NIH encourages applications for the Rapid Access to Interventional Development (NIH-RAID) Program.
This announcement is an NIH Roadmap Initiative. The NIH Roadmap is an innovative approach to accelerate fundamental discovery and translate that knowledge into effective prevention strategies and new treatments.
Promising ideas for novel therapeutic interventions can sometimes encounter roadblocks in the pipeline of preclinical development. Translation can be aided by alliances with corporate or other private sector partners, but high risk ideas or therapies for uncommon disorders frequently do not attract private-sector investment. The NIH Roadmap established NIH-RAID to provide certain critical resources needed for developing new therapeutic agents. The program aims to reduce some of the common barriers between laboratory discoveries and clinical trials of new therapeutic entities.
Potential applicants should contact Tony Jackson, program analyst, NIH-RAID; telephone: 301-594-4660; email: email@example.com. For more information visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-027.html.