The National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation invite applications for the establishment or continuation of "International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups" (ICBG) to address the interdependence of biodiversity exploration for potential applications in health, with investments in research capacity that support sustainable use of these resources, the knowledge to conserve them, and equitable partnership frameworks among research organizations in the U.S. and low and middle income countries (LMICs). LMICs are defined as low or middle income countries in the World Bank list of economies (see: http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups).
Only one application per institution is allowed. While each institution may only submit one application as the applicant institution, an institution may be both the applicant organization on one application and a sub-award or associate program on additional applications.
Cooperative agreement. Issuing agencies and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $3.3 mil for Fiscal Year 2014, corresponding to an estimate of 3-4 awards. An applicant may request a budget for direct costs up to $700,000 per year. An applicant may request a project period of up to five years.
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