Deadlines are quickly approaching for new NIH opportunities being offered through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). If you are on NIH’s mailing lists you’re getting a small flood of emails informing you of coming opportunities. If you are not, well, you should be. In the meantime a few web links for different announcements are posted below.
A number of the RFA’s will be useful for obtaining equipment like Next Generation Sequencers. Remember, when preparing proposals a sound informatics plan will make your application stand out. Contact us if you’d like more information.
The announcements below describe programs that are being administered by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR).
NOT-RR-09-008 - Addition of Recovery Funds to the Shared Instrumentation Grant Program. For shared instruments in the range of $100,000 to $500,000
APPLICATION SUBMISSION/ RECEIPT DATE: MARCH 23, 2009
PAR-09-118 - Recovery Act Limited Competition: High-End Instrumentation Grant Program (S10). For a single major item of equipment to be used for biomedical research that costs between $600,000 - $8,000,000
LETTERS OF INTENT RECEIPT DATE: APRIL 6, 2009
APPLICATION DUE DATE: MAY 6, 2009
In addition to the above notices, NCRR will have funds for remodeling and renovation work. See their site for more information.
The NCRR grants are just one of the many new opportunities available. NIH has also designated at least $200 million in FYs 2009 - 2010 for a new initiative called the NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research, to fund 200 or more grants (contingent upon the submission of a sufficient number of scientifically meritorious applications). This new program will support research on Challenge Topics which address specific scientific and health research challenges in biomedical and behavioral research that will benefit from significant 2-year jumpstart funds. The due date is April 27, 2009.
Further information is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/recovery/