To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological, Physical and Social Sciences
From: Dave Schuster, Graduate School
Date: January 13, 2014
Subject: Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) (U54) (RFA-RM-13-016)
Notification of intent to submit is due on Friday, January 24, 2014.
*Please note this FOA (RFA-RM-13-016) has two companion funding opportunities: RFA-RM-13-015 and RFA-RM-13-017. All are limited submissions.
The NIH encourages institutions that seek to engage undergraduate students in innovative mentored research training programs to submit applications for cooperative agreement awards through the NIH Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) initiative (RFA-RM-13-016), one of three new Common Fund initiatives that together aim to enhance diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences research workforce. Addressing a major leakage point in the research workforce pipeline, BUILD awards are intended to support the design and implementation of innovative programs, strategies and approaches to transform undergraduate research training and mentorship. BUILD awards will also support institutional and faculty development to further strengthen undergraduate research training environments.
NIH intends to commit $30 million to fund approximately ten awards, contingent on the number of meritorious applications received and availability of funds. Applications may request up to $3.0 million (total costs) in the first year. Applications may propose budget increases in year 2 through year 4 to support additional BUILD students, not to exceed $5.3 million (total costs) in any one year. Because the nature and scope of the proposed projects may vary among institutions, it is anticipated that the size of each award will also vary. The project period may not exceed 5 years.
UW-Madison may submit one proposal.
Internal Competition Application Instructions:
Notice of intent: Send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with "NIH-BUILD" in the subject line by Friday, January 24, 2014 to inform us of your intention to submit a proposal. Please include the following in your email message:
PIs will be notified if an internal competition is needed.
For the project selected, the proposal must be submitted using Grants.gov. Information about campus procedures for Grants.gov is posted on the RSP Web site. The full proposal is due on April 2, 2014.
If you have any questions about this procedure, please email email@example.com or contact Dave Schuster, 263-7274.