NIDDK Short-Term Research Experience Program to Unlock Potential


By Mary Gilbert posted 06-03-2021 14:22


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. 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 over-arching goal, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on research experiences and mentoring activities.

The over-arching goal of this National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce. The NIDDK Short-Term Research Experience to Unlock Potential (STEP-UP) provides funding to research institutions to provide for a national summer research experience program for both high school and undergraduate students for eight to 10 weeks. STEP-UP seeks to facilitate exposure opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds, including students from groups underrepresented in biomedical research on a national basis, such as individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities.

Key Dates

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date): August 1, 2021

Letter of Intent Due Date(s): August 1, 2021

Application Due Date(s): September 1, 2021. All applications are due by 5:00 pm local time of the applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this FOA are due on the listed date(s). Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.