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Administrative Supplements to Institutional Training Grants
Are you preparing a grant application for the U-RISE or the MARC T34
training programs? If so, please join our webinar to learn about the
programs and application components.
The goal of the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student
Enhancement (U-RISE) 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.). Training grants offset the cost of stipends, tuition and
fees, and training related expenses, including health insurance, for the
appointed trainees in accordance with the approved
NIH support levels. Training grants are usually awarded for five years and are renewable.
Full details are found in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
U-RISE provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and
implement effective, evidence-informed approaches to biomedical research
training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the
research enterprise. This program is limited to applications from training
programs at baccalaureate degree-granting
research-active institutions (i.e., those with an average
of NIH Research Project Grant (RPG) funding
less than $7.5 million total costs over the last 3 fiscal years). RPG data are available through
NIH RePORTER (see additional guidance here [PDF]). Only one U-RISE application per institution is allowed.
The individual to be trained must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of
the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence
at the time of appointment. Additional details on citizenship, training
period, and aggregate duration of support are available in the
NIH Grants Policy Statement. Trainees should be research-oriented individuals enrolled in a major
leading to a baccalaureate degree in a STEM discipline that will prepare
the trainee for a biomedical, research-focused higher degree program
(e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.).
All trainees are required to pursue their research training full time as
specified by the sponsoring institution in accordance with its own
policies. Trainees are typically provided full-time support for two to
three years of undergraduate studies. Use of training grant support in the
final three years of undergraduate research training is strongly
encouraged to allow for the participation in research, training,
mentoring, professional development, and cohort-building activities that
will prepare the trainees to successfully transition into a biomedical,
research-focused higher degree program.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the
(including Related Notices in the Overview Section),
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and consult NIGMS staff to discuss eligibility and application
requirements prior to submission.
When submitting an application, it's important to follow all
avoid issues that lead to noncompliance and withdrawal prior to
review. 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.
Potential applicants for U-RISE should contact
Dr. Baishali Maskeri or
Dr. Marie Harton.
The Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student
Enhancement Program (T34) is part of the NIGMS undergraduate program
umbrella cited in 42 CFR 66.102.
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