NIH R25 Funding Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce

April 02, 2024

Want to help build a diverse research workforce in translational neuroscience? Apply for a Diversity R25 grant.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is seeking applications for training programs to enhance diversity within the translational research workforce. These programs must fall both within the NINDS translational research mission and target post-baccalaureate, graduate, post-doctoral, and/or junior faculty participants.

Applications should undertake educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to pursue further studies or careers in translational neuroscience. These activities should primarily focus on:

  • Mentoring activities in translational science: these activities should focus on making meaningful connections with scientists, improving the quality of mentorship, and/or fostering lasting networks between researchers from diverse backgrounds, including individuals from underrepresented groups, across the specified career stages.
  • Translational Research Activities: hands on experiences in translating basic research findings towards patient use at a university or internships at specified types of organizations including small businesses and industry.
  • Courses for Translational Skills Development: these courses should focus on development of skills and knowledge in translational processes and practices to advance from fundamental biological mechanisms toward therapies and diagnostics.

The funding opportunity provides up to $250,000 direct costs per year for up to five years to provide diverse participants with the necessary skills, education, and training required to successfully contribute to the field of translational research. Applications are accepted once a year; the next deadline is September 26, 2024.

For more information, refer to NOT-NS-23-111 and PAR-23-178. Contact with questions.