Funding agency: 
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

This funding opportunity is designed to support highly integrated research teams of three to six PD/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of NIGMS and are beyond the scope of one or two investigators. Collaborative program teams are expected to accomplish goals that require considerable synergy and managed team interactions. Project goals should not be achievable with a collection of individual efforts or projects. Teams are encouraged to consider far-reaching objectives that will produce major advances in their fields.

This opportunity encourages Collaborative Program Grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct research to address complex and challenging biomedical problems, through deeply integrated, multidisciplinary research teams. The Collaborative Program Grant is designed to support research in which funding a team of interdependent investigators offers significant advantages over support of individual research project grants. Applications should address critical issues and be sufficiently challenging, ambitious, and innovative that objectives could not be achieved by individual investigators.

  • Posted Date - September 22, 2017
  • Open Date (Earliest Submission Date) - December 25, 2017
  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s) - 30 days prior to the application due date

Application Due Date(s)

  • January 25, 2018; May 25, 2018; January 25, 2019; May 25, 2019; January 25, 2020; May 25, 2020, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

NIGMS anticipates supporting no more than 4-6 awards, corresponding to a total of $10,000,000 (total costs), for fiscal year 2019. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations and Institute priorities.

Only one application per institution per review cycle is allowed, as defined in Section III. 3. Additional Information on Eligibility.


November 25, 2017
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