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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Letter of intent receipt date: June 26, 2006

Application receipt date: July 26, 2006

This request for applications (RFA) solicits new and competing continuation applications for Diabetes Endocrinology Research Centers (DERCs) and Diabetes Research and Training Centers (DRTCs). Both types of centers are designed to support and enhance the national research effort in diabetes and related endocrine and metabolic diseases. DERCs support three primary research-related activities: biomedical research cores, a pilot and feasibility program, and an enrichment program. DRTCs possess all the elements of a DERC, with additional dedicated core services and pilot and feasibility awards to support research in diabetes prevention and control. All activities pursued by diabetes centers are designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness, and multidisciplinary nature of research in Diabetes Center topic areas. The Diabetes Centers program in 2006 consists of 16 centers, each located at outstanding research institutions, with documented programs of research excellence in diabetes and endocrine and metabolic diseases. Information about the current Diabetes Centers can be found at the following URL: <>. The total amount to be awarded under this RFA is up to $5.5 million for each of 5 years. The NIDDK anticipates awarding three Diabetes Center grants under this RFA. This RFA will use the NIH Core Centers (P30) and Comprehensive Centers (P60) grant award mechanisms. For-profit and nonprofit organizations are eligible, including public and private institutions, units of state and local governments, eligible agencies of the federal government, domestic and foreign institutions or organizations, and faith- or community-based organizations. Individuals with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to execute the functions proposed for a Diabetes Center are invited to work with their institution to develop an application for support. Individuals from …

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