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SOM Stimulus Information

NIH Grand Opportunities "GO" Resources

Due Date: Friday, May 29, 2009

$200 million is available to support projects that address large, specific biomedical and biobehavioral research endeavors that will benefit from significant 2-year funds without the expectation of continued NIH funding beyond 2 years. The research supported by the "GO" grants program should have high short-term impact, and may lay the foundation for new fields of investigation.

"GO" Grants will exceed $500,000 total costs per year for 2 years to support large-scale research projects that accelerate critical breakthroughs, early and applied research on cutting-edge technologies, and new approaches to improve the synergy and interactions among multi-and inter-disciplinary research teams. The initiative seeks novel approaches in areas that address specific knowledge gaps, scientific opportunities, new technologies, data generation, or research methods that would benefit from an influx of funds to quickly advance the area in significant ways.

PLEASE read the Institute and Center listing carefully before preparing an application. If in doubt, call your program officer for questions.

In anticipation of a large response to the "GO" grant solicitation, each potential applicant is strongly urged to submit a letter of intent. This will help the Institute staff advise applicants as to whether their ideas are aligned with the Institute priorities. The letter of intent should be sent to the specific contact person identified in the Institute website for the "GO" grants program.