Notice to Clarify Target Populations for PAR-15-138 "NIDDK Research Education Program Grants for Curriculum Development (R25)"

Notice Number: NOT-DK-16-018

Key Dates
Release Date:  May 27, 2016

Related Announcements
PAR-15-138    

Issued by
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to amend the Funding Opportunity Description of PAR-15-138, "NIDDK Research Education Program Grants for Curriculum Development (R25)" to state that applications which address or propose curricula, research education projects, interventions, etc. which target elementary and postsecondary (pre-K and K-12) populations are will not be funded through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

Part 2. Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

Currently reads:
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers. The over-arching goals of the NIH R25 program are to: (1) complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs; (2) enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce; (3) help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences; and (4) foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications.

The over-arching goal of this NIDDK 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:

  • Curriculum or Methods Development: For example, to improve biomedical, behavioral or clinical science education within the mission interests of the NIDDK, or develop novel instructional approaches or computer-based educational tools

Examples of specific programmatic themes include, but are not limited to: specific disease processes of interest to NIDDK (e.g. diabetes, cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, hepatitis, renal diseases, urologic or hematological disorders);  the translation of basic science discoveries to patient care ("bench to bedside" research); the relationships of specific organ systems (e.g., Endocrine, digestive, renal, hematopoietic) to health and illness;  the appreciation and integration of whole animal physiology in current biomedical research; information on how molecular, genomic and informatic techniques may be applied to NIDDK-relevant diseases and research; the development of therapeutics related to diseases relevant to the NIDDK.

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.

Modified to read:
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers. The over-arching goals of the NIH R25 program are to: (1) complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs; (2) enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce; (3) help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences; and (4) foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications.

The over-arching goal of this NIDDK 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:

  • Curriculum or Methods Development: For example, to improve biomedical, behavioral or clinical science education within the mission interests of the NIDDK, or develop novel instructional approaches or computer-based educational tools

Examples of specific programmatic themes include, but are not limited to: specific disease processes of interest to NIDDK (e.g. diabetes, cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, hepatitis, renal diseases, urologic or hematological disorders);  the translation of basic science discoveries to patient care ("bench to bedside" research); the relationships of specific organ systems (e.g., Endocrine, digestive, renal, hematopoietic) to health and illness;  the appreciation and integration of whole animal physiology in current biomedical research; information on how molecular, genomic and informatic techniques may be applied to NIDDK-relevant diseases and research; the development of therapeutics related to diseases relevant to the NIDDK. This FOA will not support educational research projects, curricula, methods, tools or interventions which target elementary and secondary education (K-12) populations.

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.

All other aspects of this FOA remain the same.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

For Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases:
Arthur Castle, Ph.D.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Telephone: 301-594-7719
Email: castlea@mail.nih.gov

For Digestive and Liver Diseases and Obesity and Nutrition:
David E. Saslowsky, Ph.D.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Telephone: 301-594-8876
Email: david.saslowsky@nih.gov  

For Kidney and Urologic Diseases:
Tracy L. Rankin, Ph.D.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Telephone: 301-594-4748
Email: rankint@mail.nih.gov

For Hematologic Diseases:
Terry Rogers Bishop, Ph.D.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Telephone: 301-594-7726
Email: bishopt@mail.nih.gov