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), PAR-23-137

  • Application  Receipt Date: June 7, 20234
  • Review Date: September 2024
  • Earliest Start Date:  April 2025

Pre-Submission webinar, April 4, 2024, 3 – 4:30 PM – details at Banner

Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Biomedical Science Resources for Pre-College Students and Teachers (SBIR) (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Number: PAR-23-213

Notice of Funding Opportunity Purpose
The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to provide support for eligible small business concerns (SBCs) to develop interactive digital media (IDM) biomedical science resources for pre-college students and teachers.

Key Dates

  • Application  Receipt Date: September 5, 2024
  • Review Date:  November 2024
  • Earliest Start Date:  April 2025

A Phase I budget is $306,872 for a project timeline between 6 months to 2 years.
A Phase II budget is $2,045,816 for a project timeline between 1 to 3 years.

IDM STEM Games SBIR Pre-Submission Webinar will be held in August. – check back in early August for details