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Transformative Educational Advancement and Mentoring Network (TEAM)

Transformative Educational Advancement and Mentoring Network (TEAM)

The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support research and educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. We seek to do this by supporting and providing training navigation and mentorship to support scholars from diverse backgrounds, including individuals from groups known to be underrepresented in the cancer biomedical workforce.

To accomplish the overarching stated goal, this FOA supports creative educational activities with a primary focus on: (1) Courses for Skills Development and (2) Mentoring Activities.

The TEAM Funding Opportunity Announcement (see below) was published on November 8, 2022.

Title & CRCHD Contact

Application Due Date & Purpose

Transformative Educational Advancement and Mentoring Network (TEAM) (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Dr. Whitney (Barfield) Steward
(240) 276-5729

Due Date: February 10, 2023

The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:

  • Courses for Skills Development
  • Mentoring Activities

The Transformative Educational Advancement and Mentoring (TEAM) Network will pilot test the use of training champions (TCs) at minority serving institutions (MSIs) (as defined in Section III), to support the development of educational activities and scientific career development programs and promote the diversity of the cancer research workforce. Examples of underrepresented groups are provided in the Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity, NOT-OD-20-031. The career development levels of focus for this FOA will include predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and early-stage investigators (ESIs). TCs are defined as personnel located within the MSI who can assist potential scholars with their plans to apply, attain, or transition to an independent grant award. This RFA will leverage TCs to assist scholars in identifying funding opportunities, networking with appropriate NCI/NIH program directors, and locating resources for competitive application preparation. TCs will also provide additional training support, navigation, and resources to enhance the skills required to successfully identify, prepare, submit, and obtain grants and career development opportunities.

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