Limited Submission: NIH MBRS SCORE PROGRAM (SC1, SC2 and SC3)

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Limited Submission: NIH MBRS SCORE PROGRAM (SC1, SC2 and SC3) September 28, 2018

SF State Limited Submission Guidelines

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Source: Federal

Title of Funding Opportunity: NIH MBRS SCORE PROGRAM: Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Advancement Awards (SC1), Pilot Project Awards (SC2), or Continuance Awards (SC3)

Link to program announcement


To AVP, ORSP & Associate Dean of COSE  for review and approval: October 22, 2018, 9:00 AM

AVP, ORSP & Associate Dean of COSE  decision: October 29, 2018

If accepted, ORSP 7-business day deadline for internal approvals:  January  16, 2019

Full Proposal: January 25, 2019


Required materials for ORSP submission:

  1. Pre-Proposal REQUIREMENTS:
    SCORE Document
  2. Summary no longer than three pages in length
  3. All on- and off-campus collaborations
  4. Publications or other indicators of productivity in the past 3 years relevant to this FOA

Program officer contact information
(it is highly recommended that you contact this person early in the process)


Synopsis of offering:

The SCORE program is a developmental program designed to increase the research competitiveness of faculty and the research base at institutions with an explicitly stated historical mission and/or a demonstrated historical track record of training and graduating students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research.

There are three award mechanisms:

  • SC3 – Research Continuance Award is for those investigators who have been engaged in scholarly research and published, and who seek to continue to conduct competitive research of limited scope to increase their publication records and eventually transition to non-SCORE support

Since San Francisco State University can submit only a limited number of proposals, we have a pre-proposal procedure in place to decide which proposals can go forward. If you like to submit a proposal to any of the MBRS SCORE mechanisms – SC1, SC2, or SC3 – for the January 25, 2019 deadline, you must submit a pre-proposal to both Michael Scott ( and Uschi Simonis ( the latest by 9 am on October 22nd, 2018 for evaluation by the SCORE Executive Committee. Please refer to the attachment for additional information on the requirements for the pre-proposal. There are slots available for the upcoming submission deadline.
Please contact Uschi Simonis if you have any question regarding the MBRS SCORE pre-proposals or this funding mechanism (, 415-338-1656, TH 111A).

Eligibility as stated by sponsor

Keywords: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, STEM


Questions about this limited submission opportunity

For CoSE PIs: Uschi Simonis, Assistant Dean for Research (CoSE),
All other units:  Michael Scott, AVP for Research, ORSP,


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