University of Southern California


NIH Program Project, Center & Cooperative Agreement Funding Mechanisms

Who Should Attend

This course is designed to provide information to senior faculty on the conceptualization and preparation of program projects, centers and cooperative agreements, with a focus on understanding the key programmatic concepts and requirements necessary for success.

Course Description

With a budget of over $30 billion annually, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest funding source for biomedical research worldwide. In addition to funding the activities of individuals researchers and their labs, NIH also supports a variety of large-scale multidisciplinary research centers and program projects that include infrastructure and multiple scientific projects that need to be integrated and organized in accordance with a central theme. Cooperative agreements are procurement mechanisms to also support multidisciplinary research activities and differ from centers and program projects in the sense of explicitly including NIH staff and other researchers in the governance and conduction of the research activities.


Steve Moldin, Executive Director, DC Research Advancement


One 2 hour session.

Next Course

November 13, 2013 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM | Location: Credit Union Building, CUB 329, 3rd Floor Conference Room, UPC

Course Registration

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