Funding Announcements: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Copyright 2014, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/RSS_Funding.htm en Funding Announcements Saturday Sunday http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for the "Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): SBIR Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System" http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/notice/NOT-NS-14-021.htm http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/notice/NOT-NS-14-021.htm Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for the "Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): SBIR Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System” Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Opportunity Announcement for the "Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System" http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/notice/NOT-NS-14-020.htm http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/notice/NOT-NS-14-020.htm Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT Notice of Modification of the Data Sharing Policy for the Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) Informatics System http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/notice/NOT-NS-14-022.htm http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/notice/NOT-NS-14-022.htm The Data Sharing Policy for the Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) Informatics System is modified to accelerate access to data and to promote collaboration. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EDT High Impact Neuroscience Research Resource Grants (R24) http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/rfa/RFA-NS-14-006 .htm http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/rfa/RFA-NS-14-006 .htm This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports high impact efforts to make resources available to neuroscience researchers. Projects should engage in one or more of the following activities: propagation of cutting edge reagents or techniques, dissemination of resources to new user groups, or innovative approaches to increase the scale/efficiency of resource production and delivery. Applications focused on technology or software development are not responsive to this FOA, as the focus is on dissemination or provision of resources. Use of existing technologies to develop new reagents or genetic lines of clear value may be appropriate. Projects should address compelling needs of broad communities of neuroscience researchers or should offer unique services that otherwise would be unavailable. Projects must support the NINDS mission. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EDT NIH Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (R25) http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/rfa/RFA-NS-14-010 .htm http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/rfa/RFA-NS-14-010 .htm The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this NIH Blueprint R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences, Courses for Skills Development, and Mentoring Activities. The fully integrated research experiences, courses for skills development, and mentoring activities should prepare undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences to enter Ph.D. degree programs in the neurosciences. To accomplish this goal, this initiative will provide institutional awards to develop neuroscience research education programs consisting of collaborative partnerships integrated across different educational institution types. Each collaborative research education partnership must have the following components: a) a research-intensive institution that has an established neuroscience or neuroscience-related program, b) partnership between institution(s) that have a substantial enrollment of undergraduates from populations nationally underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, c) integrated curriculum/academic enhancement and research training activities designed to increase participants' preparation to enter doctoral programs in the neurosciences, and d) well-described plans to provide early communication and interaction between participating students and graduate neuroscience programs across the country. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EDT Discontinuation of PAR-13-127 "NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows in MD-PhD Programs (F31)" http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/notice/NOT-NS-14-018.htm http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/notice/NOT-NS-14-018.htm This Notice is to inform potential applicants that NINDS will discontinue PAR-13-127 "NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows in MD-PhD Programs (F31)". New applications will be accepted by NINDS for this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) through the April 8, 2014, due date (May 7, 2014, for AIDS and AIDS-related applications). In order to accommodate applicants who need to revise and resubmit their fellowship applications, NINDS will accept resubmission applications (A1) through the December 8, 2014, due date (January 7, 2015, for AIDS and AIDS-related applications). Starting with the April 8, 2014, fellowship application due date, applicants may submit F30 applications to NINDS to support their dual-degree training using the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowship (Parent F30). Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EDT Temporal Dynamics of Neurophysiological Patterns as Potential Targets for Treating Cognitive Deficits in Brain Disorders http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/pa/PAR-14-153.htm http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/pa/PAR-14-153.htm The NIMH and NINDS announce funding opportunities for proposals to test whether modifying electrophysiological patterns during behavior can improve cognitive abilities.  (R01, PAR-14-153, l and R21, PAR-14-158) Applications are due on the standard NIH deadlines. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EDT Notice to Clarify Intellectual Property Requirements for PAR-11-344 "NeuroNEXT Infrastructure Resource Access (X01)" http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/notice/NOT-NS-14-019.htm http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/notice/NOT-NS-14-019.htm Applicants should make note of the following: (1) The applicants from industry must hold intellectual property (IP) rights to the investigational agent/device proposed for study. However, applicants from non-profits do not need to hold IP rights to the investigational agent/device under study. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EDT Notice of NINDS Participation in PAR-14-092 "Bioengineering Research Partnerships (BRP) (R01)" http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/notice/NOT-NS-14-014.htm http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/notice/NOT-NS-14-014.htm The purpose of this Notice is to inform applicants that the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has joined the funding opportunity announcement PAR-14-092, entitled “Bioengineering Research Partnerships (BRP) (R01)”, effective immediately. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST Notice of Updates to the National Robotics Initiative (NRI) http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/notice/NOT-EB-13-005.htm http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/funding_announcements/notice/NOT-EB-13-005.htm The NIH is collaborating on a multi-agency funding opportunity, the National Robotics Initiative (NRI) (http://www.nsf.gov/funding//pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503641), whose goal is to accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside, or cooperatively with, people (http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14500/nsf14500.htm). Innovative robotics research and applications emphasizing the realization of such co-robots acting in direct support of a human are supported by multiple agencies of the federal government including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This initiative will facilitate the development of the next generation of robotics, particularly co-robotics, and encourage existing and new communities to focus on innovative application areas. Collaboration between academic, industry, non-profit and other organizations is strongly encouraged to establish better linkages between fundamental science and technology development and use. The NIH encourages robotics research and technology development to enhance health, lengthen life and reduce illness and disability. Specifically, the participating NIH institutes are interested in targeting this solicitation tosupport the development of assistive robotic technology to achieve functional independence in humans; improve quality of life; assist with behavioral therapy and personalized care; and promote wellness/health. The most significant challenges will be in addressing safety issues, especially for applications to be used in home-based and long-term care settings where integration of complex systems will be required. Additionally, these assistive robots need to quickly adapt to changes of the user and the environment. Human assistive devices should be designed to assist healthcare providers and as well as the individuals needing care. Development of robotic applications is important to NIH because of their potential significant impact on healthcare in the future. Human assistive devices will revolutionize healthcare in the next 20 years as much as personal electronics have changed our daily lives in the past two decades. Affordable and accessible robotic technology can facilitate wellness and personalized healthcare. Continual health assessment and personalized intervention have the potential to offset the shrinking size of the healthcare workforce and the growing elderly and disabled population. In the future, assistive robotics will enable people to engage in all aspects of human life with endurance and dignity. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST