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NIH Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) (U54) - Clinical Trials Optional RFA-MD-20-006

The purpose of the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program is to expand the national capacity for research in the health sciences by providing cooperative agreement support to institutions that offer doctorate degrees in the health professions or in a health-related science and have a historical and current commitment to educating underrepresented students, and for institutions that deliver health care, and provide clinical services to medically underserved communities. The primary goals of the RCMI specialized centers are to: (1) enhance institutional research capacity to conduct world-class basic biomedical, behavioral, and/or clinical research; (2) enable all levels of investigators to become more successful in obtaining competitive extramural support, especially from NIH, particularly for research on diseases and conditions that disproportionately impact minority and health disparity populations; (3) foster environments conducive to career development and enhancement for post-doctoral fellows, junior faculty, and other early stage investigators; (4) enhance the tools for, conduct of, and dissemination of research generally and specifically for advancing minority health and preventing and eliminating health disparities; and (5) establish sustainable relationships with community-based organizations that will partner with the RCMI Institution.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
UNLV is limited to ONE application.
OSP Required Notice of Intent: 02/19/2020 12:00 pm
Submit NOI via the Limited Submission Portal
No late submissions will be considered. Information needed: PI information, project title, one pg abstract and three potential internal reviewer names.

Sponsor Application Due: 04/14/2020

Please note, due to the fast-approaching sponsor deadline and complexity of the proposal required, we are modifying the timeline for this limited submission opportunity from the standard (NOI - 2 weeks; Pre-proposal - 2 weeks; Internal Review - 2 weeks) limited submission policy. We recognize the extra burden this shortened timeline puts on the PI, but hope you are still able to apply.

CFDA #: 93.307

Award Amount : Applicants must focus on basic biomedical, behavioral, and/or clinical research areas. Budgets are limited to $3,000,000 or less in direct costs per year. While applications which include focus on all three research areas may request the full amount, it is anticipated that applications with focus on two research areas will request up to $2,250,000 in direct costs and those with focus on one research area will request up to $1,500,000. This FOA will also provide up to $500,000 in direct costs for A&R in addition to the overall direct cost cap, only in year one of the award period, as a one-time cost expenditure for a Center.

Award Project Period : Up to five years.
Althea Sheets | Awards Manager | | 702-895-1880