Amendment to RFA-MH-05-007: Identifying Autism Susceptibility Genes

Notice Number: NOT-MH-05-007

Key Dates
Release Date: April 8, 2005

Issued by
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), (http://www.nimh.nih.gov)

On December 13, 2004, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a Request for Applications (RFA) entitled, “RFA-MH-05-007: Identifying Autism Susceptibility Genes” that is available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-05-007.html. The goal of this RFA is to solicit applications to identify specific genes and gene variants in localized chromosomal regions that confer susceptibility to autism.

This Notice is to inform the scientific community that the Medical Research Council (MRC) of the United Kingdom (UK) (http://www.mrc.ac.uk) has joined this activity as a participating organization. MRC intends to commit $200,000 per year up to 5 years (a total of $1 million). Funding after two years is contingent upon MRC review of progress. MRC will provide to NIH its co-funding share for UK-based components of projects funded by NIH received in response to this RFA that MRC elects to co-fund. Although the financial plans of MRC provides support for this program, awards pursuant to this funding opportunity are contingent upon the availability of MRC funds and the receipt of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Because the applications may be co-funded by MRC, all applicants should submit a brief letter to NIH indicating that the application and the summary statements for such applications can be shared with MRC. Letters of authorization should be prepared by the principal investigator and co-signed by the official signing for the applicant organization.

Inquiries

Scientific/Research Contact

Steven O. Moldin, Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7191, MSC 9643
Bethesda, MD 20892-9643
Telephone: (301) 443-2037
FAX: (301) 443-9890
Email: smoldin@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact

Leslie Boggs
Grants Management Branch
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 6115, MSC 9605
Bethesda, MD 20892-9643
Rockville, MD 20852 (for express/courier service)
Telephone: (301) 443-0433
FAX: (301) 443-0885
Email: boggsl@mail.nih.gov


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