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University of Wisconsin–Madison

NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25) 2019

To:Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological, Physical and Social Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; College/School Research Administrators
From:Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date:March 14, 2019
Subject:NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25)


Deadline for Internal Review:April 11, 2019

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 NIGMS R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

To this end, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12), pre-service and in-service teachers (Teachers) and students from underserved communities with a focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, Curriculum or Methods Development and Outreach.

Information on current SEPA projects can be found at:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the SEPA Scientific/Research Contact to be advised on the appropriateness of the intended P-12 STEM or ISE project for SEPA program objectives and the priorities of the NIGMS.

Amount per Award: $250,000 in direct costs annually
Duration of Award: 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 is allowed to submit 1 application.


Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

To submit your application, please email a single PDF to

Please include:

  • Cover Sheet including team members, partners
  • CV of PI
  • Based on the information contained in the NIH FOA, please submit a document of no more than 5 pages indicating how the project will meet program intent

Sponsor Deadlines

Applications are due to NIH by July 09, 2019.