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Funding News - Applications for Collaborative Neurological Sciences Award Sought

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invite applications for the Collaborative Neurological Sciences Award.*

The purpose of the award is to encourage collaborative research among scientists at minority institutions and grantees from leading research laboratories that have NIH or equivalent grant support to conduct neuroscience research. The award will support a research project in which the applicant and collaborating neuroscientist(s) work in a clearly defined area of mutual research interest. The project should consist of a research plan that involves a collaborative effort among the participating investigators, each of whom will be conducting a portion of the total research project in his/her own laboratory. Examples of the collaborative interactions include sharing ideas and data, and exchanging research techniques and expertise.

Examples of potential areas of interest include: stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases and disorders; episodic neurological states, such as epilepsy, chronobiology, circadian rhythms, and sleep; tumors of the nervous system; demyelinating and immunologically mediated disorders of the nervous system; neuro-AIDS and other viral-associated diseases of the nervous system; neuropsychiatric aspects of HIV/AIDS; neuromuscular and peripheral nerve disorders; fundamental neural processes; sensory and motor processes; pain; neurodegenerative diseases and disorders; trauma and injury to the nervous system; repair and plasticity of the nervous system; behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, including language processing; neurogenetics; nervous system development; and neurological impacts associated with drugs of abuse and the medical/mental/biological consequences and co-morbidity related to chronic drug use.

For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Gayathri Jeyarasasingam, Program Director, Office of Minority Health and Research, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2149, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone: 301-496-3102; fax: 301-594-5929; e-mail: .

*For a more detailed description of this program announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: