The goal of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program is to develop a diverse pool of scientists earning a Ph.D., who have the skills to successfully transition into careers in the biomedical research workforce.
Limited Submissions Internal Call for Proposals: NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32)
UNC Internal deadline: 11:59PM, Monday, November 2, 2020
NIH Full Proposal Deadline: January 28, 2021
Number of Applications per Institution: 1
Program Description: The goal of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program is to develop a diverse pool of scientists earning a Ph.D., who have the skills to successfully transition into careers in the biomedical research workforce. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-based approaches to biomedical training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the research enterprise. NIGMS expects that the proposed research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, mentoring and career development elements to prepare trainees for careers that will have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. This program is limited to applications from training programs at research-intensive institutions (i.e., those with a 3-year average of NIH Research Project Grant funding equal to or above $7.5 million total costs). Additionally, this funding opportunity is intended to enable the community to develop and implement evidence-based approaches to biomedical research training and mentoring to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce.
Submit the following (in ONE .pdf) to Limited_Submissions@unc.edu with the subject line: NIH IMSD by 11:59PM, Monday, November 2, 2020.
- PI/ Team members NIH-formatted biosketch
- Project Summary (four-page maximum)
- List of potential collaborators (internal and external to UNC)
- Names (along with title, department, and email) of three internal (to UNC) experts who could speak knowledgeably about the candidate’s research and who could potentially serve on an internal review panel.
- Please do not include the names of faculty named on the project, chairs, deans, directors, direct reports, or others who have a conflict of interest
- Please notify all potential internal reviewers before submitting the pre-proposal
packet to ORD
Full NIH solicitation: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-037.html#
- NIGMS does not accept applications for predoctoral T32 programs proposing only short-term research training (T35).
- NIGMS will not accept applications proposing combined predoctoral and postdoctoral training under this FOA.
- NIH strongly supports training towards a career in clinically relevant research; thus, gaining experience in clinical trials under the guidance of a mentor or co-mentor is encouraged.