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93.859 Biomedical Research and Research Training
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Section 301 and Title IV of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) supports basic research that increases understanding of biological processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. NIGMS-funded scientists investigate how living systems work at a range of levels, from molecules and cells to tissues, whole organisms and populations. The Institute also supports research in certain clinical areas, primarily those that affect multiple organ systems. To assure the vitality and continued productivity of the research enterprise, NIGMS provides leadership in training the next generation of scientists, in enhancing the diversity of the scientific workforce, and in developing research capacities throughout the country.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
The research project grant is awarded to an eligible institution on behalf of a principal investigator to support a discrete project or group of related projects representing the investigator's area of interest and competence. Funds are used for reasonable costs of the research activity, as well as for salaries, equipment, supplies, travel, and other related expenses. National Research Service Awards are made directly to individuals for postdoctoral research training. In addition, grants are made to institutions to enable them to make National Research Service Awards to individuals selected by them for predoctoral and postdoctoral training. Responsibilities of grantees and restrictions on use of funds are set forth in the Public Health Service policy statement on grants for research projects, which is available on request from the Division of Extramural Outreach and Information Resources, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892. SBIR Phase I grants (of approximately 6 months' duration) are to establish the scientific and technical merit and feasibility of a proposed research effort that may lead to a commercial product or process. Phase II grants are for the continuation of research initiated in Phase I that is likely to result in commercial products or processes. Only Phase I awardees are eligible to receive Phase II support. STTR Phase I grants (normally of 1 year's duration) are to determine the scientific, technical, and commercial merit and feasibility of proposed cooperative effort that has potential for commercial application. Phase II funding is based on the results of research initiated in Phase I.
Applicant Eligibility: NIGMS trainees must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals or permanent residents.
Beneficiary Eligibility: Any nonprofit or for-profit organization, company or institution engaged in biomedical research.
Pre-application Coordination: Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Annual progress and selected financial status reports for continuing projects and final reports on all projects upon conclusion are required. Recipients of National Research Service Awards are required to file termination reports to ascertain compliance with the service and payback provisions.
Account Identification: 75-0897-0-1-552.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
42 CFR 52; 45 CFR 66; 45 CFR 74; 45 CFR 92; NIH Extramural Programs brochure; miscellaneous program literature from Headquarters Office. Grants will be available under the authority of and administered in accordance with the PHS Grants Policy Statement and Federal regulations at 42 CFR 52 and 42 USC 241; Omnibus Solicitation of the Public Health Service for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant and Cooperative Agreement Applications. Omnibus Solicitation of the National Institutes of Health for Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant Applications.
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
For an overview of NIGMS grant application and review, including funding policy, see https://www.nigms.nih.gov/research/application/pages/grantapprev.aspx. For more information about NIGMS, visit https://www.nigms.nih.gov.