The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Center for Nursing Research are offering Research Planning Grants to support the development of plans for research projects on the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of diabetes mellitus and its complications in minority populations, with the exception of Native Americans and Alaskan natives. (These populations are covered under a separate program.) The research may involve basic, clinical, behavioral, or epidemiologic studies. Innovative approaches involving new interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged. It is expected that the Research Planning Grants will be followed within approximately one year by a request for applications for investigator-initiated research project grants (RO1s). Letters of intent are due May 16. For more information, contact Lois F. Lipsett, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, Westwood Building, Room 620, Bethesda, Md. 20892; (301) 496-7433, or Mary Lucas, NCNR, NIH, Building 31, Room 5B03, Bethesda, Md....

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