Limited Submission opportunity for an NIH planning grant due March 25th 5 PM

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PI Update from ORSP
Limited Submission opportunity for an NIH planning grant due March 25th 5 PM March 13, 2013
Dear Faculty,

The NIH (National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities NIMHD is the lead) has released a funding opportunity for building infrastructure at institutions such as ours that have been awarded below a threshold of NIH research grants in the past 3 years.

SF State is eligible for this one-time one-year planning grant opportunity - the BUILD Initiative; see Only one application is allowed per institution, therefore ORSP's Limited Submission policy will be followed


Key dates:

Submit Research Strategy document to ORSP: March 25th by 5:00 PM. This is a 3-page document outlining the Research Strategy elements described on page 9 of the RFA. Email to

ORSP will inform the successful PI applicant by March 29.

A letter of intent is due to the NIH on April 10.

The P20 grant application due to NIH on May 10.

A key sentence from this Funding Opportunity from the NIH is as follows:

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage institutions with expertise and innovative strategies for developing research and mentoring opportunities for undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research to submit applications for 6 month planning grants for the NIH Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) initiative.

The proposal to ORSP must be within NIH-fundable topics (biomedical and behavioral/social sciences relating to health).

Note that the one-year budget cap is $150,000 direct costs (indirect costs are added on). Later, we expect that the NIMHD will offer funding for follow-ons to the BUILD planning grantees.

Please note that the NIH encourages partnerships with other institutions. This should be part of your description.

All other details are in the RFA.

Questions to:

Jaylan Turkkan
AVP Research

Thank you

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