Funding Opportunities for NINDS Grantees

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  • NIH Director's Initiative
    Dr. Francis Collins has identified 5 opportunities for research at NIH, including: Applying Genomics and other High-Throughput Technologies; Translating Basic Science Discoveries into New and Better Treatments; Using Science to Enable Health Care Reform; Focusing on Global Health; and Reinvigorating the Biomedical Research Community. The following FOA, supported by Recovery Act funds, will support projects that address research endeavors in one or more of these five thematic areas:
    • Recovery Act Limited Competition: NIH Directors Opportunity for Research in Five Thematic Areas (RC4) RFA-OD-10-005.
      Application Due Date: March 15, 2010


  • OppNet Initiatives
    OppNet is a newly-launched trans-NIH initiative to expand the agency's funding of basic behavioral and social sciences research. Basic-BSSR furthers our understanding of fundamental mechanisms and patterns of behavioral and social functioning, relevant to the Nation's health and well-being, as they interact with each other, with biology and the environment. The following OppNet FOAs are supported by funds from the Recovery Act:
    • NIH OppNet Short-term Career Development Awards (K18) RFA-OD-10-003.
      Application Due Date: February 28, 2010
    • Competitive Revision Applications (R01, R03, R15, R21, R21/R33, and R37) through the NIH OppNet NOT-OD-10-032
      Application Due Date: March 2, 2010
    • Competitive Revision Applications (R01, R03, R15, R21, R21/R33, and R37) for HIV/AIDS-related Research through the NIH OppNet NOT-OD-10-033
      Application Due Date: March 25, 2010
    • Competitive Revision Applications for SBIR and STTR grants (R43/R44 and R41/R42) through the NIH OppNet NOT-OD-10-034
      Application Due Date: March 25, 2010


  • Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Initiatives
    CER, as defined by the Federal Coordinating Council, is the conduct and synthesis of research comparing the benefits and harms of different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor health conditions in "real world" settings. The purpose of this research is to improve health outcomes by developing and disseminating evidence-based information to patients, clinicians, and other decision-makers, responding to their expressed needs about which interventions are most effective for which patients under specific circumstances. The following CER FOAs are supported by funds from the Recovery Act:
    • Behavioral Economics for Nudging the Implementation of CER: Clinical Trials (RC4) RFA-OD-10-001
      Application Due Date: April 7, 2010
    • Behavioral Economics for Nudging the Implementation of CER: Pilot Research (RC4) RFA-OD-10-002
      Application Due Date: March 19, 2010
    • Methodology Development in CER (RC4) RFA-OD-10-009
      Application Due Date: February 26, 2010
    • Institutional CER Mentored Career Development Award (KM1) RFA-OD-10-011
      Application Due Date: February 26, 2010
    • Administrative Supplements for CER Workforce Development NOT-OD10-037
      Application Due Date: March 1, 2010

Last updated March 11, 2010