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The NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) seeks to facilitate the entry into biomedical or behavioral research fields of undergraduate and graduate students from groups underrepresented in these fields. The Program provides institutional support for existing or innovative student development activities, including research internships that will increase students' knowledge, skills, and information as they move to more advanced levels and ultimately attain the PhD degree in biomedical or behavioral research fields.

An IMSD application must include goals and specific measurable objectives, a proposed.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 5:00 pm Friday, December 2, 2005. Letters of intent should be limited to 3 pages and should summarize 1) goals and measurable objectives in attracting, retaining, and preparing underrepresented group students for careers in biomedical and/or behavioral science research; 2) potential impact of the proposed program on MU's academic programs for retention and graduation toward careers in biomedical and behavioral research; 3) proposed student developmental activities; and 4)


$130K to $500K (direct costs). The average amount of funding per award in previous years: approximately $300K.

MU Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 2, 2005 (letter of intent)
Sponsor Deadline:

February 1, 2006

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

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