Research on Interventions R01 Funding Opportunity and Upcoming Webinar


UPDATE: The slides [PDF] and video for this webinar are now available.

In line with a key mission area of NIGMS—ensuring the vitality and continued productivity of the biomedical research enterprise—we support the Research on Interventions that Promote the Careers of Individuals in the Biomedical Research Enterprise funding opportunity (R01) (PAR-21-269). The program encourages studies on interventions for enhancing research-oriented individuals’ interest, motivation, persistence, and preparedness for careers in the biomedical research workforce.

Program proposals must test an intervention’s effectiveness to increase success in the biomedical research workforce by using robust experimental designs, such as randomized control trial approaches, case controls, or matched pair design. Potential intervention focus areas include, but are not limited to, networking and mentoring, institutional climate, persistence and success of individuals/groups underrepresented in the research enterprise, harassment, and structural racism and discrimination. 

The next application due date for this funding opportunity is October 13, and the next earliest start date is July 2023.

If you’re preparing an application for this program, please join our informational webinar:

Tuesday, July 26, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Zoom Meeting link
Meeting ID: 160 092 2957
Passcode: 523052

If you’re unable to attend online, you can join by calling 1-669-254-5252 (San Jose) or 1-646-828-7666 (New York) and entering the meeting ID and passcode.

During the webinar, we’ll provide a program overview, offer guidance on the pre-application and application processes, and note important elements of the FOA, including the requirement of a plan for enhancing diverse perspectives. We’ll also discuss information on notices of special interest and related programs (e.g., SCISIPBIO), share our expectations for successful applications, and provide an overview of the budget and review process. You can send questions before the webinar to Sydella Blatch or Shakira Nelson, or post them in the chat box during the event.

Advance registration isn’t needed to attend. Participants requiring sign language interpretation and/or other reasonable accommodations should submit a request using our contact form at least 5 days prior to the webinar.

NIGMS Staff Participating in the July 26 Webinar:

  • Sydella Blatch, Program Officer
  • Shakira Nelson, Program Officer
  • Justin Rosenzweig, Grants Management Specialist
  • Isaah Vincent, Scientific Review Officer

We look forward to talking with you about this program. Slides and a recording will be posted on the research on interventions webpage following the event.

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