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The National Library of Medicine is inviting training grant applications in a single competition for support of pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training programs in biomedical informatics. Applications may be for the creation of entirely new training programs, for the purpose of adding NLM-supported trainees to existing training programs, or for the renewal of existing NLM training program grants. Such programs will help meet a growing need for investigators trained in biomedical computing and related fields as they directly relate to application domains including health care delivery, basic biomedical research, clinical and translational research, public health, and other areas. Informatics training is multi-disciplinary. Trainees will come to these programs with a range of educational and professional backgrounds and receive the training they need to prepare them for research careers in biomedical informatics.

Graduates of the NLM-supported programs should be able to conduct original basic or applied research at the intersection of computer, information and behavioral sciences with one or more application domains. Successful graduates of these programs will be prepared for research-oriented roles in academic institutions, not-for-profit research institutes, governmental and public health agencies, pharmaceutical and software companies, and health care organizations. This initiative is not intended to prepare trainees for careers emphasizing deployment, maintenance, or administration of computer systems in health care, public health, or research. The emphasis in this program is on the development of new knowledge that advances informatics as a field.

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, February 3, 2006. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary of the proposed project, including 1) the type(s) of trainees, 2) plans for recruiting and selecting trainees, 3) a listing of anticipated core training faculty, and 4) an overview of the proposed training program.

Amount: This funding opportunity will use the T15 award mechanism. The NLM intends to commit approximately 15 million dollars in FY 2007 to fund 16-20 new and/or competing continuation grants in response to this RFA.
MU Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 3, 2006 (letter of intent)
Sponsor Deadline:

March 17, 2006

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

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