Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35)

The summary for the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the National Institutes of Health, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35): The Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) is a grant to provide support for all of the research in an investigator's laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS.The goal of MIRA is to increase the efficiency and efficacy of NIGMS funding.It is anticipated that the new program will:

Increase the stability of funding for NIGMS-supported investigators, which could enhance their ability to take on ambitious scientific projects and approach problems more creatively.

Increase flexibility for investigators to follow important new research directions as opportunities arise, rather than being bound to specific aims proposed in advance of the studies.

More widely distribute funding among the nations highly talented and promising investigators to increase overall scientific productivity and the chances for important breakthroughs.

Reduce the time spent by researchers writing and reviewing grant applications, allowing them to spend more time conducting research.

Enable principal investigators to devote more time and energy to mentoring junior scientists in a more stable research environment.



The purpose of this FOA is to test the feasibility of this grant mechanism through a pilot program with restricted eligibility.
Federal Grant Title: Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35)
Federal Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-GM-16-002
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.859
CFDA Descriptions: Biomedical Research and Research Training
Current Application Deadline: May 20, 2015
Original Application Deadline: May 20, 2015
Posted Date: Jan 27, 2015
Creation Date: Jan 27, 2015
Archive Date: Jun 20, 2015
Total Program Funding: $60,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $750,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: none
Expected Number of Awards: 100
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Independent school districts
County governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
City or township governments
For profit organizations other than small businesses
State governments
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Small businesses
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Special district governments
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
Other Eligible Applicants include the following:
Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.
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