New U-RISE and MARC Funding Announcements and Upcoming Webinar


UPDATE: The video from this webinar is now available.

We’re pleased to announce the reissuance of funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) (PAR-21-146) and the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) (PAR-21-147) T34 programs. The FOAs continue the shared goal to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.).

The first application due date for these FOAs is May 26, 2021, and the earliest start date for both programs is April 2022.

If you’re preparing an application for U-RISE or MARC, please join our informational webinar:

Thursday, April 15, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET 

During the webinar, we’ll provide a broad overview of the programs and share our expectations for successful applications and the required data tables. You can send questions to us before the webinar or post them in the chat box during the event. Send questions about U-RISE to Edgardo Falcón-Morales or Kenneth Gibbs and questions about MARC to Sydella Blatch or Patrick Brown.

To join the webinar, visit the Zoom Meeting page and enter the meeting number 161 534 8905 and the passcode 510323. If you’re unable to attend online, you can join by calling 669-254-5252 or 646-828-7666 (United States) and entering the meeting number and passcode.

NIGMS Staff Participating in the April 15 Webinar:

  • Sydella Blatch, Program Officer
  • Patrick H. Brown, Program Officer
  • Edgardo Falcón-Morales, Program Officer
  • Kenneth Gibbs, Chief, Undergraduate and Predoctoral Cross-Disciplinary Training Branch
  • Stephanie Constant, Chief, Scientific Review Branch
  • Justin Rosenzweig, Grants Management Specialist
  • Alison Gammie, Director, Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity

We look forward to talking with you about these programs. Slides and a recording will be posted on the U-RISE and MARC webpages following the event.

Participants requiring sign language interpretation and/or other reasonable accommodations should email us through our contact form or call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 at least 3 days prior to the event.

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