Adding a Step to STEP-UP Research Supplements

September 2019 Council

Lead Division/Office


Point(s) of Contact

Robert Rivers, Ph.D.

Executive Summary

Over the past 20 years NIDDK has supported the Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) Program that has worked to establish pathways and opportunities for both high school and undergraduate students to pursue opportunities in research. Through this funding NIDDK supported coordinating centers have developed inroads with high schools and communities representing the full diversity of the nation. This proposal seeks to provide supplemental funding to facilitate and develop additional educational and research experiences for students in the eight, ninth, and tenth grades from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research.