Announcement of the NIGMS "Stories of Basic Science to Medical Advances" Challenge

Notice Number: NOT-GM-14-124

Key Dates
Release Date: July 24, 2014

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National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)


The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) announces a challenge titled "Stories of Basic Science to Medical Advances." This Challenge aims to track medical advances stemming from NIGMS-supported basic science.

NIH seeks the public's help in capturing NIGMS' progress toward its strategic goal to "advance awareness and understanding of the basic biomedical research enterprise, including its value, requirements, and potential impact." The goal of the Challenge is to identify past advances that are serving (or have served) to improve human health and well-being but not ongoing studies that may, in the future, have a major impact. NIGMS will use these examples to help inform the historical context of scientific breakthroughs and NIGMS' role in supporting them. These examples will augment the institute's ongoing efforts to link advances in human health and well-being to taxpayer-supported basic research and to stimulate further innovation by explaining the value and the impact of basic research on human health.

For more information about eligibility, registration and submission requirements, visit the NIGMS Challenge web site.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Darren Sledjeski, Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Telephone: 301-594-0943