NIGMS Challenge Contest: Tracing Basic Research to Medical Advances
Q. Does the advance require only NIGMS-supported research?
A. No. It only requires that NIGMS-supported research had a major impact on the development of the advance. It is up to the applicant to clearly justify how NIGMS support was critical to the advance.
A. The best way to demonstrate NIGMS’ support is to provide the NIH grant number(s) that directly funded the basic research that led to the advance. A good description of an NIH grant numbers can be found at this Web site . The letters contain the NIH institute code. The code for NIGMS is GM. For example, grant number 1 R01 GM999999-12 is an NIGMS-supported grant.
A. A good place to begin your search is the NIH RePORTER Web site. You can search by research area and for projects specifically funded by NIGMS. Another place to look is the acknowledgments section of published papers.
A. No. You must provide us with the information that justifies that the advance was supported by NIGMS.
A. The judges will be a mixture of staff from NIGMS. We will also use outside technical experts with knowledge of the history and importance of the specific field. The final decision will be made by the NIGMS Director.
A. No. We will not be supplying feedback or critiques of the submissions.
A. The submission will be judged based on four criteria:
The writing needs to be clear, persuasive, nontechnical and in English. NIGMS reserves the right to edit and modify submissions for clarity and style.
A. Awards will be announced on the NIGMS Web site on or after December 4, 2014.
A. Winners will be contacted at the e-mail address and phone number provided in their submission.
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