The SEPA Program

The Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Program funds innovative pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P–12) science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Informal Science Education (ISE) educational projects. SEPA projects create partnerships among biomedical and clinical researchers and teachers and schools, museums and science centers, media experts, and other educational organizations. SEPA K–12 resources target state and national K–12 standards for STEM teaching and learning and are rigorously evaluated for effectiveness. SEPA is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a component of the NIH.

For information about applying for a SEPA grant visit the following link.
Applying for a SEPA grant

Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. To assure the vitality and continued productivity of the research enterprise, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) provides leadership in training the next generation of scientists, in enhancing the diversity of the scientific workforce and in developing research capacities throughout the country. Additional opportunities are available through the NIH Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs.

NIH-NIGMS Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)
(R25 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

(PAR-20-153) National Institute of General Medical Sciences application due date(s): July 9, 2019 , by 5:00 p.m. local time of applicant organization. A “Letter of Intent” is due 30 days prior to the application due date.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (National Institutes of Health)
Application due date(s): July 14, 2020; July 13, 2021; July 13, 2022, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

The goal of the R25 Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) 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.

The SEPA program supports P-12 (prekindergarten – grade 12) and informal science education (ISE) activities that: (1) enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce and (2) foster a better understanding of NIH-funded biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its public health implications. The SEPA program targets two primary audiences: (1) SEPA formal or classroom-based projects, provide STEM content, pedagogical expertise, and problem solving skills to teachers, students, and families in communities not generally supported by advanced and innovative educational practices: (2) SEPA informal science education (ISE) activities, conducted in outside-the-classroom venues as well as in science centers and museums, target both workforce diversity and improved public health literacy.

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