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SPARKS: Building a NIGMS Community at UT

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) supports basic research to (1) increase understanding of biological processes and (2) lay the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

At the University of Tennessee, researchers are increasingly pursuing NIGMS funding. The Research Development Team wants to facilitate a multidisciplinary conversation between these investigators and others interested in new collaborations.

This Seeking Partnerships And Research Knowledge for Science (SPARKS) event seeks to grow new National institutes of Health (specifically NIGMS) collaborations between researchers in basic science fields. The event will introduce investigators from a variety of disciplines and explore a specific NIGMS opportunity, the RM1 funding mechanism for Research Projects with Complex Structure, which supports a large-scale research project with a complex structure around a common theme.

We encourage attendance by researchers interested in NIGMS funding for the purpose of: (1) hearing from potential collaborators; (2) sharing your experiences; and (3) learning from other disciplines.  During the event, you will be asked to introduce yourself and your research interests (2-3 minutes).

Date: October 16, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: 604 Ken and Blaire Mossman Building, 1311 Cumberland Ave.