The over-arching goal of this NIBIB-NICHD R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:
Courses for Skills Development: For example, courses and programs that address innovative and/or ground-breaking developments in Biomedical Engineering, multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary education, the regulatory pathway and other issues related to the commercialization of medical devices, and the immersion of engineering students in a clinical environment.
Research education programs may complement ongoing research training and education occurring at the applicant institution, but the proposed educational experiences must be distinct from those training and education programs currently receiving Federal support. R25 programs may augment institutional research training programs (e.g., T32, T90) but cannot be used to replace or circumvent Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) programs.
Please note, this FOA mainly targets undergraduate students, but participants may also include first-year graduate students.
Direct Costs of up to $20,000 per year may be requested.
Programs that include a clinical immersion program outside the academic year and lasting 6-10 weeks may request an additional $20,000 per year to cover participant costs.
Funding requests may be for up to 5 years of support.
Only one application per Institution is allowed.
GT Internal Pre Proposals due - April 7, 2017
GT Institutional Selections issued - April 21, 2017
Sponsor Deadline for LOI - April 28, 2017
Sponsor Deadline for Proposal Submission - May 31, 2017
GT Internal Competition Submission Process:
As this is a limited submission competition, we will conduct an internal selection competition. To be considered to represent the Institute, interested applicants must submit a GT Internal Pre Proposal package on or before the April 7, 2017 deadline.
Pre Proposals packages should be submitted via the GT internal competition system using the link associated with this notice, or by logging in to the system at gatech.infoready4.com.
Pre Proposal packages must include:
1) Pre Proposal Narrative, limited to two pages, to include a brief description of:
Program Administration Plans
Special activities being proposed
Planned design course
Clinical Immersion Plan, if applicable
Planned diversity enhancement activities
2) CV or Biosketch for Key Faculty Members, limited to 2 pages each, and not included in the narrative page limit.
All submissions will be evaluated by a GT internal selection committee using the following criteria:
Addresses a key (undergraduate/1st year graduate student) audience and an important aspect or need in research education
Evidence based course design plan
Strong team based activity/immersion (if applicable) designed to enhance learning
Strong faculty team/administration plan
Overall potential impact in contributing to a competent biomedical engineering workforce
See the full NIH Team Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education solicitation.
All questions regarding this competition should be directed to Susan Roche at 404-894-8022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.