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Funding News - Applications Sought for Collaborative Neurological Sciences Awards

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS (CMHRA) invite applications for collaborative neurological sciences (CNS) awards.*

The NINDS, NIDA, and NIMH CMHRA are committed to expanding neuroscience research opportunities for faculty, students, and fellows at minority institutions.  The purpose of the CNS award is to encourage collaborative research investigations among scientists at minority institutions and grantees from leading research laboratories who have NIH or equivalent grant support to conduct neuroscience research.   Funding from the CNS award will lead to joint research efforts and publications, shared resources, exchange of techniques, and other scientific act ivities to enable applicants at minority institutions to successfully compete for independent research funding during the performance period of award.

Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to:  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 (basic and clinical) and other viral-associated diseases of the nervous system; HIV infection of the central nervous system; neuropsychiatric risks, complications, and treatment related to hiv infection in the brain; neuromuscular and peripheral nerve disorders; fundamental neural processes; pain; neurodegenerative diseases and disorders; trauma and injury to the nervous system; repair and plasticity of the nervous system; behavioral and cognitive neuroscience; 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. Alfred Gordon, Associate Direct or, 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: