Bridges to the Doctorate Program (R25)

NIGMS/NIH/DHHS invites applications from institutions that propose to increase the pool of master’s degree students from underrepresented backgrounds who go on to research careers in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, and who are trained and available to participate in NIH-funded research. This initiative promotes partnerships/consortia between colleges or universities granting a terminal master’s degree with institutions that offer the doctorate degree. The program expects that the joint efforts of doctorate degree-granting and master’s degree-granting institutions will foster the development of a well-integrated institutional program that will provide students from underrepresented groups with the necessary academic preparation and skills to enable their transition and successful completion of the Ph.D. degree in biomedical and behavioral sciences.  This program will use the NIH Research Education (R25) grant mechanism.

Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (R25)

NIGMS/NIH/DHHS, encourages Research Education Grant (R25) applications from institutions that propose research education programs to increase the pool of community college students from underrepresented backgrounds who go on to research careers in the biomedical and behavioral sciences and will be available to participate in NIH-funded research. This initiative promotes partnerships/consortia between community colleges or other two-year post-secondary educational institutions granting the associate degree with colleges or universities that offer the baccalaureate degree. The program expects that the joint efforts of baccalaureate degree-granting and associate degree-granting institutions will foster the development of a well-integrated institutional program that will provide students with the necessary academic preparation and skills to enable their transition and successful completion of the baccalaureate and subsequently more advanced degrees in biomedical and behavioral sciences. 

These are limited submission programs. The University may only submit one (1) grant application under each announcement.

Faculty at the Med Center will need to submit an abstract, CV and budget to the Deans (Catherine_muzytchuk@urmc.rochester.edu) using the words “Bridges” in the subject line by September 24, 2012.

Faculty from the River Campus interested in submitting a proposal should submit an abstract, CV and budget to the Deans (debra.haring@rochester.edu or cindy.gary@rochester.edu) by September 24, 2012. 

Deadline to the provost office will be October 5. The provost will choose a candidate by October 12.

The complete program solicitations can be found at http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-279.html. The full proposal deadline is October 26, 2012. It is important to remember that ORPA must receive electronic proposals with signed and completed sign off form five (5) prior to the submission deadline.

 

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