Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD)(R25)

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Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD)(R25): The Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Program was created in response to a legislative mandate to increase the numbers of underrepresented minority faculty, investigators and students engaged in biomedical and behavioral research, and to broaden the opportunities for underrepresented minority faculty and students for participation in biomedical and behavioral research. To accomplish this goal, the Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) program provides, at research institutions, institutional grants for students from groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research with well integrated developmental activities that will increase their preparation and skills as they advance academically in the pursuit and successful completion of the Ph.D. degree.
Federal Grant Title: Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD)(R25)
Federal Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-06-553
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.859
CFDA Descriptions: Biomedical Research and Research Training
Current Application Deadline: Feb 23, 2009 Mult
Original Application Deadline: Feb 19, 2009 Multi
Posted Date: Sep 20, 2006
Creation Date: Feb 19, 2009
Archive Date: Mar 23, 2009
Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Foreign institutions are not eligible to apply. Sponsoring Institution: The sponsoring institution must assure support for the proposed research education project. Appropriate institutional commitment to the project includes the provision of adequate staff, facilities, and educational resources that can contribute to the planned research education project. Student Participants: The participants are selected by the applicant institution. There is no specific eligibility requirement for participation in IMSD-supported activities. The program should not deny participation to anyone based solely on his/her race, religion, gender or ethnicity. However, to receive salary support from the IMSD program, students must be U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals or permanent residents and must be matriculated full-time in baccalaureate or doctoral degree programs in biomedical or behavioral science fields at the applicant institution. (A non-citizen national is a person who, although not a citizen of the United States, owes permanent allegiance to the U.S. This is generally a person born in a land that is not a state, but that is under U.S. sovereignty, jurisdiction, or administration -- for example, American Samoa.) An individual lawfully admitted for permanent residence must possess an alien registration receipt card (I-551) prior to appointment on the grant. Individuals on temporary visas, those seeking asylum, or refugees are not eligible for support from the IMSD Program. See announcement, for full details.
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