Pre-application Workshop for Potential Applicants to RFA-HD-06-017: Cooperative Reproductive Science Research Centers at Minority Institutions

Notice Number: NOT-HD-07-002

Key Dates
Release Date: October 26, 2006

Issued by
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (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-06-017, “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.  The complete text of the RFA is available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-06-017.html.  

Objectives
NICHD staff will be available to discuss all aspects of the proposed 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 relevant questions. 

Potential applicants to the RFA are not required to attend this workshop.  A list of the questions and a written summary of the responses from NICHD staff will be posted at http://www.nichd.nih.gov/RFA/HD-06-017/SupplementaryInformation.htm following the meeting.

Workshop Information
Date:                Friday, November 17, 2006
Time:                8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Place:               National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH
Address:           6100 Executive Boulevard, 5th Floor Conference Room, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Registration
This meeting is open to the public.  There is no fee.  To register, please contact parrotte@mail.nih.gov.

Inquiry

For further information, 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:  parrotte@mail.nih.gov


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