Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NIH NICHD Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2010 (P30)

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 Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invites applications for Center Core Grants designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications from institutions that meet the qualifications for a program of IDD research. The grants fund core resources to support interdisciplinary research and research training. Funds for the research projects using these core facilities come from independent sources including Federal, State, and private organizations.

One of the missions of the IDD Branch is to support research on the etiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and evaluation, prevention, and treatment or amelioration of IDD. Research conducted in the IDDRCs covers a broad spectrum of scientific approaches ranging from laboratory research on fundamental processes of normal and abnormal development to clinical and behavioral research that studies persons with IDD. Scientific knowledge to be achieved through research supported by the special program: Major solutions to the problems associated with IDD may emerge from multidisciplinary, collaborative, and integrated approaches involving biomedical, behavioral, and biobehavioral research conducted in the IDDRCs. Thus, NICHD encourages cooperation among the Centers, including their integration into a network that may facilitate infrastructure necessary for the conduct of clinical trials.

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, January 8, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) a brief description of each proposed core and how each will increase the quality and productivity of research projects receiving core support, 2) a list of at least 10 externally funded research projects that will utilize the cores and how they are relevant to the research mission of IDD, and 3) a plan for achieving the IDDRC’s major goal of interdisciplinary collaboration, data sharing, synthesis of knowledge about IDD, and translational research that will lead to amelioration and prevention.


A new application may request up to $750,000 in direct costs. A renewal application may request up to $750,000 or an increase of up to 1 percent above the direct costs awarded in the final noncompeting (Type 5) year, whichever is greater. The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed five years. Budget increments for subsequent years will have a three percent limit.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2010

Sponsor Deadlines:

January 24, 2010


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