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Funding News - Small Molecule Probes for the Nervous System

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NINDS invites grant applications to optimize small molecule probes for the nervous system.  This announcement is made together with 5 other NIH components and is supported by 3 funding mechanisms:  R21, R41/R42, and R43/R44.

This initiative encourages institutions, organizations, and small businesses to develop new small molecule probes to investigate biological function in the nervous system using advanced medicinal chemistry and the biological testing of compounds.  Eligible investigators will have identified probe candidates via screening of small molecule collections, using in vitro assays of biological activity developed to interrogate these collections, and be able to show that the structural features of these small molecules are related to their biological activity.

Potential applicants should contact Dr. Mark Scheideler, senior scientific officer, Molecular Libraries Technology Development, NINDS; telephone: 301-496-1779; email:  For more information visit