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Summer Research Education Experience Program (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.279
National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 17, 2021
Application: Mar 17, 2021

A list of program contacts by research area is available on the program website.


The Summer Research Education Experience Program (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) provides grants for research education activities in the mission areas of the National Institutes of Health. The over-arching goal of the program is to support educational activities for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.

A focus of the program is to include individuals from groups that have been identified as underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences, such as:

  • Individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis, such as Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals who come from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds
  • Individuals who come from an educational environment such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments that has demonstrably and directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career

Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
    • Faith-based or community-based organizations
    • Regional organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • U.S. territory or possession
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • Non-domestic entities and non-domestic components of U.S. entities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $100,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to at least 30 days prior to the application due date.

Note: There are multiple CFDA numbers based on the type of research, and there are different deadlines for AIDS-related applications.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Black or African American · Children and youth · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Hispanic or Latino · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · People with disabilities · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources

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