Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (BP-ENDURE) (R25)

The goal of this program is to encourage and prepare undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to enter Ph.D. degree programs in the neurosciences. To accomplish this goal, this initiative will provide institutional awards to develop neuroscience research education programs consisting of collaborative partnerships integrated across different educational institutions. Each collaborative research education partnership must have the following components: a) a research-intensive institution that has an established neuroscience or neuroscience related program, b) institution(s) that have a substantial enrollment of undergraduates from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, c) integrated curriculum/academic enhancement and research training activities designed to increase participants preparation to enter doctoral programs in the neurosciences, and d) well-described plans to provide early communication and interaction between participating students and graduate neuroscience programs across the country.

For further information, contact: 
Dr. Mark Chavez
Division of Translational Research and Treatment Development, NIMH