SC3 - Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Continuance Award


SC3 - Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Continuance 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 Continuance Award (SC3) is for those investigators who have been engaged in scholarly research and published, and who seek to continue to conduct competitive research of limited scope to increase their publications and eventually transition to non-SCORE support. The SC3 mechanism allows investigators who already have conducted research and published to continue to engage in meritorious research projects of limited scope in a given biomedical area within the scope of the NIH mission.

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, PhD
Chief, Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity

Lauren Ullrich, PhD
Scientific Program Manager