Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Deadline: December 13 ,2012
Purpose. This FOA issued by the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health encourages pre-applications for national Biomedical Technology Research Centers (BTRCs). These Centers conduct research and development on new technology and new/improved instruments driven by the needs of basic, translational, and clinical researchers. The BTRCs are charged to make their technologies available, to train members of the research community in the use of the technologies, and to disseminate both the technologies and the Centers experimental results broadly. A detailed description of the required components of a BTRC can be found in PAR-10-225. Pre-applications are the first step in order to submit a full BTRC application for a new Center. Existing Centers are not required to submit a pre-application. No formal awards will be made under this announcement. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the X02 grant mechanism and runs in parallel with an FOA of similar scientific scope, PAR-10-225 , that describes full applications under the P41 mechanism. Submitting an X02 pre-application is the first step when submitting a new BTRC application using the P41 mechanism. Applicants must read both FOAs. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. No awards will be made in response to this FOA. Authors of Pre-applications under this FOA that are found meritorious and programmatically relevant will be notified of the opportunity to submit a full application for a new Biomedical Technology Research Center.