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NIH NIDDK Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30)

Internal Due Date: 08-25-2016 Coordinator: Holly Sommers

Foundation Due Date: 10-23-2016 (Letters of Intent); November 23, 2016 (Full Applications)

Number of Applications: 1


This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated and existing program of nutrition and/or obesity research. The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORC) program is designed to support and enhance the national research effort in nutrition and obesity.  NORCs support three primary research-related activities:  Research Core services, a Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program, and an Enrichment program.  All activities pursued by Nutrition Obesity Research Centers are designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness and multidisciplinary nature of research in nutrition and obesity.  The NIDDK Nutrition Obesity Research Centers program consists of 12 Centers, each located at outstanding research institutions with documented programs of excellence in nutrition and/or obesity research.

Application budgets are limited to $750,000 direct costs; within the direct cost cap, up to $150,000 may be requested for the Pilot and Feasibility program; the maximum project period is 5 years.

For full information, please see the website noted above.


Internal Competition Guidelines: Interested applicants must submit an abstract of their proposed projects (not to exceed 2 pages) and an NIH-style biosketch to Holly Sommers via e-mail ( by no later than the internal deadline above for consideration. Please putNORC P30- Applicant Name in the subject line of the e-mail. It is helpful if the abstract and biosketch are submitted in a single PDF file with the abstract first. Please note that written reviews or summary statements from the internal review and selection process will not be available.