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NIH to provide funding to support the National Robotics Initiative

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is the lead institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on The National Robotics Initiative which was announced by President Obama on June 24th.  Heading up five other NIH institutes and working in conjunction with the National Science Foundation, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NIBIB is pleased to participate in this initiative which seeks to accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside or cooperatively with people.

Please contact John Haller, NIBIB Program Director, for more information on the small project proposals (up to $250K Direct Costs) for one or more investigators spanning one to five years. See the muti-agency solicitation for information regarding contacts and interest of other NIH institutes NIH and otherFederal agencies.  Additional funding for large projects with multi-disciplinary teams is available from the National Science Foundation through the multi-agency solicitation or from NIH through unsolicited, investigator initiated applications.  Please contact an NIH Program Director or refer to the solicitation information below for more information.

Mandatory Letter of Intent is due October 1, 2011. Please see below for more information.