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Research Education Interest Group Funding

Research Education Funds to Support U

The Research Education Interest Group funding provides financial support to groups that build community and collaboration, advance knowledge, and provide opportunities for trainee and faculty engagement. The Office of the Associate Vice President for Research is responsible for this funding.

All new and established interest groups should make research training a central component of their mission.

Information For Interest Group Leaders

  • Interest group leaders are strongly encouraged to pursue externally funded (e.g., NIH) training grants to fund trainees within their area of research. 
  • Interest group leaders should encourage and support trainees to submit individual fellowship applications to NIH, NSF, or relevant foundations and professional associations. 
    • Funding decisions will be based on how successful interest groups are in supporting research training through these mechanisms. Priority will always be given to groups that actively support training grants. 
  • Long-term funding is not guaranteed, and groups must re-apply annually to receive ongoing funding.
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Funding Cohorts

This opportunity is open to all members of the Health Sciences Center Research community. To accommodate the wide range of research interests research groups should apply to ONE of the three cohorts listed below.

Group 1: Training Grant Funded Interest Groups
  • New or established groups that are directly associated with an active T32 training grant.
Group 2: Development & Innovation Interest Groups
  • New or established groups working to develop or enhance an innovative training program and community that will be competitive for external funding (e.g., NIH training or research education grants).
Group 3: Community Interest Groups
  • New or established groups that serve to enhance biomedical training but are not well suited to apply for a training grant or other external funding mechanism.
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