February 8, 2011

Federal Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

General guidelines:

All applicants for federal limited submission funding opportunities should notify the Office of Research of intention to submit. A pre-proposal should be submitted; if necessary an internal review will be conducted to select the institutional applicant(s). Unless otherwise specified, pre-proposals should 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.

Please review program details, and contact Susan Meyn in the Office of Research to submit a pre-proposal or for more information:

Recent announcements

NIMHD Comprehensive Centers of Excellence (P60)
RFA-MD-11-003: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-11-003.html  
Vanderbilt Pre-proposal Internal Deadline: Feb. 25
Application Due Date: April 14
Vanderbilt may not submit more than one application.

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Comprehensive Centers of Excellence (COE) program since its inception in 2002, provides support to academic institutions for the conduct of research independently or in formal partnership with one or more institutional partners, research training opportunities to students, researchers and junior faculty from health disparity populations, engagement in health promotion, and health information dissemination activities through established partnerships with community based organizations.

This initiative provides opportunities to accelerate scientific knowledge by providing support for: 1) innovative multi- and trans-disciplinary research to promote minority health and to eliminate health disparities; 2) increasing the numbers of individuals from minority and other health disparity populations engaged in clinical research activities, including clinical trials, 3) research infrastructure and capacity building, 4) establishing or strengthening of exemplary research training/education activities for increasing the numbers of well trained researchers from minority and other health disparity populations; and 5) engaging minority and other health disparity communities in effective and sustainable activities for improving the health of their communities including increasing health literacy and knowledge of health disparities.

The total amount expected to be awarded in FY 2012 is $24-28 million and the anticipated number of awards are 16-18. For this funding opportunity, budgets up to $950,000 direct costs per year and time periods up to five years may be requested.