RFA-RM-17-008

The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5)

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-17-008.html

Research Office Letter of Intent Submission Deadline: 

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 by 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

Key Dates

Agency Letter of Intent Due Date(s) - August 22, 2017

Agency Application Due Date(s)

  • September 22, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date

The NIH Director’s Early Independence Award Program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. - See more at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-14-004.html#sthash.w...

The NIH Director’s Early Independence Award Program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career.

At the time of application, the Early Independence Award candidate must be within twelve months before or after the completion of their PhD (or equivalent) or for clinicians within twelve months before or after the completion of their medical residency (or equivalent) training.

  • Limit Summary: Two applications per institution.
  • Awards will be for up to $250,000 in direct costs per year, plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs

In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding, a review process will be put in place if more than two letters of intent are submitted. The finalist will be asked to represent Oregon State University and to submit their application to the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award program by the NIH letter of intent deadline of August 22, 2017

General guidance for preparation of letters of intent to the Research Office: - email to Research.Development@oregonstate.edu

COVER SHEET (1 page)

  • Solicitation Name and Descriptive Title
  • Project Summary:  3 or 4 sentences or bullet points that provide an overview of the objective of your proposed research, how you plan to do it, and the expected outcome.
  • Unique Aspects:  3 or 4 sentences or bullet points that highlight how your research/approach is different/better.
  • Key PI/co-PIs:  5 or 6 sentences or bullet points that highlight team expertise as it relates to the project.
  • Budget:  Example:  The total cost of the project is anticipated to be $ X, with $ Y being requested from the NIH.  NIH funds will be used for: $ A for personnel; $ B for operations, and $ C for broader impacts/subcontracts etc. 
  • Justification for NIH support: One paragraph explaining why this research fits with the RFP and strategic goals of NIH. 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION (1 - 4 pages)

  • Problem statement - Clear and concise statement of 1) research question(s) and how the project will address the research question(s); 2) what technical barriers need to be overcome to perform the research; and 3) how the proposed research can lead to the advancement of research/knowledge in this area.
  • Conceptual framework:  Conceptual framework describing, for example, how the synthesis of various project components, approaches, and participant expertise are linked together to address the problem of interest.  Graphics may be used.
  • Proposed activities: Describe the project to be undertaken and provide the technical specifications of the research activities and timelines that will be undertaken.
  • Expected results: Describe the outcome you anticipate from the research. (Remember your initial motivation for wanting to do this!)
  • Peer Groups: Who else is doing something similar, why their discoveries are useful for you, and what discriminates you.
  • Broader Impact/Metrics for Success: What metrics are the most appropriate for evaluating the success of the proposed project (e.g., peer-reviewed papers, policy-directed efforts, databases, models, development of new resources, etc.)? If successful, who would most likely use the knowledge or tools developed?
  • Fundraising:  List any matching fund requests, industry commitments etc.  List any similar current proposals pending.

Suggested Reviewers: (1 page) Optional – but as you write envision who might be a reviewer of your proposal or the Program Officer.

  • Reviewer 1: Area of expertise
  • Name
  • Title
  • Contact
  • State why you think this person would be a good reviewer.
Expiration: 
Monday, July 17, 2017
Date Open: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Source: 
External
Sponsor: 
National Institutes of Health