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University of Wisconsin–Madison

NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25) 2021

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:April 12, 2021
Subject:NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25)


Deadline for Internal Review:May 12, 2021

Project Description

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this 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 accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:

  • Courses for Skills Development
  • Research Experiences
  • Mentoring Activities
  • Curriculum or Methods Development
  • Outreach

Information on current SEPA projects can be found at: and

Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the SEPA Scientific/Research Contact to be advised on the appropriateness of the intended 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 13, 2021.