Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NIH International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups

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 Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Energy invite applications for the establishment or continuation of International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups to address the interdependence of biodiversity exploration for potential applications in health and energy, with investments in research capacity that support sustainable use of these resources, the knowledge to conserve them, and equitable partnership frameworks among research and development organizations in the United States and low and middle income countries.

Because MU is limited to one proposal for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 17, 2008. Letters of intent should be no longer than three pages and should summarize 1) key personnel, their scientific disciplines and their institutions; 2) a plan to discover and analyze therapeutic agents from biodiversity; 3) a rationale for sample collections strategies; and 4) a training plan for building scientific capacity for biomedical, biodiversity, and energy research adequate and appropriate to local and international scientific needs.


Up to $600,000 per year for up to five years

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, October 17, 2008

Sponsor Deadlines:

Optional letter of intent due October 21, 2008

Proposal deadline is November 20, 2008

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other 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