Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25)

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This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages Research Education Grant (R25) applications from institutions that propose to develop recent baccalaureate science graduates from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences so that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue PhD or MD-PhD degrees in these fields.  The program provides support for well-designed academic enhancements and extensive research experiences aimed at preparing individuals from diverse backgrounds to complete PhD or MD-PhD degree programs in these disciplines.

This is a limited submission program. The University may submit only one application.

Interested faculty at the River Campus should submit a letter of intent with a brief statement of the proposed project and an approximate budget to the Deans via Debra Haring ( or Cindy Gary (

Interested faculty at the Med Center will need to submit Dean Puzas via Catherine Muzytchuk ( using the phrase “Postbaccalaureate Research” in the subject field.

The deadline for submissions to the Deans is February 3. Deans will forward their ranked nominations to Associate Provost Jason Adsit in by February 11. Final decision will be announced February 15 for the nomination that will go forward to NIH.

The complete program solicitation can be found at Full proposals are due March 14. It is important to remember that ORPA must receive electronic proposals five (5) business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline along with a completed and signed University Sign-off form.


NIH Funding Acknowledgement ** Important ** All publications resulting from the utilization of CTSI resources are required to credit the CTSI grant by including the NIH FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.