NIH Clinical Center FY 2012 Bench-To-Bedside Awards — New Cycle Announced
The NIH Bench-to-Bedside Program is soliciting proposals for the next funding cycle.
Once again, CTSAs, AIAMC (Alliance for Independent Academic Medical Centers) and NIH investigators will be able to initiate applications jointly for Bench-to-Bedside research projects. Up to $135K per year for two years is available to support these intramural/extramural partnerships in clinical research. As in prior years, intramural investigators in all Institutes/Centers are eligible to serve as project leaders on proposals.
Extramural principal investigators (PIs) with an existing NIH grant are invited to initiate proposals in one of two ways:
- Extramural investigators may seek an intramural partner at NIH who would function as the project leader and serve as the point of contact. To identify an intramural collaborator, extramural investigators can consult the NIH’s intramural research database. Extramural investigators also may contact the Bench-to-Bedside Program Office for assistance in identifying an intramural partner.
- Extramural investigators may initiate proposals and serve as project leaders. In this role, extramural principal investigators will develop letters of intent and, if approved, may develop full proposals. In this scenario, extramural investigators are required to identify an intramural collaborator on the project. On behalf of the lead extramural PI, the intramural investigator will be responsible for submitting both the letter of intent and full proposal electronically using proposalCentral.
For the 2012 awards, a letter of intent must be submitted by September 28, 2011.
The NIH Bench-to-Bedside program was originally established in 1999 to integrate the work of basic and clinical intramural scientists. Since 2006, it has been open to partnerships between intramural and extramural programs.