Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE II) - (R25)

Notice Number: NOT-HL-13-186

Key Dates
Release Date: August 14, 2013  
Estimated Publication Date of Announcement: November 30, 2013
First Estimated Application Due Date: January 2014
Earliest Estimated Award Date: September 2014
Earliest Estimated Start Date: October 2014

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)


The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit Research Education (R25) grant applications from institutions/organizations for Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE II).  Institutions/organizations with the capacity to conduct summer institute programs to enable faculty and scientists from diverse backgrounds to further develop their research skills and knowledge, to enhance their career development as faculty members or scientists are encouraged to apply. The PRIDE II FOA will run in parallel with a separate FOA that solicits applications for a PRIDE II Coordination Core (CC).

The forthcoming PRIDE II FOAs will be similar but not identical to two previous FOAs (RFA-HL-10-019 and  RFA-HL-10-028) which funded the first PRIDE initiative. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the past FOAs for background information.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. The PRIDE II FOA is expected to be published in late fall of 2013 with an expected application due date in the winter of 2014.

Research Initiative Details

The PRIDE initiative consists of a set of summer institutes and a coordination core, working collaboratively with the NHLBI project office to coordinate research education activities to enable faculty and scientists from diverse backgrounds to gain enhanced research skills, knowledge, and experience in advanced methods and experimental approaches in basic and applied sciences relevant to heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. The goal of this R25 is to enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce.  Activities will include courses for skills development, research experiences and mentoring. The ultimate goal of the initiative is that the enhanced research and grantsmanship skills attained by the program participants will lead to their successful attainment of external biomedical and behavioral science scientific research funding from NIH and other entities.

This Notice encourages investigators with expertise and insights into the development and execution of innovative and effective summer institute programs for individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical sciences to consider applying.



Please direct all inquiries to:

National Heart Lung Blood Institute