NIH Director's Biomedical Research Workforce Innovation Award: Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) (DP7)
To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological Sciences
From: Heather Daniels, Graduate School
Date: March 5, 2013
Subject: NIH Director's Biomedical Research Workforce Innovation Award: Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) (DP7)
Nominations are due at the Graduate School on Tuesday, March 12; Deadline for internal competition is Tuesday, March 26.
Training programs responsive to this FOA should provide opportunities to acquire a working knowledge of the skills necessary for a wide range of successful careers in the biomedical research workforce. The goal of this FOA is to broaden both pre- and postdoctoral traditional training experiences such that trainees are better prepared for careers in a variety of other venues, including industry, government, academia, or entrepreneurial enterprises. While it is expected that trainees intending to enter academic research careers will benefit from the broader training experience, programs designed exclusively to target academic research careers will be considered non-responsive. For individuals seeking careers in research-related areas, such as science policy, technology transfer, management or other areas requiring the research doctorate in biomedical science, NIH seeks applications to provide trainees meaningful training experiences so that they are better prepared to enter those occupations as well as for research careers in the private sector. Applicants are also encouraged to include the design of positive and attractive exit pathways for those individuals intending careers that do not require a research doctorate. More broadly, NIH seeks innovative new business and academic models of how graduate programs in biomedical research sciences define themselves and their purpose, how they recruit, admit, support, steer and mentor students to prepare them appropriately for chosen biomedical research or research-related careers. It is not expected that applicants must provide experiences in all research or research-related outcomes, but novel programs should target aspects of training that will enhance their existing programs and add to a more holistic approach across the enterprise.
The Graduate School Office of Professional Development and Engagement is interested in being involved with proposals for this FOA. This involvement might include facilitating collaborations across groups, participating in proposals directly, or other types of engagement. Please contact Eileen Callahan: 262-6133, email@example.com.
The requested project should not exceed five years. Awards will be up to $250,000 in direct costs per year.
UW-Madison may submit one proposal.
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions, etc.
Internal Competition Application Instructions:
Notice of intent: Send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with "NIH-BEST" in the subject line by Tuesday, March 12, 2013 to inform us of your intention to submit a proposal. Please include the following in your email message:
--name of PI(s)
--3-5 sentence summary of proposal
Applications for internal competition:
Send your pdf application for internal competition to email@example.com with subject line "NIH-BEST" by Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Your application for the internal competition should include the following information:
--Name and contact information for the PI(s)
--Title of proposal
--3-4 page description of the program that should touch on the following items:
The purpose of the program including goals and outcomes. Explain the basis or rationale for the program
How the program will help with diversity recruitment and retention
The evaluation and dissemination plan for the program
Information on institutional commitment to the program and further plans to enhance this commitment
For the project selected, the proposal must be submitted using grants.gov. Information about campus procedures for grants.gov is posted on the RSP Web site. The full proposal is due on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 5 pm CDT.
If you have any questions about this procedure, please contact Heather Daniels (608) 263-7274 or email firstname.lastname@example.org