Notice of Summer Institute Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research

Notice Number: NOT-HL-06-138

Key Dates
Release Date:  January 23, 2007

Issued by
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), (

The purpose of this Notice is to announce the NHLBI's intention to issue a Request for Applications (RFA) in the spring of 2007 to fund four-year R25 grants to conduct summer institute programs to enable faculty and scientists from under-represented minority (URM) racial and ethnic groups and faculty and scientists with disabilities to further develop their research skills and knowledge, enhancing their career development as faculty members or scientists.  The primary goal of this program is to encourage URM and disabled scientists and research-oriented faculty to develop research skills and gain experience in advanced methods and experimental approaches in basic and applied sciences relevant to behavioral sciences, lung, and sleep disorders, so that they may compete for external funding for scientific research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.  Two topic areas are projected to be available for applications.  The areas are: 1) behavioral sciences and prevention relevant to heart, lung, and blood disorders, and 2) basic and clinical aspects of lung disease. Either area may include sleep disorders. The receipt date for applications is projected to be in the fall of 2007.

This Notice encourages investigators who believe they have the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed program to begin to form collaborative teams to begin considering applying for this RFA.  Individuals from under-represented racial and ethnic groups, as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH programs.  

This RFA will be a reissue and modification of RFA HL-04-035, which was previously released March 4, 2005.


Interested parties may contact:

Jared B. Jobe, Ph.D.
Division of Prevention and Population Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 8120, MSC 7936
Bethesda, MD 20892-7936
Telephone: (301) 435-0407
FAX: (301) 480-1773

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