R25 NIH Blueprint and BRAIN Initiative ENDURE

To encourage and prepare undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to enter PhD degree programs in the neurosciences.

Program Announcement

List of Funded Awards
ENDURE Program Undergraduate Training Sites

PD/PI Eligibility
Established investigators

Intended Appointee
Undergraduate; U.S. citizens or permanent residents; individuals from diverse backgrounds

Institution Eligibility
U.S. domestic institutions

Additional Information

The NIH Blueprint and BRAIN Initiative Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (ENDURE) aims to raise interest and opportunities in neuroscience research for individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

The goal is to provide such individuals with training at the undergraduate level, so that they are prepared to enter and successfully complete neuroscience PhD programs. ENDURE will provide this undergraduate training through partnerships between research-intensive institutions and institutions with a substantial enrollment of neuroscience majors from diverse groups.  This includes individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups; individuals with disabilities; and individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

ENDURE undergraduate training programs will support a range of activities to increase student interest and involvement in the neurosciences, including research experiences, core and advanced neuroscience courses, seminars, and journal clubs.



Michelle Jones-London, Ph.D. | Associate Director, Office of Programs to Enhance the Neuroscience Workforce (OPEN)

Marguerite Matthews, Ph.D. | Section Chief, Career Preparation, OPEN