Notice Number: NOT-MD-06-004
Release Date: June 8, 2006
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), (http://www.ncmhd.nih.gov/)
The purpose of this notice is to announce the intention to issue a Request for Applications (RFA) in July 2006 for establishing exploratory NCMHD research centers of excellence. This RFA will provide support for establishing new NCMHD research centers and for continuing previously or currently funded NCMHD Project EXPORT centers, but with a greater focus on research for improving minority health and eliminating health disparities. This RFA will be an open competition and eligible institutions – with or without prior NCMHD funding – are invited to consider applying to this pending RFA. NCMHD EXPORT Centers (R24s, and P20s) may want to consider responding to this pending RFA.
This RFA will support efforts contributing to the NCMHD goals of improving minority health and eliminating health disparities. This solicitation is not intended to fund infrastructure building but seeks to establish new programs focused primarily on research and to strengthen current NCMHD investments in research on improving minority health and eliminating health disparities. This Notice is to encourage investigators who believe that they have sufficient individual expertise and broad institutional support and resources for establishing an exploratory NCMHD research center of excellence to consider applying to this RFA when published in the NIH Guide. While institutional partnerships are not required, they are encouraged. It is anticipated, budget pending, that 13 or more awards will be made at a direct cost of $950,000 each. Eligibility criteria will be similar to that provided in previously released RFAs, MD 02-002 and MD 03-002.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING SOLICITED AT THIS TIME.
Interested parties may contact:
Derrick C. Tabor, Ph.D., Program Director,
Office of the Director
National Center on Minority Health
and Health Disparities
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20892-5465
Phone: (301) 402-1366; (301) 594-8950
Fax: (301) 480-4049
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