RELEASE DATE:  June 7, 2004

NOTICE: NOT-RR-04-008 (See also NOT-RR-05-007)

National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)


The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) announces a limited 
competition for competing continuation applications from Centers of 
Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). COBRE awards are supported through 
the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program, which aims to foster 
health-related research and increase the competitiveness of investigators at 
institutions located in states with historically low aggregate success rates 
for grant awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The objective 
of the COBRE program is to strengthen an institution's biomedical research 
infrastructure through the establishment of a thematic multi-disciplinary 
center and to enhance the ability of investigators to compete for independent 
investigator-initiated complementary NIH research grant or other external 
peer-reviewed support.

This competition is restricted to institutions awarded a COBRE grant in 
response to the Request for Applications (RFA) RR-00-003, 
Information on the funded centers can be found at The purpose 
of the original awards was to augment and strengthen institutional biomedical 
research capacity through the development of thematic multi-disciplinary 
centers, led by peer-reviewed, funded investigators with expertise central to 
the research theme of the proposals. This competition will allow COBRE award 
recipients to continue the establishment of the resources and infrastructure 
necessary to maintain these centers. The deadline for receipt of applications 
is November 23, 2004. Support is contingent on availability of funds. 

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

Dr. Lawrence N. Yager
Division of Research Infrastructure
National Center for Research Resources
National Institutes of Health
6701 Democracy Boulevard, Room 930
Bethesda, MD  20892-4874
Telephone: (301) 435-0760
FAX: (301) 480-3770

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