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University of Wisconsin–Madison

NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) 2018

To:Chairs and Administrators; Departments in the Biological Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; College/School Research Administrators
From:Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date:June 13, 2017
Subject:NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) 2018, PAR-17-312


Deadline for Internal Review:August 01, 2017

Project Description

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce by (1) increasing the pool of current and future Ph.D.-level research scientists from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical neuroscience research; and (2) facilitating the career advancement/transition of the participants to the next step of their neuroscience careers.

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on NINDS relevant research experiences, mentoring activities that enhance compentencies or leadership education and courses on skills development.  Programs that target transitions and/or more than one career stage for neuroscience career advancement and progression are strongly encouraged. NINDS support for this R25 program relies equally on scientific merit and programmatic considerations.

Amount per Award: Application budgets are limited to a maximum of $250,000 direct cost per year, and must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.
Duration of Award: The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.
Number of Awards: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.


UW-Madison is allowed to submit 1 application.


Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

To submit your application, follow this link:

Please include the following information:

  • Cover Page, including title of proposed activity; name, department affiliation and contact information for PI and key persons; and other participating institutions.
  • Research Plan (not to exceed 2 pages)

Sponsor Deadlines

Letters of Intent are due to NIH by August 25, 2017. Applications are due to NIH by September 25, 2017.