Sesma

The goal of this program is to understand the social and behavioral factors that increase the interest, motivation and preparedness of students from underrepresented groups for biomedical research careers. The strategy is to support research that tests assumptions about these factors and that can inform and guide new, evidence-based interventions for research training.

FY2017: NIGMS supported 6 R01 awards in 5 institutions, NIGMS supported 2 R35 awards in 2 institutions

National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)(U54)

RFA-RM-13-017; Mercedes Rubio; Consortium contact: Alison Gammie

NRMN is developing a national network of motivated and skilled mentors from various disciplines linked to mentees across the country--from both BUILD and non-Diversity Consortium institutions--for individuals at the undergraduate to early career faculty levels and spanning biomedical disciplines relevant to the NIH mission. It will develop and disseminate best practices and training opportunities for mentors, and networking and professional development opportunities for mentees.

FY2017: One NRMN award, which includes 4 core partner institutions and over 100 partner institutions and organizations