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Biomedical Technology Optimization and Dissemination Center (BTOD)(RM1-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for NIGMS Biomedical Technology Optimization and Dissemination (BTOD) Centers to support late-stage technology optimization and sustainable dissemination of the technology to the wider biomedical research community. A BTOD Center should be at the leading edge of its field with respect to both technology development and engagement with relevant research communities.
BTOD projects should address biomedical research areas within the NIGMS mission. This FOA is an update of the funding opportunity for the Biomedical Technology Development and Dissemination (BTDD) Centers (PAR-20-104). Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with NIGMS staff about adherence of their proposed research strategy to the goals and mission of the Institute, whether it addresses one or more high priority research areas, and its responsiveness to this FOA.
- Application Due Dates: May 26, 2023; Jan 26, 2024; May 29, 2024; Jan 28, 2025; May 28, 2025; Jan 27, 2026
PAR-23-110 Expiration Date: January 28, 2026
PD(s)/PI(s) must each provide a minimum of 3 person months effort to the Center project.
NIGMS PDs/PIs with a Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) are eligible to apply, but must maintain 51% research effort toward their MIRA, and 3 person months effort toward the BTOD Center. While a MIRA can support a PD/PI's laboratory for early-stage technology development, a BTOD Center award can only support late-stage technology optimization and dissemination efforts.
The maximum budget that may be requested is $850,000 in direct costs per year, excluding equipment and consortium F&A costs. Applications requesting more than this amount will not be reviewed. Because of the technology-intensive nature of these Centers, there may be a need to acquire specialized equipment. Equipment requests are expected to vary with the nature of the technology optimization projects proposed. Funds for such specialized equipment may be requested in excess of the $850,000 operating limit but should be well justified.