In response to the Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) the NIH has designated at least $200 M in FY 09-10 for a new initiative: NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research (RCI grants). These funds will support research in both the biomedical and behavioral fields that address specific scientific and health research challenges. The funds will be awarded to projects that will benefit from a jumpstart in funds over the next two years.
These funds are not subject to the SBIR/STTR set-aside requirement. However, small businesses ARE eligible and encouraged to apply.
Release/Post Date: March 4, 2009
Opening Date: March 27, 2009
Application Due Date: April 27, 2009, 5:00 PM
No letter of intent required
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