Notice to Clarify Institutional Eligibility in PAR-13-069 "Support of Competitive Research (SCORE)  Research Advancement Award (SC1)"


Notice Number: NOT-GM-13-007


Key Dates

Release Date:  April 19, 2013

Related Announcements

PAR-13-069

Issued by

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Purpose

The purpose of the Notice is to clarify how institutional eligibility may be demonstrated in PAR 13-069 "Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Enhancement Award (SC1)".

Eligible institutions must: 1) award science degrees to undergraduate (B.S. or B.A.) and/or graduate students (M.S. or Ph.D.) and 2) have received less than $6 million dollars from NIH R01 support in each of the last 2 fiscal years.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) also indicates that eligible institutions are those with a historical mission of educating students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research as defined by the National Science Foundation (i.e., African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, U.S. Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities).

This Notice clarifies that a historical mission may be demonstrated by providing a mission statement or by showing the institution's commitment to the recruitment, retention, training, and graduation of students from underrepresented backgrounds in the biomedically-related sciences.

Mission Statement

Most institutions of higher learning have mission statements that usually identify the focus of the institution, and the student populations that it seeks to educate and serve. If an institution’s initial or historical mission statement explicitly states that it was founded to educate students from any of the populations that have been identified as underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research as defined by the National Science Foundation, the institution would meet the first prong of the SCORE FOA’s eligibility requirement.

Demonstrated Commitment

Institutions may also demonstrate eligibility by documenting the institution's record of recruiting, retaining, training, and graduating students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research as defined by the National Science Foundation (i.e., African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, U.S. Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities).  Such efforts must have the demonstrable outcome of increasing the institution's contribution to the national pool of graduates from underrepresented backgrounds who pursue biomedical or behavioral research careers.

All other aspects of the FOA remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Hinda Zlotnik, Ph.D.
NIGMS
45 Center Dr. Room 2As.37K
Telephone: 301-594-3900
Email: zlotnikh@nigms.nih.gov


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