To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological, Physical and Social Sciences
From: Dave Schuster, Graduate School
Date: January 13, 2014
Subject: Coordination and Evaluation Center for Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce Program (CEC) (U54) (RFA-RM-13-015)
Notification of intent to submit is due on Friday, January 24, 2014.
*Please note this FOA (RFA-RM-13-015) has two companion funding opportunities: RFA-RM-13-016 and RFA-RM-13-017. All are limited submissions.
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (RFA-RM-13-015) is to encourage institutions with expertise in data coordination and evaluation of research training, career development, and mentoring programs to submit applications for the establishment and operation of the Coordination and Evaluation Center (CEC) for the NIH Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce Program. This program will consist of three integrated initiatives: the Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) initiative, the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and the CEC. Awardees funded through these initiatives will work together as a consortium which will be coordinated by the CEC. The CEC will facilitate the establishment of program-wide goals and agreed upon hallmarks of successful biomedical researchers at multiple career stages. The CEC will develop appropriate instruments and processes to assess the impact of BUILD and NRMN activities on attainment of these hallmarks by program participants. It will coordinate the collection of data from BUILD and NRMN awardees and other sources, assess the data in an ongoing way, provide feedback to the consortium and facilitate an iterative process of program adjustment to maximize the research benefit of BUILD and NRMN activities.
The NIH Common Fund intends to commit $1.75 Million in FY 2014. A single award is anticipated contingent upon the availability of funds. Application budgets may not exceed $1.75 Million in total costs annually. The project period is 5 years.
UW-Madison may submit one proposal.
Internal Competition Application Instructions:
Notice of intent: Send an email message to email@example.com with "NIH-CEC" 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Dave Schuster, 263-7274.