NIH Posts New P30 Notice for Supporting New Faculty Recruitment


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has replaced its recently announced new initiative for core centers under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 with a refocused initiative announced March 31. This new request for applications is specifically targeted for support of the hiring of newly recruited faculty. NIH notes that these institutional awards will provide funding to hire, provide appropriate start-up packages, and develop pilot research projects for newly independent investigators. Of particular interest is enhancement of an institution’s community of multidisciplinary researchers. Interested social work researchers should seek to partner with other departments within their institution on this proposal.

Supporting New Faculty Recruitment to Enhance Research Resources through Biomedical Research Core Centers (P30)

Fourteen of NIH’s institutes are participating in this $100 million solicitation, which will provide support for up to two years. Newly recruited research faculty who receive support under the award should be new to the faculty and should be appointed to an independent tenure-track (or equivalent) research position at the assistant professor level.

Each Institute’s interests are cross referenced in the solicitation.
Due date of May 29, 2009.
Letters of intent due April 29, 2009.
Budget requirements and guidance will vary by NIH institute.
Individual institutes will specify number of applications permitted per institution.

The funding solicitation for this RFA (RFA-OD-09-005) is at

CSWE Contact: Wendy Naus,

Contact: Wendy Naus