NINDS Research Education Programs for Residents and Fellows in Neurological Disorders and Stroke (R25 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funder: National Institutes of Health

Due Date: 1/23/2019

Budget: Negotiable

Opportunity: PAR-18-346

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this National Insitute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke  R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on     research experiences, designed to foster the development of physicians as research scientists in areas relevant to the NINDS mission. The research experiences will prepare clinicians to successfully compete for individual NIH mentored career development awards, or where appropriate,  independent research awards.  This FOA will also support educational activities such that participants of the R25 are expected to attend and participate in an annual workshop specific to this FOA to present their work, discuss progress and plans towards transitioning to the next career stage and to network with other researchers and leaders in their fields.  Such success will facilitate their transition from resident/fellow to physician-scientist, and will thus foster retention of a cadre of physician-scientists who will conduct research into the mechanisms of, etiology, and treatment of neurological diseases.

NINDS invites applications from institutions/organizations to support programs that provide research education during residency and fellowship designed to prepare clinical residents and fellows for careers as physician-scientists. The PD/PI must have a faculty appointment in a Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery or Pathology. Participants in the research education program must be residents or fellows. Participants are typically in neurology, neurosurgery or neuropathology residencies and fellowships, but participants may be in any clinical subspecialty residency/fellowship, as long as they are conducting research within the mission of NINDS. Except for the R25 programs that were active in December 2017, only one application per medical school or sponsoring institution will be considered for funding.

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