The SEPA Program

The Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program funds innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and Informal Science Education (ISE) educational projects for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P–12). SEPA projects create partnerships among biomedical and clinical researchers and teachers, schools, museums, 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 National Institutes of Health (NIH).

For information about applying for a SEPA grant, click on the link below:
Applying for a SEPA grant

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs)

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

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Number (PAR-23-137)

PAR-23-137 SEPA supports two types of projects:
(1) classroom-based projects for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (pre-college) students and teachers and
(2) informal science education (ISE) projects conducted in outside-the-classroom venues such as science centers, museums and libraries.
Projects that support quantitative and computational skills development are strongly encouraged.

A SEPA project may focus on one or more of the following activities centered on any discipline of health research within NIH’s mission:

  • Courses for Skills Development:  Courses in a specific discipline or research area that extend the STEM content normally taught in schools.
  • Research Experiences: Hands-on exposure to research for pre-college students and teachers.
  • Mentoring Activities:  Provide participants with a perspective on the biomedical research training pathways and tools for overcoming challenges, navigating career transition points, and successfully transitioning into careers in the biomedical research workforce.
  • Curriculum or Methods Development: STEM education resources to improve biomedical, behavioral or clinical science education, or develop novel instructional approaches or computer-based educational tools.
  • Outreach: Dissemination of STEM education resources or biomedical, behavioral and clinical research findings to students, teachers and the general public.

Examples of SEPA projects can be found at

Application Receipt Date: July 14, 2023

SEPA Pre-Submission Webinar to be hosted the week of June 12
Information at will be posted here in early June

Visit this link for detailed information about PAR-23-137.

RFA-ES-23-006 – Strategies for Responsibly Reporting Back Environmental Health and Non-Genomic Research Results

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the NIH Office of Science Policy (OSP), the All of Us Research Program, and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity, “Strategies for Responsibly Reporting Back Environmental Health and Non-Genomic Research Results. We seek applications that will identify, develop and/or adapt, as well as test strategies for responsibly reporting back environmental health, non-genomic research, and gene-environment interaction (GxE) results to research participants and/or key partners.

Learn more: RFA-ES-23-006

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