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Expiration Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2027 NOFO Number: RFA-MH-24-280 Release Date: Friday, June 16, 2023 Notice Type: RFA
The purpose of this Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is to encourage applications that will develop and validate novel tools to facilitate the detailed analysis of complex circuits and provide insights into cellular interactions that underlie brain function. The new tools and technologies should inform and/or exploit cell-type and/or circuit-level specificity. Plans for validating the utility of the tool/technology will be an essential feature of a successful application. The development of new genetic and non-genetic tools for delivering genes, proteins and chemicals to cells of interest or approaches that are expected to target specific cell types and/or circuits in the nervous system with greater precision and sensitivity than currently established methods are encouraged. Tools that can be used in a number of species/model organisms rather than those restricted to a single species are highly desired. Applications that provide approaches that break through existing technical barriers to substantially improve current capabilities are highly encouraged.
Expiration Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2026 NOFO Number: NOT-MH-23-260 Release Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023 Notice Type: Notice of Special Interest
The National Institute of Mental Health is issuing this Notice to replace PA-20-151, Eradication of HIV-1 from Central Nervous system Reservoirs (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Expiration Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2026 NOFO Number: NOT-MH-23-280 Release Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023 Notice Type: Notice of Special Interest
The National Institute of Mental Health is issuing this Notice to highlight interest in Neuropathogenesis of CNS Complications in People with HIV
Expiration Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2026 NOFO Number: NOT-MH-23-255 Release Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023 Notice Type: Notice of Special Interest
The National Institute of Mental Health is issuing this Notice to highlight interest in Clinical Studies of CNS Complications in People with HIV
Expiration Date: Saturday, September 27, 2025 NOFO Number: PAR-23-178 Release Date: Monday, June 12, 2023 Notice Type: PAR
This NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) is a flexible and specialized program designed to foster the development of neuroscience researchers from diverse backgrounds, including from underrepresented groups across career stages. Thus, it encourages applications from applicant organizations that propose innovative mentoring and professional development activities in the mission area(s) of the NINDS and/or NIMH. This Neuroscience Diversity R25 initiative will focus on factors that have been shown to affect retention of underrepresented graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and junior faculty in neuroscience research such as mentoring, scientific networks, professional development, and attention to the structural and institutional environment regarding inclusion (http://acd.od.nih.gov/dbr.htm; Structure and Belonging: Pathways to Success for Underrepresented Minority and Women Ph.D. Students in STEM Fields; The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM).The NIH expects applicant institutions to propose programs that will lead to an improvement in the professional development, mentoring and technical expertise of individuals who are individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that are nationally underrepresented in neuroscience research. Programs that target transitions and/or more than one career stage for neuroscience career advancement and progression are strongly encouraged. This initiative will support the development of collaborative research education partnerships that will increase participants awareness and interest in the neurosciences, develop participants scientific knowledge and research skills that will allow them to progress and transition to more advanced neuroscience-related research education and training activities. Proposed program interventions to enhance workforce diversity in response to this FOA should also focus on asset models and leadership opportunities, rat
Expiration Date: Monday, May 26, 2025 NOFO Number: PAR-23-199 Release Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2023 Notice Type: PAR
NIH established a clinical genomics infrastructure to develop an openly accessible knowledgebase that promotes data sharing and provides standardized infrastructure and tools for determining the clinical relevance of genetic variants through two initiatives: the Clinical Genomics Resource (ClinGen) and the Clinical Variant Database (ClinVar) of clinical variation. ClinGen defines the clinical relevance of genes and variants for use in precision medicine and research by standardizing clinical annotation and interpretation of variants and implementing evidence-based expert consensus assertions. The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to establish Expert Panels that will select genes and genomic variants associated with diseases or conditions of high priority to participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and systematically determine their clinical significance for diagnosis and treatment of these diseases or conditions. The Genomic Curation Expert Panels funded through this NOFO are required to utilize the NHGRI Clinical Genomics Resource (ClinGen) and the NCBI ClinVar procedures, interfaces, tools, and informatics infrastructure.
Expiration Date: Saturday, August 8, 2026 NOFO Number: PAR-23-166 Release Date: Friday, June 2, 2023 Notice Type: PAR
The purpose of theNative American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) program is to fund federally-recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations to support health-related research, research career enhancement, and research infrastructure enhancement activities.
Expiration Date: Thursday, July 9, 2026 NOFO Number: PAR-23-184 Release Date: Friday, May 26, 2023 Notice Type: PAR
The Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR) high-throughput genotyping, sequencing and supporting statistical genetics services are designed to aid the identification of genes or genetic modifications that contribute to human health and disease or to enhance existing collections of well-phenotyped specimens in biorepositories by the addition of genotype or next-generation sequence data. The laboratory specializes in genomic services that cannot be efficiently carried out in individual investigator laboratories. CIDR provides the most up-to-date platforms, services and statistical genetic support. This is an NIH-wide initiative that is managed by NHGRI. Information about current services offered can be accessed via: http://www.cidr.jhmi.edu.
Expiration Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2024 NOFO Number: RFA-NS-23-027 Release Date: Monday, May 15, 2023 Notice Type: RFA
Reissue of RFA-NS-22-011 to comply with DMSP changes. No changes to receipt dates or locus of review. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is designed to support integrated efforts of three or more (up to six) PDs/PIs to pursue bold, impactful, and challenging research in any area within the scope of the NINDS mission. The research approach should be interdisciplinary in nature, and the research teams are expected to establish a common goal that requires collaboration, synergy, and managed team interactions. Proposed research should not represent a collection of individual efforts or parallel projects. This program is distinct from the NINDS P01 in that it will support a cohesive, single, well-integrated research plan with a singular focus, one set of aims, and a budget without subprojects. Teams are encouraged to consider transformative objectives with defined 5-year outcomes.
Expiration Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024 NOFO Number: RFA-MH-23-295 Release Date: Monday, May 8, 2023 Notice Type: RFA
Reissue of RFA-MH-22-115 to comply with DMSP policy. The purpose of this Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is to encourage applications that will develop and validate novel tools to facilitate the detailed analysis and manipulation of complex circuits and provide insights into cellular interactions that underlie brain function. Critical advances in the treatment of brain disorders in human populations are hindered by our lack of ability to monitor and manipulate circuitry in safe, minimally-invasive ways. Clinical intervention with novel cell and circuit specific tools will require extensive focused research designed to remove barriers to delivery of gene therapies. In addition to identification and removal of barriers, the need to specifically target dysfunctional circuitry poses additional challenges. Neuroscience has experienced an impressive influx of exciting new research tools in the past decade, especially since the launch of the BRAIN Initiative. However, the majority of these cutting edge tools have been developed for use in model organisms, primarily rodents, fish and flies. These cutting edge tools, such as viral delivery of genetic constructs, are increasingly adaptable to large brains and more importantly are emerging as potential human therapeutic strategies for brain disorders. A pressing need to develop tools for use in large brains, more directly relevant to the human brain is the focus of this initiative. The new tools and technologies should inform and/or exploit cell-type and/or circuit-level specificity. Plans for validating the utility of the tool/technology will be an essential feature of a successful application.
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