RELEASE DATE:  June 17, 2003

NOTICE:  NOT-RR-03-008 (See NOT-RR-07-002 for amendment)

National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)

The National Center for Research Resources announces a limited 
competition for competitive new applications to develop networks of 
biomedical research excellence in IDeA states.  The competition is 
restricted to only those institutions that currently hold a Biomedical 
Research Infrastructure Networks award, RFA-RR-01-005 (see The 
purpose of this new Request for Application (RFA) is to augment and 
strengthen the state's biomedical research capacity via support to 
expand and develop biomedical faculty research capability and enhance 
research infrastructure through support of a multi-disciplinary, 
thematic scientific focus network to allow them to more fully compete 
for research support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  

The objectives of this RFA are to: 1) establish a multi-disciplinary 
research network with a broad thematic scientific focus that will build 
and strengthen the lead and partner institutions' biomedical research 
infrastructure; 2) build and increase the research base and capacity by 
providing research support to faculty, postdoctoral fellows and 
graduate students at the undergraduate institutions; 3) provide 
research opportunities for undergraduate students and serve as a 
"pipeline" for undergraduate students to continue in health research 
careers; 4) provide outreach activities to students at undergraduate 
institutions, community colleges and tribal colleges in the state; and 
5) enhance science and technology knowledge of the state's workforce.

Support is contingent on availability of funds and eligibility is 
restricted to currently funded BRIN Institutions only.  The deadline 
for receipt of applications is October 14, 2003.

NCRR staff will contact all eligible applicants directly regarding 
application procedures, details and format.  Inquiries regarding 
programmatic issues should be directed to:

Krishan K. Arora, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health
National Center for Research Resources
Division of Research Infrastructure
6701 Democracy Boulevard, Room 938
Bethesda, MD  20892-4874
Telephone:  (301) 435-0760
FAX:  (301) 480-3770

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