Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NINDS Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites applications for Center Core Grants to support neuroscience research by providing core research facilities that are not otherwise available. This support, by providing more accessible resources, is expected to assure a greater productivity than would be possible from the separate projects.

NINDS Center Core Grants will support centralized resources and facilities shared by investigators with existing NINDS-funded research projects. Each center will be composed of one or more research cores, each of which will enrich the effectiveness of ongoing research, and promote new research directions. A Center Core Grant will support individual neuroscience research projects by providing necessary resources and performing required services that would be difficult or impractical to provide in individual labs. Center Core Grants will foster a cooperative and interactive research environment through which multidisciplinary approaches to neuroscience problems and joint research efforts will be stimulated. The applicant organization is encouraged to consider a plan to co-fund the center, in order to maximize its utility and effectiveness.

The NINDS Center Core Grants program is intended to support research infrastructure cores. The program will not provide support for cores that support clinical trials, provide patients services, or conduct pilot projects.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20, 2009.  Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary of the proposed project, including 1) a listing of at least five NINDS-funding projects that will use the center, and 2) a brief description of the proposed core facility/ies.


Up to $500,000 per year for up to 5 years

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, November 20, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

January 25, 2010 (The receipt schedule for NINDS Center Core Grants (P30) has changed from January 25, May 25, and September 25 to a once a year receipt date of January 25).


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This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

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