Select NIH Funding Opportunities for Behavioral and Social Sciences

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					  Select NIH Funding Opportunities
  for Behavioral and Social Sciences
      Workshop - Texas A&M University, September 13, 2006

                  Derrick C. Tabor, Ph.D.,
                       Program Director

National Institutes of Health – Dept. of Health and Human Services

 Funding Opportunities within NCMHD
    Current RFA – Establishing Exploratory NCMHD Research
     Centers of Excellence
 Funding Opportunities within NIGMS
    Current Minority Opportunities in Research Division -
     PAs for Individual Research projects
 Resources for Researchers
 Discussion and Questions
  Current NCMHD Funding Opportunities
Announcement    Expiration   Activity
   Number         Date       Code(s)

                                        Establishing Exploratory NCMHD
RFA-MD-06-003   10/24/2006   P20
                                        Research Centers of Excellence (P20)

                                        Establishing Comprehensive NCMHD
RFA-MD-06-002   08/11/2006   P60
                                        Research Centers of Excellence (P60)

                                        CAM at Minority or Health Disparities
PAR-06-372      11/15/2007   R21
                                        Research Centers (R21)

                             K99,       NIH Pathway to Independence (PI)
PA-06-133       03/02/2009
                             R00        Award (K99/R00)

                                        PHS 2006-02 Omnibus Solicitation of
                             R43,       the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small
PA-06-120       01/03/2007
                             R44        Business Innovation Research Grant
                                        Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44])

                                        PHS 2006-2 Omnibus Solicitation of
                             R41,       the NIH for Small Business Technology
PA-06-121       01/03/2007
                             R42        Transfer Grant Applications (Parent
                                        STTR [R41/R42])

                             R13,       NIH Support for Conferences and
PA-06-041       09/02/2008
                             U13        Scientific Meetings (R13/U13)

                                        Initiative for Maximizing Student
PAR-05-132      03/02/2008   R25
Mission of the NCMHD…
 Promote minority health
 Eliminate health disparities
 Health disparities are the differences in:
    incidence,
    prevalence,
    morbidity,
    mortality,
    burden of diseases
    other adverse health conditions…
Health Disparity Populations (subpopulations)

  African Americans
  American Indians, Alaska Natives,
  Asian Americans,
  Hispanic Americans,
  Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders,
  Medically underserved populations
      socio-economically disadvantaged individuals
      rural/urban areas)
Establishing Exploratory NCMHD
Centers of Excellence
   Improvement of minority health
   Elimination of health disparities

   Full research projects
   Pilot Projects
   Research Training
   Community Engagement
Priority Areas Research
   Cardiovascular disease
   Stroke
   Cancer
   Diabetes
   Infant mortality
   Mental health
   Obesity
Priority Areas Research       (additional)

   Lung and liver diseases
   Psoriasis
   Sclerodema
   Glomerular injury
Types of Research Supported
There are six critical determinants of health
  (Healthy People 2010).

      Biology
      Behaviors
      The Social Environment
      The Physical Environment
      The Physical Environment
      Policies
      Access to Care
Discovery of new biomedical and
behavioral knowledge
 Significant biological factors?
 Behavioral and social variables?
 How do they affect each other?
 Interactions?
 New bio-psychosocial interventions and
Types of Research Supported
 Research exploring pathways and mechanisms
 Translation research…developing effective
 Research exploring the efficacy
    health promotion
    information dissemination approaches.
Funding Opportunities at NIGMS

    The MBRS SCORE program
                About MBRS-SCORE

   One of three major programs
       Minority Biomedical Research Support Branch
       Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE) of
   Supports
       Faculty Research (Investigator initiated)
       Minority-serving institutions
            50% or more enrollment from students from groups
             underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research.
  SCORE Program Update
SCORE has been changed to:
 Improve the research development of
 Connect MBRS-SCORE PIs with NIH
  program staff in their particular area of
      SCORE Program Update

“Old” MBRS Program Structure:

   Non-thematic multi-project grant with an
    administrative component
      “New” MBRS-SCORE Program

   Individual mechanisms (investigator-initiated) with
    distinct funding levels for the different developmental
    levels of MBRS-SCORE PIs:
      SC1 (PAR-06-491)

      SC2 (PAR-06-492)

      SC3 (PAR-06-493)

   Separate institutional award mechanism
      S06 (PAR-06-490)
        “New” MBRS-SCORE Program


                            SC1 Research
                          Advancement Award
                           (Renewable once)
       SC2 Pilot
     Project Award
     (Not renewable)
                                              R01 or other
Beginning Investigators
                             SC3 Research

   “New” SCORE Individual Awards

 Level of support:
   SC1 - $125,000 to $250,000 maximum direct costs
         (5 or 4yrs)
   SC2 - $225,000 maximum total direct costs (1-3 yrs)
   SC3 - $75,000 maximum direct costs (up to 4 yrs)
     “New” SCORE Individual Awards

   Investigators from a single MSI may
    submit/hold a maximum of 25 individual awards
   Applications for individual awards may be
    submitted by eligible institutions even if the
    institution does not apply for an institutional
    “New” SCORE Institutional Award

   Developmental program that offers modest support to
    MSIs for institutional research activities that will result in
    the sustained improvement of the institutional research
    environment and an enhanced ability of the faculty to
    conduct competitive biomedical and behavioral research.
   Range of support: $50,000-100,000 direct costs per year
    (non-modular budget)
   Length of the award: Up to a maximum of four years
   Required outcome: Institutionalization of successful SCORE
Resources for Researchers
 NIH Program Directors
 NIH Guide
Branch Chiefs and
Program Administrators
 Responsibilities of Program Administrators
   Primary contact and information link …
   Responsiveness
Branch Chiefs and
Program Administrators
 Primary contact and information link   …
     Program Announcement (PAs)
     Requests For Proposals (RFP’s, RFA’s)
     Upcoming Initiatives –What’s Hot!
     Opportunities for New Initiatives
     Service and Job Opportunities
     Information on NIH Program Policies
Responsible for Assessing

 Responsiveness
All Post-Review Discussions

 Summary statement
   Responding to summary
     No action needed
     Informational letters
     Rebuttal letters
     Re-submittals
     Deferrals for re-review
   Pre-award Budget

 Recommend which applications to fund
 Budget cuts recommended by IRGs
 Programmatic cuts…
   levels,
   rationale,
   impact, etc.
 Finding Program
 Program Announcements (PA’s)
 Request for Applications (RFA’s)
    The NIH Guide

   (
One Tool for Finding NIH

CRISP - A Tool for
Knowing What NIH Has
Discussion and Questions

   Thank you and good luck!