17 Mar NIH grants can go for I.T. projects
The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications for $1.5 billion in economic stimulus grant funds available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Some of the funds can be used for information technology purposes. For instance, $1 billion is available for construction grants to build new research facilities or improve existing ones. The funds can be used to implement “cyber infrastructure,” or an I.T. network, but not servers, applications or other “movable equipment,” says Louise Ramm, PhD, deputy director at the National Center for Research Resources. Part of NIH, the center provides laboratory scientists and clinical researchers with a variety of resources and training services.
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