Short-Term Research Education Program to Enhance Diversity in Health-Related Research

Deadline: August 19, 2024

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-HL-25-001


The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers.

The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research.

To accomplish the stated overarching goal, this NOFO will support creative educational activities within the mission areas of the NHLBI with a primary focus on:

Research Experiences:

  • For undergraduate students: to provide hands-on exposure to research, to reinforce their intent to graduate with a science degree, and/or to prepare them for graduate school admissions and/or careers in research.
  • For medical, dental, nursing and other health professional students: to provide research experiences and related educational opportunities; to become acquainted with the important role of health professionals in the biomedical research enterprise, and to enhance knowledge, interest, and entrance into basic biomedical, translational, or applied clinical research as a career.

For more information, please see the opportunity webpage.