Notice of Informational Webinar for the NIGMS Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25)
Notice Number:

Key Dates

Release Date:

November 7, 2022

Related Announcements

PAR-22-220 – Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Issued by

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)


The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will host an informational webinar to provide advice and respond to questions from prospective applicants to PAR-22-220 “Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25)" on Friday, December 9, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

The goal of PREP is to develop a diverse pool of well-trained postbaccalaureates who transition into and complete rigorous biomedical, research-focused doctoral degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) in biomedical fields relevant to the NIGMS mission. PREP is limited to research-intensive institutions, i.e., those with an average of NIH Research Project Grant (RPG) funding greater than or equal to $7.5 million total costs per year over the past 3 fiscal years (RPG data are available through NIH RePORTER). 

Webinar Information

To join the meeting:
Zoom meeting link
Passcode: 153463

Or join by phone by calling 1-669-254-5252 (San Jose) or 1-646-828-7666 (New York) and entering the meeting ID and passcode below.

Meeting ID: 161 199 4922
Passcode: 153463

Advanced webinar registration is not required. Participation in the webinar is encouraged but is not required for the submission of an application to the FOA. Please send program specific questions to the contacts listed below.

Participants requiring sign language interpretation and/or other reasonable accommodations should submit a request using the NIGMScontact us format least 5 days prior to the event.

A recording of the webinar and the slides will be posted on the PREP webpage following the event.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Lameese Akacem, Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Laurie Stepanek, Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)