February 22, 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 Funding Opportunity Announcements

NIMHD Science Education Initiative (R25)
RFA-MD-11-004: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-11-004.html

Vanderbilt is limited to a single application to this program

Pre-proposal Internal Deadline: March 7
Application Due Date: April 21


The intent of the FOA is to support educational, mentoring, and/or career development programs for individuals from health disparity populations that are underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences to facilitate the development of a nationwide cohort of scientists and a multi-disciplinary national pool of health disparities investigators with necessary skills to conduct health disparities research in a diverse range of settings. Fundamental to achieving the goal of this R25 program are targeted research education programs that provide research career awareness opportunities, mentoring experiences and information dissemination to increase the number of highly trained scientists in various scientific areas to address the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs that are relevant to the mission of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities - NIMHD. Expanding curriculum driven educational opportunities and developing capacity are essential to assure success in alleviating health disparities. Public education and outreach efforts are also appropriate science education activities to achieve the goals of this FOA. An applicant's submission must focus on only one of the following research education program core areas listed below:

a) K-12 Science Education Initiative.
b) National High School Youth Summer Initiative
c) Mentoring and Career Development Initiative
d) Health Professions Research Capacity-Building Initiative
e) Outreach and Information Dissemination Initiative

NIMHD intends to commit approximately $3,000,000 in FY 2011. Although the size of award may vary with the scope of the research education program application, the direct costs are limited to $350,000.