NIH Academy aims to fast track awards for UO researchers

May 22, 2024
A laboratory at the University of Oregon. There are counters with lab equipment on them and the shelves are lined with supplies.
Applications to the program are due by June 14, 2024.

To boost the success of early-career researchers applying to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) will launch its first-ever NIH Academy during the 2024-25 academic year.

The NIH is one of the top funders of research at the UO. The NIH Academy will provide comprehensive training for assistant professors, research assistant professors,  recently tenured (within three years) associate professors who have not yet received a substantial independent research NIH award, and research associates with a track record of securing independent research grants.  

This training will employ a cohort model that will enhance the competitiveness of faculty NIH submissions. A major goal of the training program is to shorten the time between a trainee’s first faculty appointment and receipt of their first major NIH research award. Participants will be expected to submit an NIH R01 proposal (or equivalent) at the conclusion of the training period.

Applications are now open to participate in a training cohort of 6-8 faculty during the 2024-25 academic year. All participants are expected to submit an NIH R01 application in June 2025.

The deadline for receipt of applications to the NIH Academy is June 14, 2024.

Faculty may learn more about this training program by visiting the OVPRI’s NIH Academy webpage. Please direct any questions about this training to Research Development Services (

By Catherine Jarmin Miller, Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation