OSP FO# 13-008

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/National Institutes of Health (NIH)/ National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

PROGRAM: Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)

OBJECTIVES: This program encourages applications from institutions that propose to establish new or to enhance existing team-based design courses in undergraduate Biomedical Engineering departments or programs. The program targets undergraduate students at the senior level but may also include junior undergraduates and first-year graduate students. Courses that address innovative and/or ground-breaking development, multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary training and clinical immersion are especially encouraged.

Please see the link to the program announcement below for further details.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Applicant institutions may submit only one application per receipt date to this program.

DEADLINES:
Letter of Intent (optional): 30 days before the application due date
BU Internal Deadline: April 1, 2013
Full Proposal: May 13, 2013

FUNDING INFORMATION: Direct costs of up to $20,000 per year may be requested.  Programs that include a clinical immersion program outside the academic year may request an additional $20,000 to cover participant stipends, yielding a total of $40,000 in direct costs. Indirect Costs are reimbursed at 8% of modified total direct costs (exclusive of tuition and fees and expenditures for equipment), rather than on the basis of a negotiated rate agreement.

Project durations of up to five years may be requested.  The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

AGENCY CONTACT:
Zeynep Erim, Ph.D.
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Telephone: (301) 435-6686
Email: erimz@mail.nih.gov
Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/par-13-111.html

INTERNAL REVIEW PROCESS: To screen potential proposals for this competition, an internal deadline has been established. Principal Investigators (PIs) interested in submitting a proposal should provide the following proposal information to their Associate Dean by Monday, April 1, 2013 for internal review purposes:

1. Project description (maximum length 4 pages) should include items a–c:
(a) describe the project and its innovative potential;
(b) outline the scope of the anticipated courses/educational activities;
(c) provide a plan for the evaluation of the program.
2. Budget and budget justification (2 pages).
3. Biographical sketches: include NIH format biographical sketch for the PI and Senior/Key Personnel.
4. Review comments from any previous R25 submission.

Following the Dean’s assessment of the internal application, it will be forwarded to India Adams in Sponsored Programs and then to the Office of the VP for Research for final selection. PIs will be informed if their proposal is selected for submission in time to complete and process their proposal for final review.

REMARKS: NIH requires that applications to this program be submitted electronically through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov). After submission via Grants.gov, applications will be retrieved and processed by the NIH Commons system (https://commons.era.nih.gov/commons/index.jsp). In order to prepare a responsive application, PIs should download both the complete program guidelines and the corresponding application package from Grants.gov as well as the NIH Grants.gov Application Guide (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/index.htm). PIs must also be registered Commons users.

For more information about Grants.gov and the NIH Commons, or to register as a Commons user, please contact A. B. Effgen (abeffgen@bu.edu) or India Adams (adamsi@bu.edu) in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at x3-4365. In addition, please contact the OSP Research Administrator assigned to your school or department as soon as possible to coordinate submission through the Grants.gov system.

Complete program guidelines and application material (PAR-13-111) may be obtained from the website listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP website at http://www.bu.edu/osp.