January 18, 2011

NIH Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

General guidelines:
Pre-proposals should be sent to Susan Meyn in the Office of Research on or before the indicated internal deadline (typically two weeks prior to the Letter of Intent receipt date or as announced in MyVUMC). Unless otherwise specified, pre-proposals should generally include the following:

  • Faculty PI/PD(s)
  • Tentative title of the intended proposal
  •  Names of other key faculty, departments expected to participate
  • A brief (one-page maximum) summary of the scope and content of the program.

Additional information may be requested. If necessary, an internal review will be conducted to select the institutional applicant(s) for limited submission programs.

Please review program details, and contact Susan Meyn in the Office of Research for more information:


Recent announcements

Shared Instrumentation Grant Programs (S10)
Vanderbilt Pre-proposal Internal Deadline: Jan. 19
Application Due Date: March 23
Each application must be for a different type of equipment

This NCRR program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrumentation or an integrated system. While this program does not typically limit the number of applications an institution may submit, applications must be for different types of equipment. Investigators intending to apply to the S10 Shared Instrumentation program should submit an internal pre-proposal to the VUMC Office of Research. A review will be conducted by the VUMC Institutional Shared Resource Oversight Committee (ISROC), which will resolve any conflicts between potentially overlapping proposals and make recommendations regarding School of Medicine (VUSM) matching funds.

Review internal requirements and submit pre-proposals on-line:


Influenza and Other Respiratory Diseases in Southern Hemisphere
Vanderbilt Pre-proposal Internal Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Due Date: March 14
Vanderbilt is limited to one (1) application for submission.

The NCIRD Influenza Division (ID) is seeking cooperative agreements with organizations working in the southern hemisphere to conduct research studies on the disease burden, epidemiology, transmission, risk factors for severe illness, effectiveness of vaccination, and effectiveness of other prevention strategies for influenza and other respiratory diseases of public health importance. Applicants may request up to $1,000,000 for the first 12-month budget period to address the primary objectives only. In subsequent years, applicants may request up to $1,000,000 per year each to address the primary objectives and up to $500,000 per year each to address one or more additional objectives. An applicant may request a period of up to five years for carrying out specific projects. NCIRD anticipates making two awards.