The Syracuse University Office of Research is pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) (T34) Limited Submission competition. Syracuse University may select one applicant for this program.
Click here to view the full competition information.
NIH Program Announcement: Link to external program announcement
Number of Possible Internal Nominees: 1
Internal Submission Due Date: March 16, 2020, 5:00 PM
Selection Notifications: April 3, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: May 21, 2020
A Limited Submission is a funding opportunity for which the sponsor sets an institutional limit for the number of proposals it will accept. In order to participate, Syracuse University must organize to submit our most competitive proposal(s). This requires an internal competition.
Synopsis of the U-RISE Program
The goal of the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) program is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.). This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-based approaches to biomedical training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the research enterprise. NIGMS expects that the proposed research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, mentoring, and career development elements to prepare trainees for the completion of research-focused higher degree programs in biomedical fields.
The Overarching Objective of this Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement program is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.). The long-term goal is to develop a diverse pool of well-trained biomedical scientists, who have technical, operational, and professional skills.
Diversity at all levels—from the kinds of science to the regions in which it is conducted to the backgrounds of the people conducting it— contributes to excellence in research training environments and strengthens the research enterprise. This FOA is intended to support outstanding research training programs that will enhance diversity at all levels. As part of a larger initiative to enhance diversity, the U-RISE program will support trainees who are earning a baccalaureate degree at research-active institutions and who intend to complete a biomedical research higher degree program (e.g., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D.).
Funding and award period
NIGMS diversity enhancing institutional training grants offset the cost of appointed trainee stipends, tuition and fees, and training related expenses, including health insurance, in accordance with the approved NIH support levels. Additionally, funded programs are expected to provide activities that will build a strong cohort of research-oriented individuals while enhancing the science identity, self-efficacy, and a sense of belonging among the cohort members. Programmatic activities include, but are not limited to, providing authentic research experiences, academic enhancements, skills development, and additional mentoring – activities proven to increase persistence in STEM fields .
The maximum project period is 5 years.
Applicants must submit a 4-page proposal description and an NIH Biosketch for the lead PI. Full details of application requirements may be found on the Syracuse University Application Portal.
Limited Submission Selection Process
Each team interested in submitting an proposal must submit a limited submission proposal by the stated deadline, using the procedure and format described in this section. If the number of proposals submitted exceeds the number that the University can submit to the sponsor, peer review will be triggered. Under the peer review process, limited submission applications will be evaluated in several categories, including:
- Overall Impact
- Rationale, Mission, Objectives, and Overall Training Plan
- Program Oversight, Participating Faculty Selection, and Mentor Training
The PIs of projects selected to move forward with full proposals will be notified by email on or before April 3, 2020. Per the sponsor restrictions, no more than one application will be selected by submission to NIGMS.
Questions: Email LimitedSubmissions@syr.edu