NIH R25 scholars award

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has provided Meharry Medical College with five years of funding to support three graduate students in a prestigious summer research opportunity in biomedical data science.

The NIH R25 scholars will participate in 10 weeks of summer training and research in biomedical data science. They will have access to NIH resources, faculty mentorship, and joint training with Fisk University School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and the Department of Biomedical Informatics at VUMC.

Dates of 2023 Summer Program:

May 30 – August 4, 2023
The research and training will take place during the day from Monday – Friday.

SACS graduate students selected as NIH Scholars will receive:

  • $10,000 stipend
  • Free on campus housing or possibly a housing allowance if you live in Nashville
  • Funds for travel to a science conference
  • Title of NIH Scholar (Prestigious)

The summer program will involve research and mentoring, training in technical and professional skills for the summer research activities and a summer seminar series.  Seminars include education and career pathways, research topics and methods, professional skills and latest advances in biomedical data science.

Qualification: Applications must (1) be enrolled in Meharry’s School of Applied Computational Sciences in good standings and (2) be US citizens or permanent residents.


Contact contact Todd Gary, director of community and external R&D partnerships, at or David Lockett, grants proposal development and awards management specialist, at

About the NIH R25 Scholars Award Grant

The NIH R24 Scholars Award is made possible by the NIH. Meharry Medical College, Fisk University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) received an NIH R25 award to engage diverse undergraduate and graduate students in meaningful biomedical informatics and biomedical data science summer research experiences.