Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NIBIB Interfaces Initiative for Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Training (T32)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) solicits grant applications for recently established interdisciplinary research training programs that integrate the biomedical sciences with the physical sciences and engineering. By fostering these interdisciplinary training programs in their critical early years, NIBIB expects to develop highly effective interdisciplinary curricula, including coursework and laboratory research.

Interdisciplinary training programs must be structured to train students from the biomedical sciences, physical sciences, and engineering in an integrated program. Trainees are expected to participate in a formal multi-year curriculum that provides cohesive, integrated, and novel approaches to interdisciplinary research, including the theories, techniques, methodologies, and application strategies of emerging interdisciplinary research environments. Trainees appointed to the training program must receive supervised education and research training that is interdisciplinary in nature. These programs should support a variety of new and innovative didactic and research experiences designed to provide predoctoral students with the knowledge and research experience necessary to develop interdisciplinary solutions to complex health problems.

Resubmission applications for this FOA will not be allowed. Previously unfunded applications must be submitted as new applications.

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, April 18, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary of the proposed project, including 1) the goals and objectives of the training plan, 2) recruitment and retention strategy(ies), including under-represented groups, and 3) program evaluation.


Applicants may not request more than $500,000 in direct costs or more than 10 training slots for any grant year. The project period may be for up to 5 years.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2008

Sponsor Deadlines:

An optional letter of intent is due May 19, 2008. Full proposals are due June 17, 2008

URL for more information:

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

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at