The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases within the National Institutes of Health invites qualified institutions to become research centers for the study of kidney and urologic disorders. While clinical treatment of kidney disorders has improved in recent times, scientists still have little insight into the basic physiological mechanisms of these diseases.

These new study centers are intended to attract fresh investigators to the field as well as explore new areas of basic research that may yield clinical applications. Eligible institutions must demonstrate relevant research capabilities and a willingness to undertake significant interdisciplinary collaborations between the basic and the clinical sciences.

NIDDKD expects to award up to six center grants in 1992 from an expected pool of $4.2 million.

The application deadline is July 16. For more information, contact Ralph L. Bain, Kidney and Urology Research Centers Program Director, Division of Kidney,...

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