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Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
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Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Health
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  • Original Grant - Aug 4, 2004
Applications Due:

Multiple Receipt Dates - See Link to Full Announcement for details.

total funding: Not Available
max award: $50,000
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: Not Available
type of funding: Cooperative Agreement

The purpose of this PA is to re-announce the National Institute of General
Medical Sciences (NIGMS) program of large-scale collaborative project awards
(also known as glue grants), last issued as RFA GM-02-007 in February 2001.
Large-scale collaborative project awards are intended to solve critically
important, complex biological problems within the mission of the NIGMS by
supporting a team of independently funded investigators to synergize and
integrate their efforts. This new announcement includes important updates
and modifications, and should be used in lieu of any previous announcements.
This new announcement is being issued as a program announcement (PA). PAs
are typically open for three years and are then considered for re-
announcement. Using a PA with one annual deadline in each of three
consecutive years allows potential principal investigators to take the time
needed to develop their ideas and a core network of investigators before
applying. It should be noted, however, that NIGMS anticipates making no more
than one new Phase II (see below) award per year, depending on availability
of funds.

Another change with this announcement is that Phase I applications, as well
as Phase II applications, will be reviewed by the National Advisory General
Medical Sciences Council. The Institute wishes to involve community
representatives at an earlier stage in providing advice on whether to
allocate its resources to support a glue grant approach for a particular
biomedical problem. Applicants are also strongly advised to begin consulting
with NIGMS staff regarding their plans, even in advance of submitting an
application. Also new is an added requirement that applicants include a
diversity plan to increase the number of participating investigators who are
currently underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and
social sciences.

The maximum amount that a large-scale collaborative project award applicant
may request is $25 million in direct costs over a five-year period. This high
level of resources is intended to allow participating investigators to extend
their research efforts to form a consortium to approach a research problem of
overarching importance in a comprehensive and highly integrated fashion. In
the past, applications for this program have generally requested the maximum
amount allowed. One goal of this announcement is to encourage submission of
applications for lesser amounts as well. In all cases, the scope of a large-
scale project should be limited to the scale necessary to achieve the desired
synergistic effect.

The NIGMS advises that collaborations can be supported by most of the
institute's existing support mechanisms and strongly encourages potential
applicants to talk with program directors in NIGMS to determine the most
appropriate support mechanism for their collaborative work. For example,
investigators can apply for up to $300,000 in annual direct costs to support
collaborative and integrative research using the NIGMS collaborative project
grant mechanism, http://www.nigms.nih.gov/funding/cpg.html. A good way to
initiate collaborative interest might be to apply for an NIGMS
multidisciplinary conference grant,

Who can apply:

Anyone/General Public
City Or Township Governments
County Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Independent School Districts
Minority Group
Native American Organization
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Profit Organization
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Biomedical Research and Research Training

More Information:


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