The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites applications for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) exploratory/development research grant program. This announcement is made together with 16 other components of the NIH.*
The evolution and vitality of the biomedical sciences require a constant infusion of new ideas, techniques, and points of view. These may differ substantially from current thinking or practice and may not yet be supported by substantial preliminary data. The NIH seeks to foster the introduction of novel scientific ideas, model systems, tools, agents, targets, and technologies that have the potential to substantially advance biomedical research. This initiative is intended to encourage new exploratory and developmental research projects that may involve considerable risk but lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.
Applications submitted under this initiative should be exploratory and novel. The studies should break new ground or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications. Long-term projects and projects designed to increase knowledge in a well-established area will not be considered.
For more information, potential applicants should contact the NINDS Referral Officer; telephone: 301-496-9223; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*For a full list of supporting NIH components and a more detailed description of this announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-181.html.