NIH has released two new announcements related to Recovery Act funding.
The first, the Recovery Act “Grand Opportunities” Grants program (nicknamed “GO” grants), will support high-impact ideas that lend themselves to short-term, non-renewable funding and may lay the foundation for new areas of investigation. Applicants may propose to address a specific research question or to create a unique infrastructure/resource designed to accelerate scientific progress in the future.
For important details about the project scope and specific requirements for these grants, see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-09-004.html
Applications for NIGMS “GO” grants should be responsive to the NIGMS topic list, which is posted at
The second, the Recovery Act program for Biomedical Research Core Centers to Enhance Research Resources, is intended to help institutions hire tenure-track faculty. The formal name relates to the P30 mechanism that is used. NIGMS will consider applications from institutions to hire, and help support start-up packages for, faculty who are newly independent investigators doing research related to the NIGMS mission. NIGMS is particularly interested in helping to restart faculty searches that were discontinued due to economic constraints.
The request for applications is at