Notice: The MARC Branch of the Minority Opportunities in Research Division Will Conduct a Technical Assistance Workshop on the New MARC U*STAR Program Announcement

Notice Number: NOT-GM-07-103

Key Dates
Release Dates:  February 23, 2007

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

The MORE Division will conduct a Technical Assistance Workshop for MARC Program Directors, potential Program Directors, and others who have an interest in and intend to apply for the MARC U*STAR program.  The purpose of the workshop is to inform applicants of changes to the existing MARC program and to offer guidance about the new program.  The workshop is scheduled for Monday, April 2, 2007 from 9:00am-2:00pm in the Natcher Building (Bldg. 45), Balcony B on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.  It is anticipated that the Program Announcement for the new MARC U*STAR program will be published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts 60 days before the next MARC submission date, May 25, 2007.  Attendees are strongly encouraged to review the new MARC program announcement before attending the Technical Assistance Workshop and bring in for discussion a set of specific aims and an outline of the proposed MARC program based on the new program announcement.

In order to participate in the workshop, teams of two individuals from each invited institution are required.  These teams should consist of the potential MARC Program Director and an institutional official at the level of Dean or higher.  Arrangements for travel and subsistence are the responsibility of attendees.  Funds from active NIH grants, including MARC, cannot be used to defray the cost of travel and subsistence.


Specific questions about this notice may be directed to:

Adolphus Toliver, Ph.D.                                                                        Shawn Drew, Ph.D.
Chief, MARC Branch                                                                             MARC Program Director
National Institute of General Medical Sciences                              National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Natcher Building, Rm. 2AS.37                                                            Natcher Building, Rm. 2AS.37
45 Center Drive, MSC 6200                                                                45 Center Drive, MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD  20892-6200                                                                Bethesda, MD 20892-6200
(301) 594-3900                                                                                     (301) 594-3900                                                              


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