Office of Research, UC Riverside
Search Funding

Program TitlePAR-23-114: Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences
Program WebsiteLink
Number of Submissions Allowed1
Internal UCR Deadline11/22/2024
Intent Deadline12/17/2024
Agency Final Deadline1/17/2025
To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support educational activities with a primary focus on:
  • Courses for Skills Development
  • Research Experiences

The ESTEEMED program is designed to foster the development of
undergraduate freshmen and sophomores from diverse backgrounds to pursue
further studies and careers in bioengineering or STEM fields relevant
to NIBIB’s scientific mission. Applications are encouraged to propose
integrated educational activities that include 3 elements: a summer
bridge program for incoming freshmen, and in the freshman and sophomore
years, academic year activities and summer research experiences. The
ESTEEMED program is intended to expose students to bioengineering
research early in their college careers while also providing students
didactic, mentoring and career development opportunities. This will
prepare students to join, in their junior and senior years, an honors
program that promotes STEM and entrance into a Ph.D. program. The
ultimate goal is for the participants to pursue a doctoral degree and a
subsequent research career in bioengineering or NIBIB-relevant field.
An applicant may request direct costs of up to $325,000 per year. Because the nature and
scope of the proposed research education program will vary from
application to application, it is anticipated that the size of each
award will vary.
The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed 4 years.
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports
research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The
overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational
activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds,
including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and
behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research.
Cost Sharing: This FOA does not require cost sharing.

Database Key: 2126966064