Summer Research Education Experience Program

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Summer Research Education Experience Program


Sponsored by US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health

Contact:Lynn Morin, Scientific/Research Contact
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

Phone: 301.402.0176

Zeynep Erim, PhD, Scientific/Research Contact
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Phone: 301.451.4797

Jessica Cotto, PhD, Scientific/Research Contact
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Phone: 301.480.2816

Michael C. Humble, PhD, Scientific/Research Contact
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: 984.287.3272

Lauren Ullrich, PhD, Scientific/Research Contact
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Phone: 301.451.7964
Description:The National Institutes of Health supports creative summer educational activities incorporating hands-on research experiences for high school teachers, high school students, and undergraduate students. Goals are to enhance science teaching; build curricula in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; and prepare students for college, graduate school, and careers. Proposals that demonstrate the potential to impact students and teachers from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged. Proposals must address one of the following focus areas:
Alcohol misuse, alcohol use disorder, and alcohol-related consequences.
Biomedical imaging, bioengineering, and health informatics.
Brain and nervous system to reduce neurological disease.
Causes and consequences of drug use and addiction across the lifespan.
Environmental health sciences.

Eligible applicants are public and private institutions of higher education. Applications are encouraged from Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions; Hispanic-Serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities; and Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities. Other eligible applicants are faith-based or community-based organizations; independent school districts; Native American Tribal organizations; nonprofit and for-profit organizations; public housing and Indian housing authorities; regional organizations; and state, local, and tribal organizations. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact program staff before preparing an application. Cost sharing and matching funds are not required. Submission of an optional Letter of Intent is encouraged. Applications must be submitted online.
Eligibility:Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s):Grants up to $100,000 are awarded for the first year, with potential for up to five years of funding.
Deadline(s):All types of non-AIDS related applications are due April 23, 2019; March 17, 2020; and March 17, 2021. All types of AIDS and AIDS related applications are due May 7, 2019; May 7, 2020; and May 7, 2021. Optional Letters of Intent are due 30 days prior to application due dates.
Focus:Career and College Readiness, Engineering, Environmental Education, Native/Tribal American, Professional Development, STEM, Summer Programming, Technology, Technology Ed, Underserved Populations
Grade Level(s):9-12, Adult, Higher Ed
Content Area(s): Health, Mathematics, Science
21st Century
Themes and Skills:
Critical Thinking, Environmental Literacy, Health Literacy, Information Literacy, Innovation, Problem Solving
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