Office of Research Strategy and Development Grant Opportunities and Announcements January 14, 2011 Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices, January 14, 2011 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/WeeklyIndex.cfm/1.14-2011/ I. Requests for Applications (partial list) 1. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2011 (P30) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-10-022.html (RFA-HD-10-022) Key Dates: Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): February 22, 2011 Application Due Date(s): March 22, 2011 Purpose: The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invites applications for Center Core Grants designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). 2. Personalized Genomics for Symptom Management: Bridging the Gaps from Genomic Discovery to Improved Health Outcomes (R01) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NR-11-003.html (RFA-NR-11-003) Key Dates: Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): March 18, 2011 Application Due Date(s): April 18, 2011 Purpose: The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) seeks to stimulate research that will link basic genomic discovery to the prevention and alleviation of symptoms in patients suffering from chronic disorders. Research grant applications are requested to study 1) the role of genomic variants in the observed inter-individual variation in the onset, sensitivity, duration, and severity of symptoms and/or responses to therapies designed to prevent, alleviate, or eliminate symptoms, and 2) the role of non- genomic influence(s) that may potentially moderate the effects of genomic variants in the manifestation of symptoms and/ or response to treatment. It is anticipated that the findings from this research will expand the body of knowledge needed to identify individuals at the highest risk for developing severe symptoms and to inform the search for customized therapeutics and interventions tailored to an individual’s genomic profile. Companion FOA: RFA-NR-11-004, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant 3. Interdisciplinary Approaches for HIV/AIDS Risk-Avoidance Decision Making in Developing Adolescents (R01) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NR-11-007.html (RFA-NR-11-007) Key Dates: Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): March 15, 2011 Application Due Date(s): April 15, 2011 AIDS Application Due Date(s): April 15, 2011 Purpose: The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) invites interdisciplinary formative research projects attempting to explore HIV/AIDS risk avoidance decision-making among adolescents. Additional research is needed on HIV prevention interventions developed within social and gender constructs of adolescents that consider neurocognitive developmental stage and neurocognitive variables as they exist within those social and gender constructs. Prevention strategies that consider social, cultural, and gender constructs in combination with neurological and cognitive maturity may offer the best opportunity for prevention strategies to reduce HIV transmission in adolescents. 4. Acute Life Threatening Conditions and Opportunities for Palliative and End of Life Care Research (R01) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NR-11-008.html (RFA-NR-11-008) Key Dates: Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): March 14, 2011 Application Due Date(s): April 14, 2011 Purpose: The purpose of this research initiative is to (a) Examine predictors of progression to life threatening illness, End of Life (EOL) issues, and death among individuals diagnosed with acute illnesses in the presence of underlying chronic diseases, adverse health risk factors, or other negative variables; (b) Develop algorithms for such adverse progressions to life limiting disease or EOL; (c) Examine the burden of illness imposed by acute illnesses when superimposed on individuals with underlying chronic diseases or other negative variables / adverse risk factors (such as age) that carry the potential to exacerbate and / or potentiate the impact of the acute illness and / or the severity or prognosis of the underlying chronic disease such that progression to End of Life can occur; (d) Explore the trajectories of disease in these individuals and their covariates, and issues and needs among such patients and their caregivers; (e) Identify the complex palliative and End of Life Care issues and needs arising as a result of the multi factorial etiology and co-occurrence of two (or more) co-existing diseases or negative variables; (f) Study the medical, physical and psychosocial inter-relationships between disease status, symptoms, psychosocial or functional status, spiritual concerns and the impact of such key variables on both length and / or QOL; (g) Develop and test appropriate palliative and End Of Life care interventions for individuals with acute illnesses occurring in the presence of underlying chronic diseases or adverse risk factors leading to severe illness requiring complex palliative care or End of Life care; (h) Assess similarities and differences in palliative and or EOL Care needs, issues, barriers, or success among those whose progression to the EOL phase is sudden compared to those progressing to this phase gradually or as a function of time; (i) Examine the impact on, needs of, and interventions for the caregivers of this population. II. NIH Program Announcements (partial list) 1. Education Research in Sleep Health and Sleep-Circadian Biology (R25) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-098.html (PAR-11-098) Key Dates Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): May 3, 2011; January 2, 2012; January 2, 2013 Application Due Date(s): June 2, 2011; February 2, 2012; February 1, 2013 Purpose: This FOA issued by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invites the submission of Education Research (R25) grant applications focused on scientific advances in sleep health and circadian and sleep biology. Proposed projects may include the development of innovative education tools, platforms and programs that will transfer health information and scientific advances in sleep and circadian biology to research scientists, health care providers, educators from diverse disciplines, and to specific populations including youth, older adults, women, racial and ethnic minorities, and veterans. Projects should draw upon cutting-edge education, knowledge transfer, or social marketing models and must include analytic plans for the assessment of program efficacy and plans for adoption and sustained implementation in other settings. III. Other Funding Opportunities 1. Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Awards Program For more information, click here The Charles H. Hoold Foundation was incorporated in 1942 to improve the health and quality of life for children throughout New England. Today’s research projects encompass many disciplines that have contributed to pediatric discoveries while launching the careers of promising junior faculty. The intent of this Award is to support newly independent faculty, provide the opportunity to demonstrate creativity, and assist in the transition to other sources of research funding. Research projects must be relevant to child health. Application Materials: www.tmfgrants.org/Hood Online Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 23 2011 at 12:00 EST 2. The Lung Cancer Disparities Center (LCDC) is looking for innovative proposals for small projects that advance the understanding of disparities in lung cancer across the entire lung cancer trajectory. The Center aims to fund pilot projects that serve as incubators for innovative and transdisciplinary research. Investigators from diseases and disciplines that do not necessarily focus on lung cancer or tobacco are encouraged to apply for funding. Award Amount: maximum of $50,000 award amount dependent on scope of research project (direct costs only, indirect costs and faculty salaries will not be provided) Deadline for submission: February 18, 2011 Eligibility: All Harvard-affiliated researchers, faculty, and trainees/fellows are eligible for a LCDC pilot award. Please see the attached RFP for full details. Contact regarding questions: Dr. Emily Kontos, Assistant Director Lung Cancer Disparities Center, Harvard School of Public Health Tel. (617) 384-8724 Email: email@example.com 3. Wyss Institute Seed Grant Program PreProposal Round One The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University will be awarding seed grants for high risk research in biologically inspired materials and devices to Assistant or Associate Professors with principal investigator status at Harvard University or a Wyss Institute Collaborating Institution (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston University, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Massachusetts Medical School). The awards aim to promote the following areas of innovation and discovery: Adaptive Architecture Anticipatory Medical Devices Biomimetic Microsystems Biomaterials Evolution Bioinspired Robotics Programmable Nanomaterials Wyss Seed Grant Funding Announcement.pdf Please visit our website for details on this exciting opportunity: http://grants.wyss.harvard.edu For questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org Application Deadline January 31, 2011 4. HITI/Helmsley Trust Pilot Grants in Type 1 Diabetes http://catalyst.harvard.edu/services/hitifunding/diabetes.html The Harvard Institute of Translational Immunology (HITI) and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust seek innovative applications that will advance our knowledge of type 1 diabetes (T1D), a progressively debilitating autoimmune disease whose sequelae lead to significant morbidity and mortality and whose prevalence has increased dramatically in the past few decades. This grant program was inspired by the winners of the Harvard Catalyst/InnoCentive Ideation Challenge, "What do we not know about type 1 diabetes." The principal goal of this RFA is to support pilot studies that will lead to sustainable, innovative and, to the extent possible, collaborative projects that will impact the lives of T1D patients. Any faculty member who holds a Harvard University faculty appointment, regardless of type of degree or institutional appointment, is eligible to be the Principal Investigator on a HITI/Helmsley Trust Pilot Grant application. Please call 617-432-7550 or e-mail if you have any questions. Application Due Date: January 26, 2011 5. Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Research Fund http://www.hria.org/tmfservices/tmfgrants/noonan.html The Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Research Fund, established by Frank M. Noonan in memory of his mother, was created to “consider the work of corporations whose principal activity is the hospitalization or care of crippled children.” Recognizing that children’s health services and supports are now provided in a wide range of community settings as well as hospitals, the Noonan program accepts research proposals from both nonprofit organizations and academic institutions that serve children with physical or developmental disabilities and associated health-related complications. Eligible organizations must be within the Fund’s geographic area of interest. A complete listing of the geographic eligibility area is contained in the guidelines. One-year grants up to $75,000 (inclusive of 10% indirect costs) support innovative clinical and service system research, demonstration projects, and pilot studies in the Boston area designed to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities. New investigators are encouraged to submit proposals. Proposals for basic science research will not be considered nor will applications for capital costs such as buildings, renovations, or major equipment items. Drug trials are rarely supported by the Noonan Research Fund. Application deadline: February 1, 2011 6. IREX SHORT-TERM TRAVEL GRANTS (STG) PROGRAM http://www.irex.org/application/short-term-travel-grants-stg-application STG provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals to engage in up to eight weeks of overseas research on contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy. Completed applications are due no later than 5 pm EST on February 2, 2011. Postdoctoral Scholars and Professionals with advanced degrees are eligible to apply for the STG Program. In addition to the pre-departure logistic support provided by IREX staff, the Short-Term Travel Grant also provides: • International coach class roundtrip transportation • A monthly allowance for housing and living expenses • Travel visas • Emergency evacuation insurance • Field office support Questions may be addressed to the STG Program Staff at email@example.com or by telephone at 202-247-9470. Countries Eligible for Research: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan 7. Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Program http://www.brighamandwomens.org/ConnorsCenter/Research/BIRCWH/ResearchOpportunities.a spx Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA is the home site for a Harvard-wide training grant initiative called "Hormones and Genes in Women’s Health: From Bench to Bedside." We are pleased to invite applications for an MD or PhD/ScD to develop an academic career in women’s health. Specifically, this NIH-sponsored training grant will support scholars involved in investigating the role of hormones and genes in understanding sex differences in vulnerabilities to clinical disorders and those disorders specific to women. Potential Scholars investigating socio-environmental factors modulating the impact of hormones and genes in understanding these sex-specific vulnerabilities will also be considered. Scholars will be sponsored for 2-3 years of mentored research from Harvard faculty in basic, translational, or clinical aspects of women’s health, and will combine, if applicable, clinical work in the Scholar’s specialty. Successful applicants will have prior relevant research training in research methodology, potential to obtain independent research funding and evidence of publication in peer-reviewed journals. Faculty appointments will be at the Instructor or Assistant Professor, commensurate with qualifications. Applications from women and minorities are highly encouraged and desired. Applications are accepted until April 1, 2011. For further information, eligibility criteria, and the application form, visit our website at: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/ConnorsCenter/Research/BIRCWH/ResearchOpportunities.aspx and/or submit application materials to Dr. Ursula Kaiser, Program Director, at BIRCWH@partners.org. IV Other NIH Notices 1. Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications for Career Development Programs in Diabetes Research for Pediatric Endocrinologists (K12) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-DK-11-002.html (NOT-DK-11-002) Purpose: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) intends to promote an initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications to support career development programs in diabetes research for pediatric endocrinologists. This notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive programs. The FOA is expected to be published in the Winter of 2011 with an expected receipt date in the Spring of 2011.
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