I want to share a relatively recent blog post from the NIH concerning changes to the R15 AREA program:
The focus on funding primarily undergraduate institutions and the creation of a separate FOA for health professions schools is great news for all of us! Please note that NIH will now require an institutional letter verifying eligibility as part of the letters of support attachment of R15 applications.
Tabitha Finch, Ph.D.
Professional Development and Education Coordinator
Vermont Genetics Network