PAR-13-196: Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25)

PAR-13-196: Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25).

May 28, 2014 and May 28, 2015 (Undergrad & Grad Institutional Training Grant)

…various strategies may be utilized to attain the objective of increasing the number of underrepresented (UR) individuals engaged in research via the RISE program. These may include, but are not limited to, student development, academic enhancement and research training activities. Applicant institutions have wide latitude in the design of the program; however, each applicant institution must establish the proposed program’s specific aims, which should be consonant with the RISE Program goals and objectives, based on the findings of the self-assessment. These specific aims should inform the design of an institutional research education program with potential for significant institutional impact and contribution to the overall RISE goals.

The RISE program supports the initiation of new academic developmental activities as well as the expansion, enhancement, and/or improvement of existing activities. Some institutions may opt to offer programs to improve preparation of UG students for admission to research doctoral degree programs, others may concentrate on training graduate students to obtain their doctoral degrees and prepare for successful research careers, and still others may concentrate on both. The proposed research education program may complement ongoing research training and education occurring at the applicant institution, but the proposed educational experiences must be distinct from those research training and research education programs currently receiving federal support. The R25 is not a substitute for an institutional research training program (T32) or MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research Award (T34) and cannot be used to circumvent or supplement Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) mechanisms.