R25 NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce

Supports NINDS & NIMH mission-relevant programs to increase the pool of PhD-level neuroscience researchers from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research.

Program Announcement

Related Notice
NOT-NS-22-102 - Interest in receiving grant applications focused on advancing the careers of a diverse translational research workforce

Due Dates for Applications
January 25, 2021, September 27, 2021, and September 26, 2022

List of Funded Awards
Funded Programs from NIH RePORTER

PD/PI Eligibility
Established investigators

graduate/clinical doctorate; postdoctorate/residency; early career investigators; U.S. citizens or permanent residents; member of an underrepresented group

Institution Eligibility
U.S. domestic institutions

Additional Information

This NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) is a flexible and specialized program designed to foster the development of neuroscience researchers from diverse backgrounds, including from underrepresented groups across career stages. Thus, it encourages applications from applicant organizations that propose innovative mentoring and professional development activities in the mission area(s) of the NINDS and/or NIMH. This Neuroscience Diversity R25 initiative will focus on factors that have been shown to affect retention of underrepresented graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and junior faculty in neuroscience research such as mentoring, scientific networks, professional development, and attention to the structural and institutional environment regarding inclusion (Structure and Belonging: Pathways to Success for Underrepresented Minority and Women Ph.D. Students in STEM FieldsThe Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM).

NINDS is interested in receiving applications that provide participants with the necessary skills, education, and training required to successfully contribute to translational science (including research, entrepreneurship, or business development) within the NINDS mission. Translation of basic discoveries to clinical application (“bench to bedside”) requires a close collaboration between basic scientists and clinical investigators. Equally important, however, is an understanding of the overall process and specific practices required for designing projects with the potential for advancement through the translational pathway from basic discovery to clinical application. Learn more: NOT-NS-22-102.

Frequently Asked Questions about Diversity R25 Awards



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

Marguerite Matthews, Ph.D. | Program Director



Frequently Asked Questions about Diversity R25 Awards

R25 Award Information from NIH

Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity

Forming a Neural Network: 2016 R25 Meeting

Activating a Neural Network: 2017 R25/T32 Meeting

How to Apply

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