Notice of Joint SBE/NIGMS Initiative to Support a Science of Science Policy Approach to Analyzing and Innovating the Biomedical Research Enterprise (SCISIPBIO)

Notice Number: NOT-GM-19-011

Key Dates
Release Date : February 07, 2019

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Issued by
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)


The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and the Social, Behavioral, and Economic (SBE) Directorate within the National Science Foundation (NSF) plan to support research to provide scientific analysis of important aspects of the biomedical research enterprise and efforts to foster a diverse, innovative, productive and efficient scientific workforce from which future scientific leaders will emerge.

Both agencies believe that there are opportunities and needs in building and supporting research projects with a focus on the scientific research enterprise. This program is designed to encourage new collaborations, as well as to support existing ones.

NIGMS and SBE anticipate making 4 to 8 awards totaling up to $2 million per year. It is expected that each award will be between $100,000 to $250,000 (total costs) per year for a duration of up to four years. Applications should be submitted to NSF (Program solicitation NSF 19-547) by May 8, 2019. Specific information concerning the application and review process is available at


Please direct all inquiries to:

Kenneth Gibbs, Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)