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NIGMS MARC Ancillary Training Activities (T36)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

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University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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Limited Submission Announcement

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) seeks applications for the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Ancillary Training Activities (T36) program. The goal of the MARC Ancillary Training Program is to provide support for the attendance and participation of underrepresented individuals and/or faculty from minority serving institutions in program-related scientific conferences, short courses, or other well-defined ancillary training activities that provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and/or networking capabilities to pursue and thrive in biomedically related research careers. The ancillary training may include support for student academic development and enrichment activities that are designed to improve critical thinking skills, communication skills, and time management; and may also provide group learning opportunities, interdisciplinary or advanced course training where students learn quantitative skills to analyze biomedical and behavioral problems, and opportunities to meet and discuss career choices with appropriate role models.

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, April 30, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary, including 1) goals and objectives, 2) proposed activities, 3) plans for recruitment of underrepresented groups, and 4) plans for project evaluation.


Variable amount. Project period of up to five years. Applicants requesting direct costs of $500,000 or more for any one year must follow NIH policy (

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, April 30, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines:

September 7, 2010


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