Author: Irina Krasnova

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Irina is a neuroscientist by training. She manages grants supported through the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program and is also program lead for the Support for Research Excellence (SuRE) program.

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New SuRE R16 Program Funding Announcements and Upcoming Webinar


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

We’re pleased to announce that two funding opportunities for the new Support for Research Excellence (SuRE) program, which replaces our Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) program, have been issued. SuRE R16 awards support investigator-initiated research projects in all NIH mission areas and are open to faculty at institutions that award science degrees (bachelor and/or graduate degrees), receive limited NIH research support, and serve students from groups underrepresented in biomedical research. Faculty with prior experience in leading independent research who aren’t currently program directors/principal investigators of active NIH research project grants may apply for a SuRE Award (PAR-21-169). Faculty who haven’t had any prior independent research grant support are encouraged to apply for the SuRE-First Award (PAR-21-173).

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Funding Opportunity: Support of Competitive Research (SC1, SC2, SC3) Awards


The Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) program strives to increase the research competitiveness of faculty at institutions with a historical mission or demonstrated track record of training and graduating students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research (see NIH’s Notice of Interest in Diversity). Funding opportunity announcements for the three SCORE mechanisms were just reissued:

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