2020 NIH Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)

The Syracuse University Office of Research is pleased to announce the launch of the Limited Submission competition for the National Institutes of Health 2021 ESTEEMED Research Education Experiences Program. The ESTEEMED program is intended to expose students to bioengineering research early in their college careers and interest them in potentially pursuing advanced studies in bioengineering or a related field. Syracuse University may select one applicant for this program. The deadline for 1-page project abstracts is June 18, 2020.

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NIH Program Announcement: Link to external program announcement
Number of Possible Internal Nominees: 1
Internal Letter of Intent Due Date: June 18, 2020
Sponsor Deadline (or submission window if NSF): July 24, 2020

Synopsis of the NIH Program

This NIH FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:

  • Courses for Skills Development
  • Research Experiences

for undergraduate freshmen and sophomores from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in bioengineering or STEM fields relevant to bioengineering, such as engineering or the physical/computational sciences, which play key roles in biomedical technologies and innovation. The ESTEEMED program is intended to expose students to bioengineering research early in their college careers and interest them in potentially pursuing advanced studies in bioengineering or a related field. It will prepare students to join, in their junior and senior years, an honors program, supported by federal or institutional funds, that promotes STEM and entrance into a Ph.D. program. The ultimate goal is for the participants to pursue a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and a subsequent research career integrating engineering and the physical sciences with medicine and biology in academia or industry.

Internal Application Materials

For this competition, Syracuse University is requesting project abstracts of up to one page from applicants who intend to apply for this 2020 cycle. The deadline is June 18, 2020.
View Letter of Intent