The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites applications for grants to support bioengineering research partnerships (BRPs). This announcement is made together with 16 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).*
A BRP is a multidisciplinary research team that applies an integrative, systems approach to develop knowledge and methods to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease, and to understand health and behavior. The partnership must include bioengineering expertise in combination with basic and/or clinical investigators. The field of bioengineering brings a perspective that is valuable for many of today's biological problems. It integrates principles from a diversity of fields-crossing the boundaries of academia, science, medicine, and industry. The creativity of interdisciplinary teams is resulting in new basic understanding, novel products, and innovative technologies.
Applications for BRPs should focus on areas of basic, applied, behavioral, or clinical research in bioengineering that supports the missions of the NIH institutes and centers and where progress is likely to make a significant contribution to improving human health.
APPLICATION RECEIPT DATE: August 22, 2003.
For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. William Heetderks, Associate Director for Science Program, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), Democracy II, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5469; telephone: 301-451-4772; fax: 301-480-4973; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*For a full list of supporting NIH components and a more detailed description of this program announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-032.html.