This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for the Center Core Grants to support the NINDS mission, which is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system, and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. In pursuit of this mission, NINDS supports basic, translational and clinical research on the normal and diseased nervous system.
The Centers will provide cutting edge resources and facilities to investigators who have existing NINDS-funding research projects, and to other investigators pursuing research consistent with the NINDS mission. The Centers should enhance the effectiveness of ongoing research and facilitate new research directions. They should provide services that would be impractical for individual labs, either because of ongoing requirements for specialized expertise, or because of associated economies of scale. Their support is intended to increase resource accessibility and to capitalize on potential synergies that would not be attained through independent funding of separate research projects.
Agency LOI Due Date: 11/9/15
Agency Full Proposal Due Date: 12/9/15