Notice of Intent to Publish Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (BP-ENDURE) (R25)"

Notice Number: NOT-NS-14-002

Key Dates
Release Date: November 13, 2013
Estimated Publication Date of Announcement: February 2014
First Estimated Application Due Date: May 2014
Earliest Estimated Award Date: February 2015
Earliest Estimated Start Date: April 2015

Related Announcements

Issued by
NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research (
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Blueprint for Neuroscience Research intends to reissue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for receipt of new and renewal applications for its research education program for neuroscience focused undergraduates. The overall objective of this funding opportunity will be to increase the number of undergraduate participants from diverse groups who successfully enter and complete Ph.D. degree programs in the neurosciences. To accomplish this goal, this initiative would support the development of collaborative research education partnerships to increase participants’ awareness and interest in the neurosciences, develop participants’ scientific knowledge and research skills that would allow them to progress and transition to more advanced neuroscience related research education and training activities, and establish working networks within existing Ph.D. degree granting and NIH-supported predoctoral T32 neuroscience programs.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. 

The FOA is expected to be published late February 2014 with an expected application due date in May 2014.

This FOA will utilize the R25 activity code.

Research Initiative Details

The new FOA is expected to continue the overarching objective of the original FOA: RFA-MH-10-070.



Please direct all inquiries to:

Michelle D. Jones-London, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Telephone: 301-451-7966