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International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (U19)

Date Posted:
August 19, 2013
Deadline for Internal Competition:
September 16, 2013
Agency Deadline for LOI:
October 20, 2013
Agency Deadline for Full Proposal: November 20, 2013
Department of Health and Human Services
Limit on Number of Proposals:
One (KU-L and KUMC are considered independent organizations)
Sponsor Website:
Pivot Link
The National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation invite applications for the establishment or continuation of "International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups" (ICBG) to address the interdependence of biodiversity exploration for potential applications in health, with investments in research capacity that support sustainable use of these resources, the knowledge to conserve them, and equitable partnership frameworks among research organizations in the U.S. and low and middle income countries (LMICs). LMICs are defined as low or middle income countries in the World Bank list of economies. Components of Participating Organizations National Science Foundation (NSF) Fogarty International Center (FIC) National Cancer Institute (NCI) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Directorate of Biosciences, National Science Foundation (NSF/Bio).

Issuing agencies and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $3.3 mil for Fiscal Year 2014, corresponding to an estimate of 3-4 awards. An applicant may request a budget for direct costs up to $700,000 per year. An applicant may request a project period of up to five years.
Limited Submission Proposals Procedure:
Pre-Proposal Procedure:
If you plan to submit a pre-proposal, please send notice to rgslimitedsubs@ku.edu one week prior to the internal deadline. This information will assist RGS in organizing the review committee.
The pre-proposal should include:
  1. a three-page narrative describing the proposed research including
    • key personnel and partnerships
    • addressing any special components requested in the agency's solicitation
    • a generalized yearly budget and
  2. a short CV for the PI and all co-investigators including
    • funding history, current, and pending support

Investigators may include suggestions of faculty members whom they believe are especially well qualified to evaluate pre-proposals for this initiative. Please submit this material electronically to rgslimitedsubs@ku.edu at RGS, by 5:00 p.m. on September 16, 2013.

If the number of interested parties exceeds the mandated limit, an internal review committee will be formed to review all preliminary proposals. RGS's intent is to select the proposers by Monday, September 30, 2013. This will give the candidates 2 weeks to prepare for the LOI and 6 to weeks to prepare for the proposal submission.

If you have any questions about the solicitation or the process described above, please contact Nancy at rgslimitedsubs@ku.edu or 864-7434.

 Nancy Biles 785-864-7434