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Purpose: The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) Division for Clinical Research Resources supports the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program that is designed to improve public awareness and knowledge of National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported research. SEPA projects may be 3-year phase I (development and implementation), 2-year phase II (dissemination), or 5-year combination phase I + II.

SEPA programs bring together biomedical and clinical researchers, educators, community groups, and other interested organizations in partnerships to create and disseminate programs that provide K-12 students and teachers and the general public with a better understanding of NIH-funded basic medical science and clinical research-based research. SEPA funding provides the means for clinical and basic researchers to convey both their knowledge and an appreciation of their scientific accomplishments to science education programs. Science centers and museums are encouraged to partner …

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