In the debate over the economic stimulus bill, it seemed like all politicians wanted to talk about was “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects.
Congress’s love for roads and bridges notwithstanding, lawmakers did include a significant chunk of money for “shovel-ready” scientific research. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will get $1.12 billion from the package.
Today, the NIH posted its Challenge Grant information, including a call for research in new diagnostics and drugs for MDR/XDR TB and several HIV topics.
Here’s the link, http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/challenge_award/.
As you’ll see, the NIH has designated at least $200 million for fiscal year 2009 and 2010 to fund at least 200 grants.
You can also find out about NIAID’s plans for the stimulus money at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/ncn/newsletters/default.htm