The NIH Clinical Center seeks collaborative applications from intramural and extramural investigators for its 2012 Bench-to-Bedside Awards. Up to $135,000 per year for two years is up for grabs. Extramural PIs with an existing NIH grant are invited to initiate proposals in one of two ways:
- Extramural investigators may seek an intramural partner at NIH who would function as the project leader and serve as the point of contact. To identify an intramural collaborator, extramural investigators can consult the NIH’s intramural research database. Extramural investigators also may contact the Bench-to-Bedside Program Office for assistance in identifying an intramural partner.
- Extramural investigators may initiate proposals and serve as project leaders. In this role, extramural principal investigators will develop letters of intent and, if approved, may develop full proposals. In this scenario, extramural investigators are required to identify an intramural collaborator on the project. On behalf of the lead extramural PI, the intramural investigator will be responsible for submitting both the letter of intent and full proposal electronically using proposalCentral.
For the 2012 awards, a letter of intent must be submitted by September 28, 2011.