November 18, 2019
PA-18-591 "Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)"
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) announces the availability of administrative supplements to Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPA) projects. The purpose of this Notice is to support the development of interactive exhibits on health, biomedical and behavioral science topics to be featured at the 2020 USA Science and Engineering Festival (USAEF) NIH Pavilion and related activities at the festival. The goals of these supplements are to: educate the public via interactive and face-to-face exhibits about the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers; showcase the cutting-edge technological impact of SEPA STEM projects.
Exhibit topics must address one or more of these 6 target categories: Infectious Diseases & Microbes; Molecules & Cells; Lifestyle, Diet, and Disparities; The Brain; Bioengineering; and Data Science.
Application and Submission Information
Applications for this initiative must be submitted using the following opportunity.
In the Research Strategy, applications should: (1) clearly describe the significance of the proposed exhibit; (2) align with the operational design concepts inherent to interactive science fair exhibits, e.g., high excitement value that is sufficient to excite and communicate the science content with moderate throughput time ( ~3 – 5 min) to keep the wait time short; (3) include in the project team SEPA PD(s)/PI(s) and 2 – 4 SEPA students who will participate as facilitators and near-peer role models. NIGMS also encourages the participation, with justification, of key project staff. Supplement requests related to other NIH activities at the USASEF, such as the stage shows, will also be accepted.
The Research Strategy section of the application should include:
The proposed exhibit must be within the scope of the parent SEPA project.
Eligible investigators are strongly encouraged to contact the Scientific/Research contacts listed below prior to submitting an application.