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Advancing Research Careers (ARC) Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-23-221

Sponsor: NIH
Internal Deadline: 11/27/2023
Institutional Submission Limit: 1
Sponsor Deadline: 01/29/2024
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The NIH Research Education Program supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this ARC UE5 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, for example those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences (see Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity), to pursue further studies or careers in research.

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this NOFO will support educational activities with a primary focus on:
•    Courses for Skills Development
•    Mentoring Activities

Applications are encouraged from organizations that have:
•    Experience enhancing scientific communication and networking among early-career biomedical researchers;
•    An established record of providing professional development and networking activities for future  biomedical researchers; and
•    A demonstrated commitment to enhancing the diversity of the biomedical research workforce.

The program provides support for well-designed courses for skills development and mentoring activities to prepare cohorts of ARC predoctoral F99 fellows and K00 postdoctoral scholars to transition into and succeed in mentored postdoctoral research, positioning them to advance in impactful careers in the biomedical research workforce that typically require postdoctoral training (e.g., academic research and teaching at a range of institution types, industry or government research).  

Recipient organizations must provide career development and mentoring activities aligned with and appropriate for the disciplinary backgrounds and career goals of scholars supported through the ARC F99/K00 program.

Topic: Preparing an Application to the NIH Advancing Research Careers (ARC) Program
During this webinar, you will learn about the ARC program and the process for writing a UE5 or F99/K00 application.
Date: Monday, October 23, 2023
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm EDT
Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Submission Process

Limited submissions MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research.

If interested in applying for this opportunity, email a two-page project abstract, include at top the project title, PI, and list of key collaborators, as well as a 2-3 page CV/biosketch for the PI (SCiENcv preferred) by the INTERNAL DEADLINE above to Julie Morris at

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