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Medical Library Assistance

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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TRAINING PROGRAMS & FELLOWSHIPS: Institutional Training Grants and Fellowships promote the research career training of talented persons who seek academic careers in biomedical informatics research, bioinformatics, and applied informatics. Availability of Institutional Training Grants is announced occasionally, usually every five years; Institutional Training support may be at the pre- or post-doctoral level and may be awarded to academic health scientists well qualified to conduct the proposed training activities. Training sites are expected to have well established computer facilities, strong research and education programs, experienced faculty and staff committed to research in the field of biomedical computing and/or bioinformatics, and available courses or experience in computer science, information science, and cognitive sciences. Institutional grants provide trainee stipends, tuition and fees, travel, and certain institutional support costs. Individual fellowships for Research Career Training in Medical Informatics and Applied Informatics, fellowships for IAIMS training, and Fellowships for Informationist training are at the pre - and post-doctoral level, using NIH stipend levels Senior Fellowships for biomedical informatics and Informationist Training are also available, with salary replacement stipends for established investigators who wish to retrain for a career in biomedical informatics. Early Career Development awards are for investigators who are just beginning their research careers, including a salary stipend and research budget. They can last up to 3 years and include a salary stipend and research budget. RESOURCE GRANT PROGRAMS: The purpose of NLM's resource grant programs is to support the use of computers and networks to improve access to, and management of, health related information. Several types of resource grants are available, including grants for Internet Access to Digital Libraries (IADL), Information Systems Grants, and Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems (IAIMS) grants. Scientific publication grants are also available to support preparation of scholarly manuscripts in the history of medicine and public policy areas of importance to health professionals and biomedical scientists. The purpose, restrictions, funding periods and award limits vary for these grant programs. All resource grants provide support for direct costs only. IADL grants provide between $45,000 and $165,000 for up to two years. Information System grants provide $150,000 per year for up to 3 years. Awards for IAIMS planning are limited to $150,000 per year for 1 or 2 years, and, for IAIMS Operations Grants, the limit is up to $400,000 per year for 4 years. IAIMS Testing and Evaluation grants provide up to $100,000 per year for one or two years. IAIMS Pilot Project grants provide up to $50,000 for one or two years. Awards for Scientific Publication Grants are limited to $50,000 annually for direct costs, for one, two or three years. Details of NLM's resource grant programs are provided on the agency's web site at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/Resource.html SBIR/STTR GRANTS: SBIR Phase I grants (of approximately 6-months' duration) provide up to $100,000 to establish the technical merit and feasibility of a proposed research effort that may lead to a commercial product or process. Phase II grants can provide up to $700,000 for two years for the continuation of the research initiated in Phase I and that are likely to result in commercial products or processes. Only Phase I awardees are eligible to receive Phase II support. STTR Phase I grants (normally of 1-year duration) are to determine the scientific, technical, and commercial merit and feasibility of the proposed cooperative effort that has potential for commercial application. Details of NLM's SBIR and STTR grants are provided on the agency's web site at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/SmallBusiness.html.

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Cost allowability will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-87 for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments, OMB Circular A-21 for Educational Institutions and for For-profit organizations, costs will be determined in accordance with 48 CFR Subpart 31.2 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Nonprofit institutions cost principals are outlined under OMB Circular A-122 and for Hospitals, 45 CFR Part 74, Appendix E. These cost principals are codified under 45 CFR 74.27 and 92.22. Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations are outlined in OMB Circular A-110. Documentation providing NIH grants policy and guidance can be found at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/policy.htm The Division of Extramural Programs, NLM provides program specific grant information at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep.

Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.

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This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy. For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree, 3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible. Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they must satisfy.

Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs, the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.