PRE-APPLICATION WORKSHOP FOR POTENTIAL APPLICANTS TO RFA-HD-00-019, COOPERATIVE 
REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCE RESEARCH CENTERS AT MINORITY INSTITUTIONS

Release Date:  January 25, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-HD-01-005

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
 (http://www.nichd.nih.gov)

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) will 
convene an information/technical assistance pre-application workshop for 
investigators planning to submit applications in response to RFA HD-00-019, 
“Cooperative Reproductive Science Research Centers at Minority Institutions.”  
The purpose of this meeting is to provide prospective applicants with an 
opportunity to receive answers to their questions about the intent and 
requirements of the RFA.  NICHD staff will be available to discuss all 
aspects of the proposed new program, including:  the cooperative agreement 
mechanism; the roles of the Steering Committee and Advisory Board; the 
expected interactions among funded centers; the benefits of collaborative 
partnerships; the role of NICHD program staff; development of the 
application; the review process; grants management; and other appropriate 
questions.  

The complete text of the RFA, “Cooperative Reproductive Science Research 
Centers at Minority Institutions” is available at 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-00-019.html. 

Potential applicants to the RFA are not required to attend this workshop.  A 
list of the questions asked during the workshop and a written summary of the 
responses from NICHD staff will be posted following the meeting at 
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/RFA/HD-00-019/HD-00-019.htm. 

This meeting is open to the public.  Potential applicants are encouraged to 
submit questions.  To facilitate planning, we request that you register to 
attend the meeting by January 31, 2001.  Please contact Dr. Estella Parrott 
at the address listed under INQUIRIES, below.

WORKSHOP ARRANGEMENTS

Date:     Monday, February 5, 2001
Time:     8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place:    Holiday Inn Bethesda, Montgomery Room
Address:  8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

INQUIRIES

For further information, to submit questions, and to register, please 
contact:

Estella Parrott, M.D., M.P.H.
Center for Population Research
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 8B01, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD  20892-7510
Telephone:  (301) 496-6515
FAX:  (301) 496-0962
E-mail:  ep61h@nih.gov


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