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New NIH stimulus grants go live

The National Institutes of Health is inviting researchers to apply for newly created grants, funded by the $10 billion that the agency netted in the recently-signed economic stimulus legislation. The new initiative, called the NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research, will make a pot of $200 million of that stimulus cash available for projects focusing on a broad array of more than one hundred topics, from behavioral sciences and genomics to stem cells and translational science. Thes

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The National Institutes of Health is inviting researchers to apply for newly created grants, funded by the $10 billion that the agency netted in the recently-signed economic stimulus legislation. The new initiative, called the NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research, will make a pot of $200 million of that stimulus cash available for projects focusing on a broad array of more than one hundred topics, from behavioral sciences and genomics to stem cells and translational science. These areas, according to the NIH, reflect a "focus on specific knowledge gaps, scientific opportunities, new technologies, data generation, or research methods that would benefit from an influx of funds to quickly advance the area in significant ways." The agency said on its website that it expects to fund 200 or more projects over the next two years. Submissions are due by April 27, 2009, so get cracking on that proposal! Find...

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