Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NIH - Recovery Act funds

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

This NIH will provide funds under the Recovery Act to enhance the biomedical research efforts of multidisciplinary research groups focusing on areas of biomedical research relevant to NIH, such as centers, departments, programs, and/or trans-departmental collaborations or consortia. These will be institutional awards that provide funding to hire, provide appropriate start-up packages, and develop pilot research projects for newly-independent investigators. For this announcement, awards will be directed to hiring investigators and providing appropriate start-up research resources (e.g., research salary, equipment, and supplies for initiating their research) that will help strengthen or expand the scientific capacity of the Biomedical multidisciplinary research group.

The participating institutes and centers each have their own guidelines; in general, however, newly- recruited research faculty receiving support under this award:

• should be appointed to an independent tenure-track (or equivalent) research position at the Assistant Professor level;
• should be new to the faculty;
• is expected to not have previously had a tenure-track research appointment;
• should have a track record of research training and career development in a relevant research area;
• should be given an appointment with at least 75% protected research time;
• should receive joint appointment(s) with other academic unit(s) at the applicant institution;
• should receive a start-up package; and
• should complement and expand the breadth of existing institutional strengths.

Newly-recruited research faculty receiving support under this award will be expected to develop and/or participate in research projects within the research group. The institution will be expected to work with each newly-recruited research faculty member to develop a faculty career development plan consistent with the Core Center’s emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach to biomedical research. Commitment of an appropriate level of institutional support is expected and the highest program priority will be given to applications that confirm an institutional commitment to provide at least two additional years of support after the end of the award.

Because MU is limited as to the numbers of applications that can be submitted (see details below this message), letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2009. Note that, because these applications will potentially impose long-term commitments of rate dollars on the institution, letters of intent will only be accepted from deans. Letters of intent will be ranked for their relative strengths as usual. Selected applicants will then have 5 business days to confirm the additional two years’ funding prior to receiving approval for submission.

Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary including 1) the targeted NIH institute or center, 2) a brief description of the multidisciplinary research group (“core”) and how it will enhance collaboration and coordination supporting the mission of the selected institute/center, 3) the research problem to be addressed or the area(s) of research to be enhanced and the rationale for its selection, 4) the qualifications of the new investigator to be recruited and how this investigator will strengthen or expand the scientific capacity of the group, 5) recruitment plan, and 6) faculty development plans.


See specific information for the institute to which you plan to apply.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, April 10, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

Optional letters of intent due April 29, 2009
Full proposals due May 29, 2009

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