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2025 NIIMBL eXperience Request for Applications

NIIMBL is pleased to issue a rapid response Request for Applications (RFA) for 2025 NIIMBL eXperience regional lead organizations. The purpose is to conduct the NIIMBL eXperience program in different areas of the country. We intend to do this by funding NIIMBL academic or non-profit member organizations to serve as regional lead organizations that will plan, recruit students, and run a NIIMBL eXperience program in their region. Applicants to this RFA will apply to serve as a regional lead organization by proposing a program that provides exposure to the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry through hands-on training, mentoring, tours, and engagement with “hosts” from professional associations, industry, and academic partners.

About the NIIMBL eXperience

Launched in 2019, the NIIMBL eXperience program is an all-expenses paid biopharmaceutical manufacturing immersion program for domestic university and community college students enrolled in a full-time program who have completed their first or second year of study. The NIIMBL eXperience program encourages applications from underrepresented people, including but not limited to Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students to diversify the school to industry pipeline for the biopharma manufacturing industry. This program is open to all domestic first- or second-year students, regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity. NIIMBL encourages proposals and intends to fund up to one proposal in every region of the United States (e.g., Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, and West).

RFA Listening Session - June 18, 2024 noon ET

Join us for an eXperience RFA listening session on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at noon ET. We will provide more information and answer your questions about the eXperience program. Complete the registration form below to attend.

eXperience RFA listening session

Key Dates

June 3, 2024 RFA Release
June 18, 2024 (noon ET) Listening Session 
July 25, 2024 (5:00 pm ET) Application Deadline
~August 16, 2024 Anticipated Award Decisions and Notification to Teams
October 1, 2024 (5:00 pm ET) Project Start Date

Templates & Guides


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We offer a variety of membership options that give you the flexibility to choose your organization’s level of engagement based on technology interests and priorities.