The funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) for early stage investigators (ESIs) will be reissued in the spring of 2023. MIRA provides support for a research program in an ESI’s laboratory that falls within the NIGMS mission. For details, see NOT-GM-23-017.
The reissued FOA will essentially be the same as the previous one, with a couple of minor changes:
- There will be two application receipt dates per year—February and October.
- Applications must include a plan for enhancing diverse perspectives, which is a new requirement for this FOA.
Important Note: MIRA FOA PAR-22-180 funding is limited to eligible NIGMS-funded investigators and new investigators. Current ESIs should not apply to PAR-22-180. ESI MIRA applications will be reviewed separately from MIRA applications submitted to PAR-22-180.