NIH Challenge Grant details announced

The grants are awarded for two years, with $500,000 in funding per year. The deadline is April 27.

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, NIH has designated at least $200 million in FYs 2009 - 2010 for a new initiative called the NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research, to fund 200 or more grants, contingent upon the submission of a sufficient number of scientifically meritorious applications.

This new program will support research on Challenge Topics which address specific scientific and health research challenges in biomedical and behavioral research that will benefit from significant 2-year jumpstart funds. Challenge Areas, defined by the NIH, focus on 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. The research in these areas should have a high impact in biomedical or behavioral science and/or public health.

For more information about the NIH Challenge Grants and the specific challenge areas go to:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/challenge_award/

To apply for the grant visit:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-09-003.html

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