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Multiple Receipt Dates - See Link to Full Announcement for details.
Aug 04, 2004
Aug 04, 2004
Jul 22, 2007
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The purpose of this PA is to re-announce the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) program of large-scale collaborative project awards (also known as glue grants), last issued as RFA GM-02-007 in February 2001. Large-scale collaborative project awards are intended to solve critically important, complex biological problems within the mission of the NIGMS by supporting a team of independently funded investigators to synergize and integrate their efforts. This new announcement includes important updates and modifications, and should be used in lieu of any previous announcements. This new announcement is being issued as a program announcement (PA). PAs are typically open for three years and are then considered for re- announcement. Using a PA with one annual deadline in each of three consecutive years allows potential principal investigators to take the time needed to develop their ideas and a core network of investigators before applying. It should be noted, however, that NIGMS anticipates making no more than one new Phase II (see below) award per year, depending on availability of funds. Another change with this announcement is that Phase I applications, as well as Phase II applications, will be reviewed by the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council. The Institute wishes to involve community representatives at an earlier stage in providing advice on whether to allocate its resources to support a glue grant approach for a particular biomedical problem. Applicants are also strongly advised to begin consulting with NIGMS staff regarding their plans, even in advance of submitting an application. Also new is an added requirement that applicants include a diversity plan to increase the number of participating investigators who are currently underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences. The maximum amount that a large-scale collaborative project award applicant may request is $25 million in direct costs over a five-year period. This high level of resources is intended to allow participating investigators to extend their research efforts to form a consortium to approach a research problem of overarching importance in a comprehensive and highly integrated fashion. In the past, applications for this program have generally requested the maximum amount allowed. One goal of this announcement is to encourage submission of applications for lesser amounts as well. In all cases, the scope of a large- scale project should be limited to the scale necessary to achieve the desired synergistic effect. The NIGMS advises that collaborations can be supported by most of the institute's existing support mechanisms and strongly encourages potential applicants to talk with program directors in NIGMS to determine the most appropriate support mechanism for their collaborative work. For example, investigators can apply for up to $300,000 in annual direct costs to support collaborative and integrative research using the NIGMS collaborative project grant mechanism, http://www.nigms.nih.gov/funding/cpg.html. A good way to initiate collaborative interest might be to apply for an NIGMS multidisciplinary conference grant, http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-GM-04-106.html.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Private institutions of higher education State governments County governments City or township governments Special district governments Independent school districts Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education