Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for ‘Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health Related Research’ (PRIDE) Summer Institutes (R25)

Notice Number: NOT-HL-17-527

Key Dates
Release Date:   July 21, 2017

Estimated Publication Date of Announcement: December 2017
First Estimated Application Due Date: March 2018
Earliest Estimated Award Date: Winter 2018
Earliest Estimated Start Date: Winter/Spring 2018

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


The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for the Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health Related Research (PRIDE) Summer Institutes. The PRIDE Summer Institutes programs aim to enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce through provision of research education and mentoring experiences for junior faculty from underrepresented backgrounds, at NHLBI-funded summer institutes across the nation.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop responsive applications. The FOA is expected to be published in December 2017 with an application due date in March 2018 and will utilize the R25 mechanism. Details of this planned FOA are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

This FOA will solicit applications for Summer Institute programs that will support research education and mentoring activities/experiences for junior faculty and transitioning postdoctoral scientists, who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. The goal over the PRIDE program is that through the summer institute experience matriculants, recruited nationwide, will be able to enhance their research skills and gain experiences in advanced methods and experimental approaches in the basic and applied sciences relevant to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) mission. Transitioning postdocs in this context refers to individuals who are transitioning into academic research careers and will have an offer of full-time employment as a junior faculty at the time of enrollment into the PRIDE program.

This FOA will run in parallel with a separate FOA that solicits applications for a PRIDE Coordinating Center. More information pertaining to the associated Coordinating Center (U24) FOA see Notice NOT-HL-17-528.

To be responsive to the planned FOA, applicants for the Summer Institutes programs must a.) offer scientific, career development and research enhancing experiences in one of the following NHLBI mission areas (i.e., heart, lung, blood, or sleep (HLBS) disorders, or HLBS-relevant health disparities research), b.)  focus on only one scientific topic area and c.) address the needs of junior faculty from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical sciences as noted by the National Science Foundation.

Applications concerning AIDS and AIDS-related topics will not be included in the planned FOA. Applicants will be evaluated on their research education program content and structure, and their research mentoring teams. Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to build teams with demonstrated expertise in research education, mentoring, and program evaluation. Awards made through this planned FOA will be for 5 years.

Applications are not being solicited at this time. No further details about the impending Funding Opportunity can be discussed until after the Funding Opportunity Announcement has been published.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Josephine Boyington, PhD, MPH, CNS
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Telephone: 301-435-0446

Nicole Redmond, MD, PhD
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Telephone: 301-435-0379

Sonia Arteaga, PhD
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Telephone: 301-435-6677