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Expiration Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 NOFO Number: PAR-21-168 Release Date: Monday, May 10, 2021 Notice Type: PAR
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on research experiences for high school or undergraduate students or science teachers during the summer academic break. The proposed program needs to fit within the mission of the participating IC that the application is being submitted to and should not have a general STEM focus (see below and Table of IC-Specific Information and Points of Contact).
Research Category: Clinical Trials Research, Small Business Expiration Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 NOFO Number: PAR-21-223 Release Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Notice Type: PAR

This FOA encourages applications for exploratory clinical trials of investigational agents (drugs, biologics, surgical therapies or devices) that may contribute to the justification for and provide the data required for designing a future trial, for biomarker validation studies, or for proof of mechanism clinical studies. Diseases chosen for study should be based on the NINDS' strategic plan and clinical research interests (www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/areas/index.htm). Successful applicants will be given access to the NeuroNEXT infrastructure. Following peer review, NINDS will prioritize and order trials that are given access to the NeuroNEXT infrastructure. The NeuroNEXT Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) will work with the successful applicant to efficiently implement the proposed study. The NeuroNEXT Data Coordinating Center (DCC) will provide statistical and data management support. The NeuroNEXT clinical sites will provide recruitment/retention support as well as on-site implementation of the clinical protocol. Applicants do not need to be part of the existing NeuroNEXT infrastructure.

Research Category: Clinical Trials Research Expiration Date: Friday, September 6, 2024 NOFO Number: PAR-21-224 Release Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Notice Type: PAR

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages small business applications for exploratory clinical trials of investigational agents (drugs, biologics, surgical therapies or devices) that may contribute to the justification for and provide the data required for designing clinical studies. Diseases chosen for study should be based on the NINDS strategic plan and clinical research interests (www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/areas/index.htm).

Expiration Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024 NOFO Number: PAR-21-233 Release Date: Friday, April 23, 2021 Notice Type: PAR
The Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network for Biologics (BPN-Biologics) provides support for biologic-based therapeutic discovery and development, from lead optimization through phase I clinical testing. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports preclinical discovery and development of potential therapeutic Biotechnology Products and Biologics including, but not limited to, large biologic macromolecules, (e.g., proteins, antibodies, and peptides), gene-based therapies (i.e., oligonucleotide- and viral-based), cell therapies, and novel emerging therapies (e.g., microbial and microbiome therapies). Applicants will collaborate with NIH-funded consultants and can augment their project with NIH contract research organizations (CROs) that specialize in manufacturing, scaling, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, and Phase I clinical testing. BPN-Biologics awardee institutions retain their assignment of IP rights and gain assignment of IP rights from the BPN-Biologics contractors (and thereby control the patent prosecution and licensing negotiations) for biotherapeutic candidates developed in this program.
Research Category: Pain Expiration Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 NOFO Number: PAR-21-234 Release Date: Friday, April 23, 2021 Notice Type: PAR

(Reissue of PAR-18-490) The purpose of the NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01) is to diversify the pool of independent neuroscience research investigators by providing junior faculty with research cost support, protected research time and career stage appropriate professional development mentorship in neuroscience research. Individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research are eligible for support under this award if they have doctoral research degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) and are in the first 3 years of a faculty tenure track or equivalent position at the time of application. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary study to a clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.

Expiration Date: Sunday, March 31, 2024 NOFO Number: NOT-NS-21-047 Release Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021 Notice Type: Notice of Special Interest
The purpose of this NOSI is to encourage eligible NINDS awardees in the Alzheimers Disease and Alzheimers Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) research community to apply for administrative supplements in response to PA-21-071, "Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research," or any reissues of this announcement through the expiration date of this Notice. The NIH has a strong interest in the diversity of the NIH-funded workforce (see NOT-OD-20-031 for details) and encourages institutions to diversify their student populations by enhancing the participation of individuals from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences. Goal 1 of The National Plan to Address Alzheimers Disease is to prevent and effectively treat AD/ADRD by 2025. This initiative addresses the critical need to increase the number of health professionals who are trained to meet the expanding demand for cognitive impairment and dementia diagnosis, care, and clinical research to meet Goal 1.
Research Category: Pain Expiration Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 NOFO Number: PAR-21-153 Release Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021 Notice Type: PAR

(Reissue of PAR-18-486) The purpose of the NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01) is to diversify the pool of independent neuroscience research investigators by providing junior faculty with research cost support, protected research time and career stage appropriate professional development mentorship in neuroscience research. Individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research are eligible for support under this award if they have doctoral research degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) and are in the first 3 years of a faculty tenure track or equivalent position at the time of application. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing to serve as the lead investigator of an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or a separate ancillary study to an existing trial, as part of their research and career development. NINDS will only accept applications to this FOA that propose human mechanistic trials/studies that meet NIH's definition of a clinical trial and that fall within the NINDS research priorities. Applicants are strongly advised to consult with NINDS program staff prior to submitting an application with human subjects to determine the appropriate funding opportunity.

Expiration Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 NOFO Number: PAR-21-181 Release Date: Monday, April 5, 2021 Notice Type: PAR
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is issued by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to enable submission of program project grant applications that propose to conduct innovative, interactive research to answer significant scientific questions that are important for the mission of NINDS, via a synergistic collaboration between outstanding scientists who might not otherwise collaborate. The program project grant is designed to support research in which the funding of several interdependent highly meritorious projects as a group offers significant scientific advantages over support of these same projects as individual research grants.
Expiration Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2025 NOFO Number: PA-21-201 Release Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Notice Type: PA
Reissue of the PA-18-401. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research grant applications to support research designed to elucidate the etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and optimal means of service delivery in relation to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Expiration Date: Sunday, March 17, 2024 NOFO Number: PA-21-200 Release Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Notice Type: PA
Reissue of the PA-18-400. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research grant applications to support research designed to elucidate the etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and optimal means of service delivery in relation to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
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