Participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) of the National Institutes of Health under the Roadmap initiative invite applications for specialized Centers in the area of biomedical computing. The U54 cooperative agreement mechanism will be used to create the NIH National Centers for Biomedical Computing (NCBC). These Centers, in conjunction with individual investigator awards, will create a networked national effort to build the computational infrastructure for biomedical computing in the nation, the National Program of Excellence in Biomedical Computing (NPEBC). The NIH NCBC will be devoted to all facets of biomedical computing, from basic research in computational science to providing the tools and resources that biomedical and behavioral researchers need to do their work. In addition to carrying out fundamental research, it is expected that the NIH NCBC will play a major role in educating and training researchers to engage in biomedical computing. !
In this second competition for the NCBC, the NIH intends to commit $12-14 million dollars in FY 2005 to fund three new Centers. Eligible organizations include domestic public or private institutions, units of State and local governments, and eligible agencies of the Federal government. For-profit organizations are not eligible to apply for a Center, but partnerships are welcome. Foreign institutions are not eligible to apply for a Center, but foreign institutions can participate as subcontractors in any of the Cores. There is no limit on the number of applications from an institution or individual. Any individual with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research is invited to work with their institution to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH programs. The Principal Investigator of each Center mu!
st devote at least 25% of his/her effort. There will be a Technical A
ssistance Workshop on October 28, 2004.
Who can apply:
City Or Township Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Independent School Districts
Native American Organization
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
Biomedical Research and Research Training
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