EGRP News Flash - August 27, 2010

NIH Announces 2011 NIH Director's Transformative Research Projects Program

Through the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Common Fund, NIH invites Transformative Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, high risk, original, and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms or challenge existing ones. Projects must clearly demonstrate potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research.

The NIH Common Fund will commit $25 million in Fiscal Year 2011 for this program. The number of awards will depend on the size and scope of the most meritorious applications; however, up to one-third of the budget for this Request for Applications (RFA) will be reserved for projects exceeding $1 million in direct costs.

The receipt date for letters of intent is September 27, 2010. Applications are due October 27, 2010.

Contact: Kristin M. Abraham, Ph.D., Office of Strategic Coordination, Office of the Director, NIH.

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