Request for Information (RFI): Soliciting Input for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Strategic Planning Process

Notice Number: NOT-GM-14-129

Key Dates
Release Date:  September 8, 2014
Response Date: September 26, 2014  

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National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)


This is a time-sensitive Request for Information (RFI) directed at obtaining input to assist the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) in its strategic planning process.


The mission of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is to support basic research that increases understanding of biological processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. NIGMS-funded scientists investigate how living systems work at a range of levels, from molecules and cells to tissues, whole organisms and populations. The Institute also supports research in certain clinical areas, primarily those that affect multiple organ systems. To assure the vitality and continued productivity of the research enterprise, NIGMS provides leadership in training the next generation of scientists, in enhancing the diversity of the scientific workforce, and in developing research capacities throughout the country.

Information Requested

NIGMS has embarked on a strategic planning process to guide its decision making for the next 5 years. As a first step, Institute staff developed a draft statement of broad goals and objectives. As the Institute works on developing specific strategies and finalizing the plan, it would like comments and suggestions from scientists, scientific organizations and other interested parties.

Submitting a Response

To respond to this RFI, please go to All responses must be submitted by September 26, 2014.

This RFI is for planning purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation for applications or an obligation on the part of the government. The government will not pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for the government’s use of that information.

The NIH will use the information submitted in response to this RFI at its discretion and will not provide comments to any responder's submission. However, responses to the RFI may be reflected in future funding opportunity announcements. The information provided will be analyzed and may appear in reports. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s).


Please direct all inquiries to:

Susan R. Haynes, Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Telephone: 301-594-0943  
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