Native American Research Centers for Health

Notice Number: NOT-GM-09-015

Key Dates
Release Date: March 25, 2009  
Application Submission Date: May 14, 2009

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

The Indian Health Service (IHS), with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health, re-announce an initiative to support the Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) grant.  This funding mechanism will develop opportunities for conducting research and research training to meet the needs of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.

The NARCH initiative will support partnerships between AI/AN Tribes or Tribally-based organizations such as the National Indian Health Board and Area Health Boards, and institutions that conduct intensive academic-level biomedical, behavioral and health services research. 
These partnerships are called Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH).  The purposes of the NARCH initiative are: 1. to develop a cadre of AI/AN scientists and health professionals engaged in biomedical, clinical, behavioral and health services research who will be competitive in securing NIH and AHRQ funding; 2. to increase the capacity of both research-intensive institutions and AI/AN organizations to work in partnership to reduce distrust by AI/AN communities and people toward research; and 3. to encourage competitive research linked to the health priorities of the AI/AN organizations and to reducing health disparities.  The application submission date is May 14, 2009.  More complete information on this initiative including the full announcement and supplementary instructions can be found at

This announcement clarifies application procedures that were misstated in earlier announcements.  Applications should indicate that the submission is in response to RFA GM-10-008. Applicants must send an original and five  single-sided photocopied and signed applications, including the Checklist, and supporting documentation to: Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 1040--MSC 7710, Bethesda, MD 20892-7710, Bethesda, MD 20817 (for express or courier service). Phone: (301) 435-0715.  All paper PHS 398 applications submitted must provide appendix material on CDs only. Include five identical CDs in the same package with the application.  See  Personal deliveries of applications are no longer permitted (see


Written and telephone inquiries are strongly encouraged

Clifton Poodry, Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
45 Center Drive, Room 2AS.37, MSC6200
Bethesda, MD 2892-6200
Telephone: 301-594-3900
FAX: 301-480-2228

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