Change in Budgetary Guidelines for Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Awards (PAR-06-553)

Notice Number: NOT-GM-07-110

Key Dates
Release Date: June 27, 2007

Issued by
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) (

Effective with February 21, 2008 application submission/receipt date, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences is eliminating any annual limitations to the amounts  that can be requested in the Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) applications. Applicants are strongly advised to review the IMSD program announcement (, and frequently asked questions before applying for an IMSD award. The requested costs must be reasonable, well documented, and fully justified and commensurate with the scope of the proposed program. The applicants should also note the NIH policy ( on $500,000 or more in direct costs for any year, and must carry out the following steps:

1) Contact the IC program staff at least 6 weeks before submitting the application, i.e., as you are developing plans for the study;

2) Obtain agreement from the IC staff that the IC will accept your application for consideration for award; and,

3) Include a cover letter with the application that identifies the staff member and IC who agreed to accept assignment of the application.


Specific questions about this notice may be directed to:

Shiva P. Singh, Ph.D.
MBRS Program Director
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Natcher Building, Rm. 2AS.37
45 Center Drive, MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD  20892-6200
(301) 594-3900

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