Find Your Program Director

Find Your Program Director

What brings you here today?

I have a question about Training and Career Development and/or Diversity programs or fellowships.

Please visit NINDS Funding Opportunity Announcements. Enter your search criteria, select an FOA, and see Section VII. Agency Contacts to find the Program Official(s) to contact.

What are you trying to develop?

If your hypothesis includes an intervention, which topic best represents your research?

You should contact a Program Director in the Neuroethics Program: Khara Ramos, PhD (Director)

You should contact a Program Director in the Office of Global Health and Health Disparities:
Richard Benson, MD, PhD (Director)
Stacey Chambers, MS (Project Manager)

You should contact the Office of Research Quality:
Shai Silberberg, PhD (Director)
Devon Crawford, PhD (Program Manager)

Which of these general research areas does your project fit into?

Your project seems to fit the Channels, Synapses & Circuits cluster.
Below are the research areas managed by individual Program Officials. Which area best matches your research project?

Your project seems to fit the Neural Environment cluster.
Below are the research areas managed by individual Program Officials. Which area best matches your research project?

Your project seems to fit the Neurodegeneration cluster.
Below are the research areas managed by individual Program Officials. Which area best matches your research project?

Your project seems to fit the Neurogenetics cluster.
Below are the research areas managed by individual Program Officials. Which area best matches your research project?

Your project seems to fit the Repair & Plasticity cluster.
Below are the research areas managed by individual Program Officials. Which area best matches your research project?

Your project seems to fit the Systems & Cognitive Neuroscience cluster. Below are the research areas managed by individual Program Officials. Which area best matches your research project?

The best person for you to contact is:
Severn (Ben) Churn, PhD

The best person for you to contact is:
Miriam Leenders, PhD

The best person for you to contact is:
Edmund (Ned) Talley , PhD

The best person for you to contact is:
George Umanah, PhD

The best person for you to contact is:
Vicky Whittemore, PhD

Enter your abstract or specific aims into the NIH RePORTER Matchmaker Tool.

The best person for you to contact is:
Francesca Bosetti, PhD, PharmD

The best person for you to contact is:
Jane Fountain, PhD

The best person for you to contact is:
Jim Koenig, PhD

The best person for you to contact is:
Ursula Utz, PhD

The best person for you to contact is:
May Wong, PhD

Enter your abstract or specific aims into the NIH RePORTER “Matchmaker” Tool.

Health Program Specialists manage referral of incoming applications for their cluster. Email them your abstract or specific aims, and they will direct you to the right person.
William Daley, PhD

The best person for you to contact is:
Tom Cheever, PhD

The best person for you to contact is:
Roderick Corriveau, PhD

The best person for you to contact is:
Amelie Gubitz, PhD

The best person for you to contact is:
Linda McGavern, PhD

The best person for you to contact is:
Daniel Miller, PhD

The best person for you to contact is:
Beth-Anne Sieber, PhD

The best person for you to contact is:
Christine Swanson-Fischer, PhD

The best person for you to contact is:
Keith W. Whitaker, PhD

Enter your abstract or specific aims into the NIH RePORTER “Matchmaker” Tool.

Health Program Specialists manage referral of incoming applications for their cluster. Email them your abstract or specific aims, and they will direct you to the right person.
Jane Hettinger, PhD
Amber McCartney, PhD
Rebecca Price, PhD

The best person for you to contact is: Laura Mamounas, PhD

The best person for you to contact is: Jill Morris, PhD

The best person for you to contact is: Glen Nuckolls, PhD

The best person for you to contact is: Robert Riddle, PhD

The best person for you to contact is: Ran Zhang, PhD

Enter your abstract or specific aims into the NIH RePORTER “Matchmaker” Tool.

Health Program Specialists manage referral of incoming applications for their cluster. Email them your abstract or specific aims, and they will direct you to the right person.

Crystal Lee, PhD
Maripierre Surpris, PhD

The best person for you to contact is: Linda Bambrick, PhD

The best person for you to contact is: Patrick Bellgowan, PhD

The best person for you to contact is: Sahana N. Kukke, PhD

The best person for you to contact is: Tim LaVaute, PhD

The best person for you to contact is: Debra Babcock, MD, PhD

The best person for you to contact is: Daofen Chen, PhD

The best person for you to contact is: Karen David, PhD

The best person for you to contact is: Jim Gnadt, PhD

The best person for you to contact is: Janet He, PhD

The best person for you to contact is: DP Mohapatra, PhD

The best person for you to contact is: Michael Oshinsky, PhD

Enter your abstract or specific aims into the NIH RePORTER “Matchmaker” Tool.

Health Program Specialists manage referral of incoming applications for their cluster. Email them your abstract or specific aims, and they will direct you to the right person.
Hsiao Yu (Christina) Fang, PhD
Marie Gill, MS
Alex Tuttle, PhD

Learn more about Translational Devices

Consider the IGNITE Program

Do you have a compound that shows promising activity in a disease model?

Can you fill out our Compound Profile Table, with no liabilities?

Consider the IGNITE Program for small throughput assay development.

Are you a small business?

Do you have assays that can be used or optimized for structure activity relationship (SAR) studies?

Consider the Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network SBIR U44 award (PAR-20-111), with entry at the Development stage.Email Dr. Charles Cywin to confirm.

Consider the Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network UG3/UH3 award (PAR-20-122), with entry at the Development stage. Email Dr. Charles Cywin to confirm.

Consider the Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network SBIR U44 award (PAR-20-111), with entry at the Development stage.Email Dr. Charles Cywin to confirm.

Consider the Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network UG3/UH3 award (PAR-20-122), with entry at the Development stage. Email Dr. Charles Cywin to confirm.

Consider PA-19-171 Comparative Effectiveness Research
Opportunity: PA-19-171 CE Research
Contact: Adam Hartman

Consider programs at NINR or NCCIH

Learn more about SIREN
FOA PAR-18-304
Contact Jeremy Brown

Learn more about StrokeNet
PAR-20-285 and PAR-18-563
Contact Scott Janis

Which phase is your research?

Does your intervention involve a pain therapeutic drug or device?

Learn more about NeuroNext
Opprtunity PAR-18-628 and PAR-18-528
Program Officer Codrin Lungulunguci@ninds.nih.gov

Learn more about: PAR-18-420 NINDS Exploratory Clinical Trials
Program Officer: Jeremy Brown Jeremy.brown@nih.gov

Learn more about: PAR-18-422
Program Officer: Jeremy BrownJeremy.brown@nih.gov

Learn more about: EPPIC-Net
Contact: Barbara Karp eppicnet@ninds.nih.gov

Nervous System Organ outside CNS or Unique Population

Consider Other ICs

Where are you in the grant application process?

You should contact someone in our Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity: The mission of OPEN is to represent NINDS at all levels of NIH in matters pertaining to NINDS workforce diversity and to develop and implement specific funding opportunities for training and career development programs to facilitate a diverse scientific workforce in the neurosciences. Michelle Jones-London, PhD (Chief), Lauren Ullrich, PhD (Program Director), or Marguerite Matthews, PhD (Scientific Program Manager)

Which of these grants would you like to learn more about?

Which of these grants would you like to learn more about?

Which of these grants would you like to learn more about?

Which of these grants would you like to learn more about?

Which of these grants would you like to learn more about?

My question is not answered in the FAQs. Whom should I contact?

Select the predoctoral award that applies to you.

Select the postdoctoral award the applies to you.

You should contact someone in our Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity: The mission of OPEN is to represent NINDS at all levels of NIH in matters pertaining to NINDS workforce diversity and to develop and implement specific funding opportunities for training and career development programs to facilitate a diverse scientific workforce in the neurosciences. Michelle Jones-London, PhD (Chief), Lauren Ullrich, PhD (Program Director), or Marguerite Matthews, PhD (Scientific Program Manager)

You should contact someone in our Office of Training & Career Development: OTCD develops, implements, and evaluates training and career development programs and activities to facilitate the creation of a future scientific workforce in the neurosciences.Stephen Korn, PhD (Director), K. Rezaizadeh, PhD (Health Program Specialist), or Michael Tennekoon, PhD (Health Program Specialist)

Review the following resources to determine if your grant is a good fit.
NINDS Missions Statement
NIH Matchmaker tool
Find funding opportunities

Find Funding Opportunity Announcements and contact the individual listed as the point of contact.

You should contact someone in our Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity or Office of Training & Career Development
Find information and FAQsabout the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

See this article about Paylines, Percentiles, and Success Rates or this article on Scoring Guidance.

See this article on the Peer Review process or this article on Grant Application Overview.

Which Award fits your interests?

Which Award fits your interests?

Which Award fits your interests?

Which Award fits your interests?

Which Award fits your interests?

Which Award fits your interests?

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Several NIAID investigators have graciously agreed to share their exceptional applications and summary statements as samples to help the research community. Below the list of applications, you'll also find example forms, sharing plans, letters, emails, and more. Find more guidance at NIAID's Apply for a Grant.

Health Program Specialists manage referral of incoming applications for their cluster. Email them your abstract or specific aims, and they will direct you to the right person.
Heidi Galicia, PhD and Crystal Lantz, PhD

Enter your abstract or specific aims into the NIH RePORTER Matchmaker Tool.

Health Program Specialists manage referral of incoming applications for their cluster. Email them your abstract or specific aims, and they will direct you to the right person.
Rebecca Berman, PhD
Kalynda Stokes, PhD