Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD)

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 NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) encourages undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups to enter and complete doctoral programs in biomedical and behavioral fields. The program provides institutional support for existing or innovative student development activities, including research internships that will increase students' knowledge, skills, and information.

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., Friday, October 31, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to 3 pages and should summarize 1) goals and measurable objectives for attracting, retaining, and preparing underrepresented group students for careers in biomedical and/or behavioral science research; 2) the institutional scope of the proposed program, including the potential impact on MU's academic programs for retention and graduation toward careers in biomedical and behavioral research; 3) proposed student developmental activities; and 4) the evaluation plan.


The total project period may not exceed four years. Direct costs are limited to $350,000 annually for institutions with programs primarily for baccalaureate degree students, and $550,000 annually for programs that include a significant PhD student component.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, October 31, 2008

Sponsor Deadlines:

February 23, 2009

URL for more information:

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

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