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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Limited Competition: Enabling National Networking of Scientists and Resource Discovery (U24)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

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University of Missouri
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Limited Submission Announcement

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Limited Competition: Enabling National Networking of Scientists and Resource Discovery (U24) is designed to develop, enhance, or extend infrastructure for connecting people and resources to facilitate national discovery of individuals and of scientific resources by scientists and students to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and scientific exchange. The goals of this initiative are to develop and implement pilot or prototype tools and infrastructure that facilitate connection of basic, clinical, and translational investigators, students, and individuals with specific expertise and interests; facilitate access to information about available resources, including data, animal models, reagents, assays, cores, literature, materials, and tools; and encourage increased collaboration and scientific exchange nationally. All projects must implement a working prototype or pilot in which all partner institutions participate prior to the end of the two-year project period. A plan for evaluation of the prototype should be included. Responsive projects should fall into one of the two following categories:

• Research Networking: Research networking tools that provide national visibility of human resources (scientists, investigators, physicians, clinicians, other experts) in all areas relevant to biomedical research to enhance collaboration and facilitate biomedical research.

• Resource Discovery: Could include web portal that allows comprehensive querying of resources irrespective of source and type of resource. The types of resources should include the whole range of possible resources that scientists utilize in their work.

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 15, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) the category being addressed (research networking or resource discovery), 2) a list of anticipated partner institutions, 3) a description of approach and rationale, and 4) a overview of the project plan addressing governance, technical design, implementation, dissemination, and evaluation.


$15,000,000. The requested budget may not exceed $7.5 million total costs per year for a maximum of $15 million total costs over a two-year project period

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., May 15, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

Optional letters of intent due May 18, 2009
Full proposals due June 15, 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.

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