Funding Opportunity Title:

NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number:
PAR-23-137 (

Funding Opportunity Purpose:

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program is to invest in educational activities that enhance the training and diversity of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12), teachers and students from underserved communities with a focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, Curriculum or Methods Development or Informal science Education (ISE) exhibits, and Outreach activities.

Details on current SEPA projects can be found at the following links:
and NIGMS – Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPA).
Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the SEPA Program Officer to be advised on the appropriateness of the intended P-12 STEM or ISE project for the SEPA program objectives and Office of Science Education/SEPA priorities.

Next Application Due Dates:

June 07, 2024 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.


Tony Beck, PhD, 301-435-0805,