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Call for MBRS-SCORE Supplement Pre-Proposal 2006-2007

The NIH-MBRS SCORE (Support of Continuous Research Excellence) Program at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, for over thirty years has been a source for funding for original investigator initiated bio-medical research through the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences.

One of the objectives of the program is to increase the number of bio-medical researchers in UPR-Mayaguez. To effectively do that, we are announcing a request for pre-proposals for consideration for inclusion into a larger proposal to be submitted as a supplement to NIH in May 2006. 

The objective of this request is to help select subprojects to be a part of a larger proposal to NIH in May 2006. 

Eligibility

  • Be a full time professor or researcher at UPRM with a tenure-track appointment

  • Do biomedically oriented research

  • Would be willing to submit a three year project to NIH if the pre-proposal is selected

Application

The application should contain the following in a total of five pages (in the order described):

  • Specific Aims (1 page)

  • Background and significance including biomedical relevance Preliminary data/progress report experimental design and methods (4 pages) Bibliography

  • List of potential reviewers (3-5)

  • A two page NIH style curriculum vitae

Note: pre-proposals missing any of the above components will not be considered

Proposals should be written in a font size of 10-12
Please note that the pre-proposal should be prepared for a three year proposal to be submitted to NIH. 
Researchers will be able to submit more than one pre-proposal but only ONE as Principal Investigator, the second one can be submitted as Co-Investigator or Collaborator

Deadline

Pre-proposals (one hard copy and one electronic copy) should reach the NIH-MBRS SCORE Program office ( R&D center, main building, Room 210) no later than November 1, 2006. It is anticipated that the results of the initial review will be communicated to the PIs by January 15, 2007 and the deadline for submission of the full proposals will be April 1,2007.
For questions please send an e-mail to Ms. Nora Soto or Dr. Govind Nadathur .
You can also reach us by phone at (787) 834 3165.




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MBRS-SCORE Program
University of Puerto Rico at MayagŁez
Research and Development Center
Main Building, Office 210
Mayaguez, PR