Notice of Clarification of Institutional Eligibility for PAR-19-037 "Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32)"

Notice Number: NOT-GM-19-007

Key Dates
Release Date: December 20, 2018

Related Announcements
PAR-19-037

Issued by
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to revise language regarding institutional eligibility in PAR-19-037 " Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32)" to clarify that institutions may only be awarded one IMSD award at a time, regardless of activity code.

The following is detailed information about the modifications to the FOA.

Part 2. Full Text of Announcement

Section III. Eligibility Information

1. Eligible Applicants

Eligible Organizations

Current Language

Institutional eligibility for this FOA is limited to research-intensive institutions as defined above. To prevent the duplication of NIGMS diversity enhancing programs, each institution is eligible for one undergraduate program (either  MARC or  U-RISE) and one graduate program (either  IMSD or  G-RISE). Institutions with NIGMS MARC, U-RISE, IMSD, or G-RISE funding are eligible for the Bridges to the Baccalaureate and/or Bridges to the Doctorate programs.

Revised Language: The language regarding institutional eligibility is revised to clarify the eligibility of institutions that currently hold IMSD R25 awards.  

Institutional eligibility for this FOA is limited to research-intensive institutions as defined above. To prevent the duplication of NIGMS diversity enhancing programs, each institution is eligible for one undergraduate program (either  MARC or  U-RISE) and/or  one graduate program (either  IMSD or  G-RISE). Institutions are eligible to hold only one IMSD award at a time regardless of the activity code (R25 or T32). Therefore, institutions with currently funded IMSD R25 awards for support of graduate students are eligible to apply for this FOA (IMSD T32) only at the end of the current IMSD R25 funding period. Institutions with NIGMS MARC, U-RISE, IMSD, or G-RISE funding are eligible for the Bridges to the Baccalaureate and/or Bridges to the Doctorate programs.

All other aspects of this FOA remain the same.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Sailaja Koduri, Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences 
Telephone: 301-594-3900 
Email: Sailaja.Koduri@nih.gov

Veerasamy Ravichandran, Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences 
Telephone: 301-451-9822 
Email:  veerasamy.ravichandra@nih.gov