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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Award (R25)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

PI Eligibility:
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research education program as the PD/PI is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

The PD/PI should have documented experience in international research ethics and be capable of providing both administrative and training leadership to the development and implementation of the proposed research education program.

Number of Applications
An institution may submit only one application and only one new or renewing program will be supported at an institution at any given time.

Few developing country institutions provide formal education in research ethics, and few developed country programs for master’s level research ethics education/training focus in depth on the aspects of research ethics relevant to international resource poor settings.  Therefore, few developing country scientists and health professionals conducting clinical or public health research have received extensive education and training in the principles of research ethics, international codes and legal aspects of ethical research, informed consent, elements of study design that affect the ethical conduct of research and the ethical framework for provision of care and risk/benefit analysis for study participants. Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with the following NIH ICs:  NIAID (; (NIMH) (; (NHGRI) (; (NICHD) ( and NIBIB ( that are participating on this FOA regarding their programs supporting research in developing countries. FIC and the above participating ICs invite applications for International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Program Award programs:

  • To develop a comprehensive research ethics training program including masters level curricula and practicum opportunities for developing country academics, researchers and health professionals in international ethics related to performing research involving human subjects in international resource poor settings or;
  • To revise and renew existing masters level comprehensive research ethics training programs
  • Alternatively, for developing country applicants only, to submit proposals to support program planning activities in preparation to apply for a comprehensive master’s level program support in the future.

The goal of this initiative is to increase the number of developing country scientists, health professionals and relevant academics with in-depth knowledge of the ethical considerations, concepts and applications in clinical and public health research.  It is expected that such master’s level training will enhance the career development of individuals from developing countries, as well as strengthen and sustain the capacity to support ethical clinical and public health research at their home institutions and countries.


January 28, 2011: Deadline for an email of intent, including the names of the PI and co-PIs, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to

January  31, 2011: Deadline to submit an internal proposal, including signatures of approval from your department head and college dean, to the Office of Research Development for review by the internal selection committee.

E-mail internal application to

February  7, 2011: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

April 10, 2011: NIH deadline for Letter of Intent.

May 10, 2011: Deadline for the full proposal, by 5:00 pm local time of applicant organization

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M University has established a process to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select applications for Texas A&M submissions.