**The 2018 deadline for this opportunity has passed or the internal application slot has been granted. Updated information will be posted when the next funding cycle opens.**


NIH Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (R25) Solicitation

Program Summary 

The over-arching goal of this NHLBI 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 Courses for Skills Development in the principles and methods of contemporary biostatistics as employed in biomedical research today.

With this FOA, NHLBI invites applications for grants to develop, conduct, and evaluate summer courses in the principles and methods of contemporary biostatistics as employed in current biomedical research. The courses will introduce advanced undergraduates, recent graduates, and beginning graduate students to the field of biostatistics for the purpose of attracting new students to the field. The term “biostatistics” is used in the broad sense, including biomedical informatics and data science. NHLBI expects that the proposed courses will cover the fundamental concepts of probability, statistical reasoning, and inferential methods motivated, in part, by examples that include data collected in studies of heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders. Applicants may choose to focus on aspects of biostatistics that are within the areas of strength, interest and expertise of their faculty. It is anticipated that the courses will be taught during the summers of 2019, 2020, and 2021 with appropriate modifications or refinements following the first and second summer sessions.


CU Internal Competition Deadline: 11:59pm MST May 10, 2018

NIH Letter of Intent (optional) Deadline: 5:00pm MST May 28, 2018

NIH Application Deadline: 5:00pm MST June 28, 2018

Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)

  • Up to 2-page project summary
  • Up to 2-page curriculum vitae
  • Up to 1-page budget overview: a basic budget outlining project costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required.

To access the online application, visit: https://colorado.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/4191


The PD/PI must have a regular, full-time appointment (i.e. not adjunct, part-time, retired, or emeritus) at the applicant institution.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Only one application per institution is allowed.

Award Information and Duration

Award Amount: $240,000 each year

Number of Awards: 6

Maximum Project Period: 3 years