The objectives of this initiative are to:
- Increase the scientific impact, innovation, and productivity of population dynamics research;
- Increase competitiveness for peer-reviewed external funding in population dynamics research;
- Support experiences for junior population dynamics scientists that will contribute to their research independence; and
- Maximize the efficiency of funding for population dynamics research by minimizing the financial and time burdens of providing administrative and other research support services associated with research projects.
This initiative will provide funding for population dynamics infrastructure cores at already productive population research centers. Applicant centers are expected to have a recent record of high impact, innovative scientific publications and competitiveness for peer-reviewed external funding for research within the scientific mission of the NICHD Population Dynamics Branch (PDB).
Full text of announcement: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-21-010.html