The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) requests applications for institutional clinical and translational science awards.
This request is an NIH Roadmap Initiative. The NIH Roadmap is an innovative approach to accelerate fundamental discovery and translate that knowledge into effective prevention strategies and new treatments. All NIH institutes and centers participate in Roadmap Initiatives.
Growing barriers between clinical and basic research, along with the ever increasing complexities involved in conducting clinical research, are making it more difficult to translate new knowledge to the clinic-and back again to the bench. These challenges are limiting professional interest in the field and hampering the clinical research enterprise at a time when it should be expanding. The purpose of this initiative is to assist institutions in creating uniquely transformative, novel, and integrative academic homes for clinical and translational science that have the resources to train and advance cadres of well-trained multi- and inter-disciplinary investigators and research teams with access to innovative research tools and information technologies to promote the application of new knowledge and techniques to patient care.
Letters of Intent Receipt Date: December 18, 2006.
Application Receipt Date: January 17, 2007.
For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Anthony Hayward, Division for Clinical Research Resources, NCRR; telephone: 301-435-0791; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For a more detailed description of this announcement, visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-07-002.html. For more information on the NIH Roadmap, visit http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/.