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Expiration Date: Thursday, December 10, 2026 NOFO Number: RFA-MD-24-007 Release Date: Friday, March 8, 2024 Notice Type: RFA
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of improving minority health and/or reducing and ultimately eliminating health disparities in one or more NIH-defined populations that experience health disparities. Appropriate technologies should be effective, affordable, and culturally acceptable.
Expiration Date: Thursday, December 10, 2026 NOFO Number: RFA-MD-24-006 Release Date: Friday, March 8, 2024 Notice Type: RFA
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of improving minority health and/or reducing and ultimately eliminating health disparities in one or more populations that experience health disparities. Appropriate technologies should be effective, affordable, and culturally acceptable.
Expiration Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2026 NOFO Number: NOT-AI-24-022 Release Date: Friday, March 8, 2024 Notice Type: Notice of Special Interest
NIAID announces the availability of funds for administrative supplement awards to promote the development of pediatric chemical research models and medical countermeasures (MCM) discovery under the Chemical Countermeasures Research Program (CCRP). There is currently an unmet need in understanding the natural history, pathophysiology, and treatment of critical illness in infants, children, adolescents, and young adults after exposure to highly toxic DHS-designated Chemicals of Concern (CoCs). The administrative supplement funds are intended to support pilot preclinical projects by CCRP-supported researchers that focus on 1) Basic research to elucidate mechanistic differences in susceptibility to CoCs between pediatric and adult populations and/or 2) Applied research towards the discovery and early development of pediatric-safe MCMs.
Research Category: Pain Expiration Date: Friday, January 8, 2027 NOFO Number: PA-24-141 Release Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Notice Type: PA

The purpose of the NIH Research Conference Grant (R13) is to support high quality conferences that are relevant to the public health and to the scientific mission of the participating Institutes and Centers.

Expiration Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2026 NOFO Number: PAR-24-108 Release Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 Notice Type: PAR
The purpose of the NINDS Institutional Translational Research Training Program is to equip trainees with the knowledge and skills needed to advance basic research toward clinical application. These programs will support, students and/or postdocs conducting basic, disease-relevant research in an environment that includes 1) basic neuroscientists and clinicians who are actively engaged in collaborative research projects, 2) neuroscience researchers with expertise in translational processes who are conducting research designed to move basic discoveries toward clinical application and 3) relationships with industry and government regulatory agencies. Programs will have a cohesive educational approach to translational training in areas relevant to the NINDS mission, and in which students and postdocs learn the processes involved in translational research in the context of their individual projects. Programs supported by this FOA must include activities that ensure a thorough understanding of experimental design, strong statistical and analytical skills, and skills for communicating science with a wide variety of audiences. These programs are intended to be 2 years in duration and support training of one or more of the following groups: advanced predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and fellowship-stage clinicians. Upon completion of the program, trainees will be prepared to address basic research problems with an understanding of the requirements for translating discoveries into viable therapies.
Expiration Date: Friday, January 29, 2027 NOFO Number: PAR-24-151 Release Date: Friday, February 23, 2024 Notice Type: PAR
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage investigators to pursue translational activities and small clinical studies to advance the development of therapeutic, and diagnostic devices for disorders that affect the nervous or neuromuscular systems. Activities supported in this program include implementation of clinical prototype devices, non-clinical safety and efficacy testing, design verification and validation activities, obtaining an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for a Significant Risk (SR) study or Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for a Non-Significant Risk (NSR) study, as well as a subsequent small clinical study. The clinical study is expected to provide information about the device function or final design that cannot be practically obtained through additional non-clinical assessments (e.g., bench top or animal studies) due to the novelty of the device or its intended use. This FOA is a milestone-driven cooperative agreement program and will involve participation of NIH program staff in negotiating the final project plan before award and monitoring of research progress.
Expiration Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2024 NOFO Number: RFA-AG-25-002 Release Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Notice Type: RFA
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) invites applications for a U54 Specialized Center (henceforth: Consortium) to provide resources, expertise, and coordination to advance innovative, high-quality research on palliative care for those with serious illness across the lifespan. This research infrastructure will encompass Alzheimers disease and Alzheimers disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD), cancer, and other serious illnesses and populations relevant to the partnering Institutes, Centers, and Offices (ICOs). NIH currently funds many palliative care research projects across the ICOs, and there is a need for a structure to leverage synergies, coordinate efforts, develop the scientific workforce, and address remaining gaps in the field. The goals of this initiative include generating new scientific knowledge, in part through supporting pilot and exploratory studies; fostering development of early- and mid-career palliative care investigators; serving as a national platform to provide research resources and facilitate high-quality palliative care research; engaging healthcare systems and community-based organizations as research partners and settings for palliative care research; and disseminating research findings, best practices, data, and other impactful resources to the palliative care research and clinical communities. An important focus of the Consortiums work will be on facilitating research to understand and address disparities in access, quality, and use of palliative care services for health disparities populations or in underserved areas.
Expiration Date: Saturday, January 18, 2025 NOFO Number: RFA-MH-25-100 Release Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 Notice Type: RFA
This BRAIN Initiative Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to scale up efforts for viral, non-viral, transgenic, and gene regulatory element screening technologies and create reagent resources to access brain cell types. This NOFO is part of the BRAIN Initiative Armamentarium for Brain Cell Access transformative project. Reagent development efforts will apply gene transfer, gene regulation, genome engineering, activity sensor/effector, and atlasing technologies for use in both genetically tractable and less tractable systems, including primates and human tissue, which are relevant for future translational efforts. Reagent validation studies will provide feedback to improve scaled resources, informed by deeper understanding of neural gene transfer and regulation mechanisms. Precise targeting could ultimately aid in human disorders, for example, by providing access for gene editors to specific cell types to repair mutations.
Expiration Date: Thursday, July 2, 2026 NOFO Number: RFA-MH-25-105 Release Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 Notice Type: RFA
This BRAIN Initiative Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support scaled reagent production and distribution facilities involving technologies to access brain cell types. Facilities for production and distribution of these reagents by a broad and diverse set of neuroscientists will be encouraged. This NOFO is part of the BRAIN Initiative Armamentarium for Brain Cell Access transformative project. Efforts will be supported to produce and distribute gene transfer, gene regulation, and genome engineering reagents for use in both genetically tractable and less tractable systems, including primates and human tissue, which are relevant for future translational efforts. Reagents to be produced and distributed are those designed and validated under other NOFOs from the Armamentarium transformative project.
Expiration Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2024 NOFO Number: RFA-NS-24-032 Release Date: Friday, February 16, 2024 Notice Type: RFA
This NOFO would support development and validation of novel clinically- and/or pathophysiologically-relevant human cellular models of ADRD. The cellular model systems would be expected to capture the multi-faceted pathologies and multiple cell types observed in ADRDs. Validation includes internal, face, construct, and predictive (to the extent possible) validation. These models can be developed/validated with the goal of supporting therapy development or better understanding of human disease mechanisms and mechanisms that uncover predisposition to developing neurodegenerative dementias. Human cellular models need to be novel, complex, and address a gap in the currently available models. Multidisciplinary teams will be highly encouraged. Leveraging the use of and depositing new cells into existing NIH cell repository resources will also be encouraged.
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