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The NIGMS Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE) Program (www.nigms.nih.gov/Minority/) has some excellent annual grant opportunities with Fall 2007 submission deadlines. They are generous multi-year awards that provide flexibility for proposing innovative programs to increase the number of minority Ph.D.ís conducting biomedical research. If you have questions about the programs, contact the program officers. They are highly committed and will assist you.

Our extensive experience and good track record of securing MORE grants means we can work for you to develop and submit compelling, fundable grant applications.

Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD)
www.nigms.nih.gov/Research/Mechanisms/MBRSAwards.htm#IMSD

Submission Deadline: February 21, 2008

The IMSD multi-year grants (R25) are institutional awards (one per institution) for ALL UNIVERSITIES to support underrepresented minorities to earn baccalaureate and/or doctoral degrees in biomedical/behavioral sciences. This is an opportunity for majority institutions to increase diversity in science research.

Eligible institutions include any U.S. public, state, or private institutions of higher education with a strong population of potential research mentors with NIH or other extramural research support.

Contact: Hinda Zlotnik, Ph.D., MBRS Grant Chief, 301.594.3900, Zlotnikh@mail.nih.gov

Ancillary Training Activities Grant (ATAG)
www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/Mechanisms/MARC/MARCAncillaryTraining.htm

Submission Deadline: September 6, 2007

ATAG multi-year grants (T36) support meetings, conferences, technical workshops, and other training activities that support the MARC Programís mission to increase minorities in biomedical research.

U.S. institutions, including scientific and professional societies, can submit applications.

Contact: Hinda Zlotnik, Ph.D., MBRS Grant Chief, 301.594.3900, Zlotnikh@mail.nih.gov

Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)
www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/Mechanisms/MARC/PREPAwards.htm

Submission Deadline: Fall 2007

PREP grants (R25) are institutional awards (one per institution) to support minorities with baccalaureate degrees (up to 36 months post-degree) for up to two years in programs to strengthen academic and research competitiveness, so they can achieve graduate degrees in biomedical/behavioral sciences and pique interest in health problems that affect minorities and those medically underserved.

Eligible institutions include U.S. public/state/private Ph.D.-granting universities with a strong population of potential research mentors with NIH or other extramural research support.

Contact: Adolphus Toliver, Ph.D., MARC Branch Chief, 301.594.3900, tolivera@nigms.nih.gov

Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) Program
http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/Mechanisms/CareerDev/PartInstIRACDA.htm

Submission Deadline: September 22, 2007

The IRACDA (K12) postdoc program has two goals: 1) explore new methods for training postdocs, and 2) collaborate with minority serving universities/colleges to increase minority Ph.D.ís in biomedical/behavioral sciences.

Eligible universities must have outstanding research programs with a large pool of potential post-doc research mentors with NIH funding. Funded programs will be those with committed collaborations between the research and minority-serving institutions that will advance minorities toward Ph.D.ís.

Contact: Clifton Poodry, Director MORE Division, 301.594.3900, PoodryC@nigms.nih.gov