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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Population Research Infrastructure Program - Short-term Support for Rising Programs (R24)

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

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Population Research Infrastructure Program - Short-term Support for Rising Programs (R24) provides short-term infrastructure support for established population centers and programs that are doing research in the areas within the mission of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's (NICHD's) Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch (DBSB). The centers to be supported by this program have a solid base in population research, are on a trajectory to become more productive and influential in population research, and, with the infrastructure support provided through this program, are likely to be competitive for a Population Research Infrastructure Program (R24) award within three to five years.

The primary purposes of the Program for Population Research Infrastructure are to provide resources to support and advance research that will improve understanding of the antecedents and consequences of population structure and change, facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration among investigators conducting population-related research and in allied fields, and promote innovative approaches to population research questions. An additional goal is to facilitate interactions among scientists in locations throughout the United States that contribute to the integration and coordination of population research.

The center must have at least three researchers who hold permanent appointments with the applicant institution and can present evidence of research activity directly related to the mission of DBSB in all three of the following categories: (1) externally funded research grants or contracts in the past three years, (2) publications in peer-reviewed journals during the past three years, and (3) papers in preparation and future plans for research.
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, July 31, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) a preliminary list of key scientific and technical personnel; 2) a summary of the center's research program, identifying signature population-related themes that exemplify the center's most significant current and/or anticipated contributions to population research within the mission of DBSB; 3) the vision for advancing research related to the theme; 4) strategies for advancing the quality and innovation of the population research program; and 5) a brief description of center cores (if any).


Up to $150,000 in direct costs per year for a period of three to five years. These awards are not renewable.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

Optional letter of intent due August 24, 2009
Full proposals due by September 23, 2009

URL for more information:

This program does not require cost sharing as defined in the current NIH Grants Policy Statement at However, because the SSRP support is expected to enhance the center’s competitiveness for NIH funding, the institution and pertinent departments are expected to show a strong commitment to the center by providing additional infrastructure support at a level appropriate to the resources of the institution and the scope of the activities that the center proposes to be supported by the SSRP Program.

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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