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NIH Science Education Partnership Award SEPA R25

Internal Due Date: Past Due - Coordinated by OSP

Foundation Due Date: 06-30-2014 (Letters of Intent); July 30, 2014 (Full Applications)

Number of Applications: 1


The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The goal of the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program is to invest in educational activities that enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.  To this end, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12), teachers and students from underserved communities with a focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, Curriculum or Methods Development or Informal science Education (ISE) exhibits, and Outreach activities.

Details on current ORIP SEPA projects can be found at the following links: and .

Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the SEPA Scientific/Research Contact to be advised on the appropriateness of the intended P-12 STEM or ISE project for the SEPA program objectives and Office of Science Education/SEPA priorities.

Direct costs may not exceed $250,000 per year, with an FAC rate of 8% MTDC. The project period may not exceed 5 years.

For full information, please see the website noted above.

Holly Sommers, Director, Pre-award Grants Administration


Submission Limitations: Emory University may submit only 1 application for this program

Internal Competition Guidelines: Interested applicants must submit an abstract of their proposed projects (not to exceed 2 pages) and an NIH-style biosketch to Holly Sommers via e-mail ( ) by no later than the internal deadline above for consideration. [It is very helpful if the abstract and biosketch can be combined into a single PDF with the abstract first.] Please put NIH NIA P30 – Applicant Name in the subject line of the e-mail. Please note that written reviews or summary statements from the internal review and selection process will not be available.

Holly Sommers, Director, Pre-award Grants Administration