Research Centers in Injury and Peri-operative Sciences (P50)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) encourages grant applications from institutions/organizations for Research Centers in Injury and Peri-operative Sciences (RCIPS).  The program is meant to provide support to 1) improve understanding at all levels of the biological processes invoked after traumatic or burn injury, or in critically ill patients, including molecular and cellular, physiological, and multilevel integration of homeostatic loss and recovery, including pertinent aspects of wound healing; and 2) foster translational research, bringing basic scientific observations and principles into the clinical arena and using clinical observations to generate or validate mechanistic hypotheses.  Applications should be built around a common theme for investigation.  RCIPS applications may include interventional studies only if there is connection, harmonization and synergy with the biological and physiological processes under investigation. An application that solely proposes an interventional clinical trial would not be appropriate for this funding mechanism.  Contact with the NIGMS program official at initial stages of program planning is strongly encouraged.  


  • Letters of Intent Due Date(s): 6 weeks before the standard due date
  • P Series Due Dates: Jan. 25, May 25, Sep. 25.

PAR-13-291 Expiration Date: September 8, 2016

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Amount Description

An applicant may request a budget in direct costs up to $1.8 million per year.  Applicant budgets need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.  Funds for initial large equipment may be requested in excess of the $1.8 million limit if prior approval is obtained from the Scientific/Research Contact  listed in Section VII.   An applicant may request a project period of up to five years. 

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

May 25, 2016