Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NIH Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)

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 Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) training programs exist to significantly increase the number and competitiveness of underrepresented minorities engaged in biomedical research. To facilitate the training and development of students, faculty, and/or researchers from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research enterprise of this nation, the MARC Branch will provide program-related support in three key areas: a) scientific conferences, b) scientific short courses, or c) other well-defined ancillary training activities that further the MARC mission.

Ancillary training may include support for student academic development and enrichment activities that are designed to improve critical thinking skills, communication skills, and time management; and may also provide group learning opportunities, interdisciplinary or advanced course training where students learn quantitative skills to analyze biomedical and behavioral problems, and opportunities to meet and discuss career choices with appropriate role models.

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. on Friday, May 22, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary, including 1) goals and objectives of the project, 2) plan(s) for recruitment and retention of students from underrepresented groups, and 3) plan for project evaluation.


Variable amount. Project period of up to five years. Applicants requesting direct costs of $500,000 or more for any one year must follow NIH policy (

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

September 11, 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