June 22, 2010

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity: NIH-NCRR Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)

These awards will fund development and evaluation of innovative research education programs to improve pre-K-12 research career opportunities and the community's understanding of the health science advances supported by the National Institutes of Health-funded clinical and basic research.

SEPA encourages dynamic partnerships between biomedical and clinical researchers and pre-K-12 teachers and schools and other interested organizations. NCRR is providing approximately $3 million per year to support this funding opportunity. NCRR intends to fund approximately 10 new awards per year in FY 2011 – 2013 in response to this PAR.

Vanderbilt may submit only one application to this program.

Interested investigators should send a brief pre-proposal outline to Susan Meyn (s.meyn@vanderbilt.edu) in the Office of Research by noon on Friday, June 25, that includes:

• Principal investigator/department/title
• Tentative title of the intended proposal
• Names of any other key personnel or faculty, departments expected to participate
• A brief (one page maximun) summary of the scope and content of the program.

More information about the program can be found at the NCRR website: http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/science_education_partnership_awards/ or in the funding opportunity announcement: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-206.html.