The New Year is already looking pretty rosy over at the National Institutes of Health. On December 28th the agency announced a new round of grants made possible through last year's NIH stimulus boost. The $80 million program, dubbed the NIH Director's Opportunity for Research in Five Thematic Areas, will fund research projects in a handful of areas - genomics and other high throughput technologies, translational science, enabling health care reform, global health, and "Reinvigorating the Biomedical Research Community." Awards will top out at $1.5 million over three years, and projects should emphasize (true to the intent of the stimulus legislation) "high short-term impact, and a high likelihood of enabling growth and investment in biomedical research and development, public health, and health care delivery," according to the NIH. The deadline for submitting applications is March 15. You can get the details straight from the horse's mouth linkurl:here; and a summary...

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