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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced a unique and compelling funding opportunity to promote diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research workforce.  The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will award funding for the MARC Ancillary Training Activities (T36) Program, which is designed to increase the pool of highly trained biomedical and behavioral scientists from diverse underrepresented backgrounds in leadership positions who can assume leadership positions that significantly impact the health-related research needs of the NIH.  Ancillary training support is provided for national conferences, short courses, or other well-defined training activities that further the NIGMS mission of increasing the diversity of the NIH-funded biomedical and behavioral research workforce.

Applications are due Friday, September 16, 2011, by 5:00 pm local time of applicant organization.  Applicant organizations may submit more than one application, provided that each application is programmatically distinct. Participants for the MARC Ancillary Training (T36) Program are selected by the awarded institution/organization.  It is the responsibility of the applicant institution/organization to establish the qualifications of participants prior to their MARC T36 training.  Participant selection should take into consideration whether an individual’s participation would help achieve the overall goals and objectives of the proposed program.

Get further information on eligibility requirements and participation.  For other questions, contact Grants Information atgrantsinfo@nih.gov or (301) 435-0714.

Applicants should check the NIGMS website for information on program evaluation.  Additionally, applicants submitting competing renewals should describe in detail the progress accomplished to date and results of the evaluation performed to determine if the originally proposed goals and measurable objectives have been accomplished.

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October 2011
Vol. 5, No. 10