Limited Submission Programs - NIH - Recovery Act Limited Competition: NCMHD Exploratory Centers of Excellence (P20)

Summary of Opportunity
NIH - Recovery Act Limited Competition: NCMHD Exploratory Centers of Excellence (P20)
OSP Deadline Four business days before the deadline
Funding Agency Deadline

Letter of Intent (not required): 6/1/09
(*However, you may send one without being approved as we will not have a chosen candidate by the deadline);
Full proposal: 7/1/09

Funding or Award Criteria

This FOA, issued by the National Center of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), invites grant applications from eligible institutions/organizations that propose to establish en Exploratory NCMHD Center of Excellence (COE). NCMDH COE awards provide funding for hiring staff, researchers, community members, and trainees with the goal of augmenting and expanding the capacity and infrastructure of the institution and community to engage in research improving the health of nation and for preparing the next generation of researchers. Activities should be proposed that will benefit from significant 2-year funds without the expectation of continued NIH funding beyond two years. The activities supported by these NCMHD COD grants should have high short-term impact, and a high likelihood of enabling growth and investment in biomedical research and development, public health, and health care delivery. Applications are invited from institutions seeking support to 1) establish novel partnerships for community engagement/outreach efforts to eliminate health disparities, 2) establish new or enhance current research training infrastructure and capacity, including pipeline training programs, to prepare future biomedical, behavioral, and clinical researchers from minority, rural or low social and low economic status populations, and 3) to hire newly-recruited faculty to develop a research project within the context of the NCMHD Centers of Excellence program. Mandatory Cores: Each NCMHD Exploratory COE (P20) must contain two cores: a mandatory Administrative Core, and one additional core selected from the following: Community Engagement/Outreach Core or Research Training/Education Core or a Research Core. If a Research Core is proposed, a single research project must be proposed.

The complete solicitation can be found online for review.



Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed ONE proposal
Required Internal Review Documents

Please submit the following materials electronically to no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3:

  1. Dean's or Dean Designate’s Letter of Nomination
  2. One page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of the proposed research project.
  3. The bio sketch of the UT PI

**CHANGE IN PROCEDURE: Due to the quick turnaround time each Associate Deans for Research/Designate should submit only ONE application forward.

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance  
Posting Date 5/28/09