National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
NIAID Science Education Awards (R25)
Deadline: January 7, 2014.
Fund uses: To support organizations that focus on the development of science education for K-12 students, with education
programs that provide outreach to a large audience of students at a national level, directly or through their teachers,
using approaches where successes can be measured.
The overall goals of the NIAID in developing science literacy enhancing education programs are: 1) to provide and increase
public education and outreach on NIAID-funded research to diverse audiences; 2) to raise awareness of scientific
method and the availability of careers in the biomedical sciences among K-12, 3) to encourage the integration of the
NIAID scientific mission areas as stated in our strategic plan
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/whoweare/planningpriorities/Pages/default.aspx in the day-to-day teaching of science at theK-12 level in the hope that the public
at large will understand and appreciate the work of NIAID more fully.
NIAID accepts R25 applications that propose new methods of training and curriculum development for K-12 teachers
and/or students using innovative approaches with an outreach at a national level. The applicant organization should
determine the nature of the program, state the specific goals for the program, and define specific measurable objectives.
NIAID will seek applications that can provide evaluation of measureable outcomes for K-12 student education programs
and teacher professional development.