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Funding News - NINDS Exploratory or Developmental Projects in Translational Research Sought

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) encourages applications for exploratory or developmental projects in translational research.*

Translational research applies ideas, insights, and discoveries generated through basic scientific inquiry to the treatment or prevention of human disease. In many cases, developmental work must be completed before the basic research results can be translated into effective therapies. A key requirement for successful therapeutic development is the characterization of new assays, models, tools, and technologies that provide for reliable discovery and testing of therapeutic approaches.

Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to: identification of targets for therapeutic intervention; development of assays that permit preliminary screening of candidate therapeutics; animal model development for further evaluation of candidate therapeutics and/or toxicology studies; development of tools and technologies that can be directly used for therapy development; preliminary identification of candidate therapeutics that can be evaluated through further preclinical testing; and testing of therapeutics for efficacy in cell-based or animal models of a neurological disorder.

For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Thomas Miller, Program Director, Technology Development Group, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2139, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone: 301-496-1779; fax: 301-402-1501; e-mail:

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