Purpose: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated and existing program of nutrition and/or obesity research. The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORC) program is designed to support and enhance the national research effort in nutrition and obesity. NORCs support three primary research-related activities: Research Core services, a Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program, and an Enrichment program. All activities pursued by Nutrition Obesity Research Centers are designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness and multidisciplinary nature of research in nutrition and obesity. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Nutrition Obesity Research Centers program in 2014 consists of 12 Centers, each located at outstanding research institutions with documented programs of excellence in nutrition and/or obesity research.
Receipt Date: June 18, 2015 by 5:00 pm by local time of applicant organization
Total Awards: Application budgets are limited to $750,000 direct costs, but need to reflect actual needs of the proposed Center. This budget limit is exclusive of F&A costs for consortium and subcontract arrangements. It is anticipated that the award budget will be directly correlated to the breadth, quality and relevance to nutrition/obesity and related areas of the research base being served by the Center. Within the direct cost cap, up to $150,000 may be requested for the Pilot and Feasibility program.
Eligibility: Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-14-002.html
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