Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is designed to support highly integrated research teams of three to six PD/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of NIGMS and are beyond the scope of an individual or a few investigators. Collaborative program teams are expected to accomplish goals that require considerable synergy and managed team interactions. Project goals should not be achievable with a collection of individual efforts or projects. Teams are encouraged to consider far-reaching objectives that will produce major advances in their fields.

Successful Collaborative Program Grant applications will bring together scientists to apply complementary approaches to work on an important and well-defined problem. Applications may address any area of science within the NIGMS mission, which is to support basic research that increases understanding of biological processes at a range of levels, from molecules and cells to tissues, whole organisms and populations. NIGMS also supports research in a limited number of clinical areas that affect multiple organ systems. Truly new interdisciplinary ideas for approaching significant biological problems are encouraged. Applications that bridge the research interests of more than one NIGMS division are also encouraged, but must remain within the scope of the NIGMS mission. Consultation with NIGMS staff prior to preparing an application is strongly encouraged.

Applications that are mainly focused on the creation, expansion, and/or maintenance of community resources, creation of new technologies or infrastructure development are not appropriate for this FOA.

Clinical trials are not allowed for this FOA.

Only one application per institution per review cycle is allowed.  To be considered as the University's nominee, visit the Competition Space site, accessible via the Pitt Passport portal, to apply.  Applications that are submitted through the site are reviewed by the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research. In cases where there are more applications received through the site than stipulated by the sponsor, an ad hoc committee is convened to make selection recommendations. Questions regarding these funding opportunities or the internal competition process should be directed to Ryan Champagne: rkc12@pitt.edu or 412.624.7410

Internal Due Date

Monday, November 13, 2017

Application Due Date

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Link to External Announcement

https://upitt.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1764487