Internal Deadline: Closed.
LOI: June 1, 2022
External Deadline: July 1, 2022
Recurring Deadlines: (LOI) June 1, 2023; July 1, 2023 (Full)
Award Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: Approximately 3
Anticipated Award Amount: $1,000,000 in total costs
Who May Serve as PI:
Researchers from diverse backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and women are encouraged to participate as preceptors/mentors. Mentors should have research expertise and experience relevant to NHGRI’s scientific mission. Mentors must be committed to continue their involvement throughout the total period of the mentee’s participation in this award.
Participants must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Also, participants must be (a) full-time matriculated students in a baccalaureate degree program at the lead applicant institutions, and (b) have completed one academic year at the lead applicant institution (rising sophomore). An exception is to continue support for a student after graduation if the student has already participated a year or more in the GREAT program. Support could be extended so they can participate through the next summer research experience, if it falls within the two-year time period individuals are allowed to participate in the program.
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://orif.usc.edu/oor-portal/.
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
- Please attach in the “Letter of Support/Other” field a document listing collaborators and institutions involved in the partnership.
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
The overarching goal of this NHGRI R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage undergraduates from diverse backgrounds, such as those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical workforce, to pursue further training and careers in the scientific, medical, ethical, social and/or legal areas of genomics research. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:
- Research Experiences: Activities should provide undergraduates with exposure to research in NHGRI mission areas, to reinforce their intent to graduate with a science or social science degree, and prepare them for graduate school admissions and/or research careers that contribute to the field of genomics.
- Courses for Skills Development: Complementary didactic activities designed expressly for participants in this program are required, especially activities that have the potential to increase opportunities for success at the next career level. The field of genomics is data driven. Special courses/seminars/workshops that introduce participants to fundamental knowledge in genomic data sciences, such as bioinformatics, machine learning, statistics, etc., are especially encouraged. Didactic activities that educate students on the impact of genomics on society are also expressly encouraged.
This Genome Research Experiences to Attract Talented Undergraduates into the Genomic Field to Promote Diversity (GREAT) Program will support collaborative institutional partnerships that provide research education programs for undergraduates enrolled at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) or Institutional Development Award (IDeA)-eligible institutions. A partnership will include a MSI or IDeA-eligible institution, and one or more research-intensive institutions or organizations with a suitable research base for graduate-level training in scientific areas of interest to NHGRI.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.