CALL FOR PROPOSALS: NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)

Internal Deadline: October 23, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: November 20, 2017

Award Amount: $250,000 annually for 5 years


The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the NIH mission areas. This program’s overarching goal 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 this end, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12), pre-service and in-service teachers (Teachers), and students from underserved communities, with a focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, Curriculum or Methods Development and Outreach.  Read more…

Application Limits and Internal Application Instructions

UCI may submit only one proposal in response to this FOA; therefore, interested applicants are asked to submit a preliminary proposal containing the following information to the Office of Research (via UCI Review), by October 23, 2017:

If necessary, an ad hoc committee will be convened to review the preliminary proposals.  In the case of a review, the process will be completed as quickly as possible to allow the selected applicant enough time to complete their proposal by the sponsor deadline of November 20, 2017. Please refer to for more information about this program. Questions about our internal campus review process may be directed to Greg Ruth at or x4-0372.

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