NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate (R25)

NIH: Bridges to the Baccalaureate (R25)
Program Summary

The over-arching goal of this NIGMS R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.  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, and Curriculum or Methods Development. A proposed program must include each activity and describe how they will be integrated.
The Bridges to Baccalaureate Program is intended to provide these activities to community college students to increase transfer and retention to BS graduation in biomedical sciences. This program requires partnerships between community colleges or other two-year post-secondary educational institutions granting the associate degree with colleges or universities that offer the baccalaureate degree.   Applicants should directly address how the set of activities will complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical and clinical research needs by discussing 1) the rationale underlying the balance of effort and resources dedicated to each activity; 2) how the activities integrate; and 3) objective indicators that can measure the effectiveness of the program. Recruitment and retention plans are required elements of the program.
Applicant organizations may not submit more than one application as the Lead Institution.  A Lead Institution may also partner on one or more other applications submitted by other Lead Institutions.  Each proposed Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program must consist of a partnership composed of at least two institutions, including the lead applicant institution.
Award Summary
Application budgets are limited to $300,000 direct costs per year. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.
Internal WINS deadline: Monday, July 25, 2016
Sponsor’s deadline:  September 25, 2016