SC1 - Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Advancement Award


SC1 - Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Advancement Award

Support for individual investigator-initiated research projects aimed at developing researchers to a stage where they can transition successfully to other extramural support (R01 or equivalent).

Program Announcement

Due Dates for New Applications
January 25,  May 25

List of Funded Awards
List of SCORE-Funded Institutions

PD/PI Eligibility
Established investigators

Institution Eligibility
Minority-serving institutions

Additional Information

SCORE grants foster the development of faculty at minority serving institutions (MSIs) in order to increase their research competitiveness and promote their transition to non-SCORE external sources of funding.

The Research Advancement Award (SC1) is for investigators with a track record of research activity who are seeking to enhance their research productivity in order to transition to non-SCORE support in a limited period of time. 

Note: Institutional eligibility is specific to under-resourced institutions with limited NIH R01 funding that have explicitly stated historical missions or historical track records focused on training and graduating students from groups nationally underrepresented in biomedical research with B.S./B.A., M.A., M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in biomedically-related sciences. 


Michelle Jones-London, Ph.D.
Chief, Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity

Lauren Ullrich, Ph.D.
Scientific Program Manager