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The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) have announced a new predoctoral NRSA institutional research training grant program to train scientists at the interface of the behavioral and biomedical sciences. The goal of the program is to develop basic behavioral scientists with rigorous broad-based training in the biomedical sciences who are available to assume leadership roles related to the Nation's biomedical, clinical and behavioral research needs. These programs must include equal participation of both biomedical and behavioral faculty and leadership, and must provide an interdisciplinary research training experience and curriculum for predoctoral trainees that integrates both behavioral and biomedical perspectives, approaches and methodologies. The primary focus is on providing this training to students with previous behavioral training, and/or who are enrolled in behavioral sciences graduate departments; however, programs can be enriched by including some students with basic biomedical backgrounds and providing cross-training in the behavioral sciences.

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 pm Friday, June 29, 2007. Letters of intent should be limited to a three-page summary of the proposed project.


This funding opportunity will use the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) T32 award mechanism. NIGMS anticipates awarding 5 to 10 training grants starting in July 2007. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research training programs will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size of each award will also vary.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2007

Sponsor Deadline:

September 25, 2007

URL for more information:

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

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