Notice of a Question and Answer "Office Hour" with NIGMS Staff for PAR-22-220, Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)
Notice Number:

Key Dates

Release Date:

December 21, 2023

Related Announcements

  • August 01, 2022 - Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)(R25 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed). See NOFO PAR-22-220.

Issued by

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)


The purpose of this Notice is to announce a virtual "office hour" to answer questions for potential organizational applicants to the NIGMS Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP). Those interested in joining the office hour are strongly encouraged to review the 2022 Webinar for PREP Applicants and the companion slide deck prior to the office hour.

PREP eligibility is limited to Ph.D. granting, research-intensive organizations, that is, 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). The next application due date is January 31, 2024.

Please note that the office hour is not intended for students or recent graduates that are interested in becoming PREP scholars. Prospective scholars can find more information about applying to PREP programs here.

NIGMS Staff Participating in the Office Hour:

  • Lameese Akacem, PREP Program Officer
  • Laurie Stepanek, PREP Program Officer
  • Justin Rosenzweig, NIGMS Grants Management Team Leader
  • Sonia Ortiz-Miranda, NIGMS Scientific Review Officer

Office Hour Information

Topic: Question and Answer Office Hour for PREP

When: Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST

Please click the link below to join the office hour:

Zoom meeting link
Meeting ID: 160 559 8738

Passcode: NIGMS

If you re unable to attend online, you can join by calling 669-254-5252 (San Jose) or 646-828-7666 (New York).

Participants requiring sign language interpretation and/or other reasonable accommodations should submit a request using the NIGMS contact us form at least 5 days prior to 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)