Limited Submission: NIH MBRS SCORE PROGRAM (SC1, SC2 and SC3) 2019-2020

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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: November 18, 2019, 9 AM

AVP, ORSP & Associate Dean of COSE  decision: December 7, 2019

If accepted, ORSP 7-business day deadline for internal approvals:  January 14, 2020

Full Proposal: January 25, 2020


Required materials for ORSP submission:

1.    Pre-Proposal REQUIREMENTS:

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(s) 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:


SC1 - Research Advancement Award is for investigators who have a track record of research activity and are seeking to enhance their research productivity to transition to non-SCORE support in a limited period of time



SC2 – Pilot Project Award is for investigators who are at the beginning stages of a research career, applying for their first independent award, and who are interested in testing a new idea, or generating preliminary data



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, 2020 deadline, you must submit a pre-proposal to both Michael Scott (, Jessica Mankus ( and Uschi Simonis ( the latest by November 18, 2019, 9 am 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,