November 4, 2010

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, and 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. 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:

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)
Vanderbilt is limited to two applications for submission.
Vanderbilt pre-proposal internal deadline: Dec. 3.
Letter of intent: Not required, encouraged by Dec. 21.
Application submission due date: Jan. 25, 2011
Link to FOA:

The NIH solicits applications for the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5) from institutions/organizations that propose to appoint and support exceptional, early career scientists directly following the completion of their Ph.D. (or equivalent) or M.D. (or equivalent) training into an independent academic research position, thereby omitting the traditional post-doctoral training period from their career path.

At the time of appointment to the grantee institution, the Early Independence PI must have received a Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.C., D.D.S., DVM, O.D., DPM, Sc.D., Eng.D., Dr. P.H., DNSc, N.D., Pharm.D., DSW, Psy.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution (it is the responsibility of the sponsoring institution to determine if a foreign doctoral degree is equivalent). Certification by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution that all degree requirements have been met is also acceptable.

NINDS Diversity Research Education Grants in Neuroscience (R25)
Vanderbilt is limited to one application submission.
Vanderbilt pre-proposal internal deadline: Dec. 3.
Letter of intent: Not required, encouraged by Dec. 24.
Application submission due date: Jan. 25, 2011.
Link to FOA:

NINDS invites applications for Diversity Research Education grants whose goals are to support the development and/or implementation of programs to: (1) increase the number of Ph.D.-level research scientists from diverse backgrounds including graduate, post-doctoral and/or junior-faculty career levels; and (2) advance the careers of the participants to the next step in their education.

Funding support for the R25 Diversity Research Education Programs should lead to increased recruitment, mentoring, education and retention of researchers from diverse backgrounds in the neuroscience scientific workforce. Such programs may include, but are not limited to, the following target areas: participants from diverse backgrounds, mentors and institutional officials, health disparities, small business entry. The proposed research education program must be distinct from those research training and research education programs currently receiving federal support.