“REAP” the Benefits of Reissued FOA for Research Experiences

Funding News Edition: February 02, 2022
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Shortly after the new year began, NIH published the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools (R15, Clinical Trial Not Allowed).

As you may surmise from the FOA’s title, REAP is for faculty members at eligible health professional schools and graduate schools. They can receive support for small-scale research projects that provide research experiences to undergraduate and/or graduate students pursuing biomedical or behavioral research.

Proposed research projects must involve undergraduate and/or graduate students. “Involvement” includes helping design experiments and controls, collecting and analyzing data, presenting at meetings, and drafting journal articles. Keep in mind that REAP is a research grant program, not a training or fellowship program.

Interested applicants may request up to $300,000 in direct costs for the entire project period, the maximum being three years.

NIH’s standard Application Due Dates and AIDS and AIDS-Related Due Dates apply. The first application due dates are February 25, 2022, for non-AIDS applications and May 7, 2022, for AIDS applications.

For complete details, including eligibility requirements for institutions, read the January 10, 2022 Guide announcement. If you have questions, contact the NIAID AI Training Help Desk at AITrainingHelpDesk@niaid.nih.gov.

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