[Limited_submission_opps] NIH Bridges to the Doctorate Program (R25)
estherpratt at wsu.edu
Mon Oct 13 13:57:16 PDT 2008
This limited submission funding opportunity (detail below) is posted on
the Informer at: http://informer.ogrd.wsu.edu/OpportunityList.aspx?ID=2.
All instructions for submitting the limited submission pre-proposal can
be found at this site. Please pass this opportunity on to interested
faculty and encourage their participation.
- Esther Pratt, Faculty Research Development Specialist
Office of Grants & Research Development (509) 335-3796
Bridges to the Doctorate Program (R25)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Internal Competition Pre-proposal due OGRD: December 8, 2008
Application due to Agency: January 22, 2009
Applications are due to agency January 22, 2009; September 18, 2009; and
January 20, 2010. This opportunity will expire on January 21, 2010.
Internal coordination required. An applicant institution may not submit,
or have pending, more than one Bridges to the Doctorate application. An
institution may only hold one Bridges to the Doctorate award.
Research education programs may not be transferred from one institution
This FOA will use the NIH Research Education Grant (R25) award
mechanism. The total amount to be awarded is approximately $12.0 million
(total costs) per year for new and renewal applications for the Bridges
to the Future (Bridges to the Baccalaureate and Bridges to the
Doctorate) Programs. The anticipated number of new and renewal Bridges
to the Doctorate awards is six to nine per year. The total project
period for an application submitted in response to this funding
opportunity may not exceed five years. The size of award will vary with
the scope of the research education program proposed.
The Bridges to the Future Program (Bridges to Baccalaureate and Bridges
to Doctorate) was created in response to Public Law 106-525, which
recognized a national need for increasing the number of well-trained
minority scientists in the fields of biomedical, clinical, behavioral
and health services research. This statute also recognized that the
inclusion of underrepresented minorities and women in the scientific,
technological and engineering workforce would enable the nation to
better improve the health of the people of the United States and
eliminate health disparities in the nation.
To accomplish these goals, the National Institute of General Medical
Sciences (NIGMS) and the National Center on Minority Health and Health
Disparities (NCMHD) are jointly providing funding opportunities under
the Bridges to the Future Program to increase the transfer rates of
students from targeted groups/populations from associate to
baccalaureate degree-granting institutions and from master's to doctoral
degree-granting institutions; and to increase the graduation rates of
these transfer students with baccalaureate and Ph.D. degrees,
respectively, in biomedical and behavioral sciences.
The Bridges to the Future Program anticipates that an increase in
transfer and graduation rates of students from targeted
groups/populations will strengthen the supply of biomedical and
behavioral science graduates at key points of the educational pathway, a
necessary first step in increasing diversity in professional personnel
investigating health disparities.
To facilitate the transfer and graduation of students, the Bridges to
Doctorate Program promotes inter-institutional partnerships/consortia
between institutions granting a terminal master's degree and
institutions that grant Ph.D. degrees in biomedical and behavioral
sciences. The program expects that the joint efforts of Ph.D.
degree-granting and master's degree-granting institutions will foster
the development of a well-integrated institutional program that will
provide students from targeted groups/populations with the necessary
academic preparation and skills to enable their transition and
successful completion of Ph.D. degrees in biomedical and behavioral
sciences. Since an effective partnership/consortium requires
considerable effort and resources, the proposed partnership/consortium
should be composed of no more than three institutions, including the
applicant institution. An eligible institution may participate in only
one Bridges to the Doctorate partnership/consortium.
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