Summer Research R25 Table of IC-Specific Information

Summer Research R25 Table of IC-Specific Information

NIH Institute or Center

  • Scientific/Research Contact
  • Financial or Grants Management Contact  

Institute/Center Specific Information 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Scientific/Research Contact:
Lynn Morin
Tel: 301-402-0176
Email: lynn.morin@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Judy S. Fox
Telephone: 301-443-4704
Email: jfox@mail.nih.gov

NIAAA seeks to address alcohol-related issues across the lifespan to reduce the tremendous burden of illness resulting for misuse of alcohol. Our goal is to generate and disseminate fundamental knowledge about the effects of alcohol on health and well-being and apply that knowledge to improve diagnosis, prevention and treatment of alcohol-related problems, including alcohol use disorder, across the lifespan.

More information about our goals can be found in our Strategic Plan 2017-2021 (https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/sites/default/files/StrategicPlan_NIAAA_optimized_2017-2020.pdf) but broadly, we encourage research that focuses on the following 5 goals: 1) identifying the mechanism of; 2) improve diagnosis and tracking of; 3) develop and improve strategies to prevent; and 4) develop and improve treatments for alcohol misuse, alcohol use disorder and alcohol-related consequences; and 5) enhance the public health impact of NIAAA-supported research.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Scientific/Research Contact:

Zeynep Erim, PhD
Telephone: 301-451-4797
Email: erimz@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management Contact(s)

Monique Day, PhD
Telephone: 301-451-4797
Email: Monique.Day@nih.gov

NIBIB supports NIH Summer Research Experience Programs (R25) only for high school science teachers and community college faculty from STEM-related departments. With this program, NIBIB aims to enhance the skills of science teachers and enable them to more effectively communicate the nature of the scientific process to their students. Applicant institutions should discuss how they will assist participating educators in incorporating their summer research experiences into their curriculum at their home institutions.

NIBIB requires that host institutions put in place a rigorous admission procedure where the applicant high school teachers and community college faculty communicate with participating mentors during the school year preceding the summer of the proposed internship. The applicants should thus develop the project that will be accomplished during the summer and specifically indicate how this experience will inform their classes when they go back to their institutions. Participants in the summer program should be chosen based on these proposals. NIBIB further requires that the R25 host institutions include in their progress reports information on the summer projects carried out by the participants as well as a follow-up evaluation of how their participation in the program affected their careers or teaching.

NIBIB will support one award per institution.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Zeynep Erim prior to preparing applications.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Scientific/Research Contact:

Jessica Cotto, PhD
Telephone: 301-480-2816
Email: jessica.cotto@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:

Pamela Fleming
Telephone: 301-253-8927
Email: pfleming@nida.nih.gov

As the lead federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and its consequences, the mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use (including nicotine) and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

Four main goals outline the broad scope of NIDA’s strategic objectives: (1) identify the biological, environmental, behavioral, and social causes and consequences of drug use and addiction across the lifespan; (2) develop new and improved strategies to prevent drug use and its consequences; (3) develop new and improved treatments to help people with substance use disorders achieve and maintain a meaningful and sustained recovery; (4) increase the public health impact of NIDA research and programs. For more information about NIDA’s goals and priorities go to the NIDA 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Scientific/Research Contact:

Michael C. Humble, PhD
Telephone: 984-287-3272
Email:  humble@niehs.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:

Ashley Singh
Telephone:  984-287-3323
Email: ashley.singh@nih.gov

 

NIEHS will support applications focusing on summer research experiences in the environmental health sciences.  Applications to NIEHS should provide research experiences that address or seek to understand how exposures to toxic environmental insults impact health, alter biologic processes, are linked to disease initiation, progression or morbidity, or activities that lead to the development of prevention and intervention strategies to reduce environmentally induced diseases.  Examples of environmental exposures relevant to the mission of the NIEHS include but are not limited to industrial chemicals or manufacturing byproducts, e-waste, metals, pesticides, herbicides, and inhaled toxicants including indoor air pollutants from cooking and other sources.  Topics and disease outcomes of interest include but are not limited to airway diseases, CVD and neurological disorders, children’s environmental health and the unique vulnerability of developing children to harmful environmental exposures including outcomes such as low birth weight or premature birth, climate change and human health, research exploring exposures during early life stages or critical windows of susceptibility that may directly or indirectly affect the risk of developing disease, research examining health consequences due to the interplay between environmental exposures and cofactors such as infectious agents, and research that examines social factors that contribute to environmental health disparities.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Scientific/Research Contact:

Lauren E. Ullrich, PhD
Telephone: (301) 451-7964
Email: lauren.ullrich@nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management Contact:

Tijuanna Decoster
Telephone: 301-496-9231
Email: decostert@mail.nih.gov 

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) will support applications focusing on summer research experiences that address or seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system by supporting and conducting research on the healthy and diseased brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. Examples relevant to the mission of NINDS include: research to study the neurodegenerative disorders over the entire life span from birth to the last years of life; to utilize molecular genetics to understand neurological disorders, to define healthy function, and to develop better biomarkers, prevention, and treatments; to unravel the complexities of information transfer within the brain and how the central nervous system communicates with all other major organ systems; to understand brain mechanisms underlying higher mental functions and complex behaviors; to utilize new discoveries about early development to enhance repair and regeneration in the mature nervous system; to understand how non-neuronal cells in the nervous system maintain the balanced neural environment; and to promote clinical research and epidemiology to develop more effective therapies and prevention strategies.

NINDS will support a maximum of two awards per institution (identified by a unique DUNS number): one focused on students and one focused on science teachers.