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NLM Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has announced a solicitation for resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and the health care providers who care for those populations. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers. Preference will be given to applications that show strong involvement of health science libraries. Because this FOA focuses on providing health information to health disparity populations, institutions with demonstrated commitment to the needs of health disparity communities (including Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) and other institutions in rural and socially disadvantaged areas) are encouraged to apply.

Applicants may request up to $100,000 per year in direct costs for 1 – 3 years. This grant program does not cover facilities and administrative (F&A) costs, also called overhead or indirect costs. This one-time RFA has a single application deadline. Only electronic applications are accepted. Letters of intent are due by April 22, 2012, and the application submission deadline is May 22, 2012. Complete details and a link to the electronic application are available from the announcement. The number of awards will be contingent upon NIH appropriations, and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. NLM intends to fund up to 5 awards, for approximately $500,000.

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