The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) encourages applications for exploratory or developmental bioengineering research grants. This announcement is made together with 15 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).*
Bioengineering integrates physical, chemical, or mathematical sciences and engineering principles into biological, medical, behavioral, or health studies. It advances fundamental concepts, creates knowledge from the molecular to the organ systems level, and develops innovative biologics, materials, processes, implants, devices, and informatics approaches for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, patient rehabilitation, and strategies for improving health.
Examples of potential areas of research interest include: development of molecular probes for imaging of structure or function; new imaging modalities; organ culture systems; biomaterials or engineered tissues; development or evaluation of prostheses; medical implants, biomembranes, or sensors; tools for robotic or non-invasive surgery; microarrays or other tools for genomics; combination or other techniques for high-throughput screening; techniques for bioprocessing; biomechanics of tissue injury or repair, and standing or walking; interactions between biomaterials and living systems; drug, gene, or cellular therapeutic delivery systems; and interaction of magnetic or other fields with biological systems.
For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. William Heetderks, Associate Director for Science Program, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), Democracy II, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5469; telephone: 301-451-4772; fax: 301-480-4973; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a full list of supporting NIH components and a more detailed description of this program announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-058.html.