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Expiration Date: Saturday, May 8, 2027 NOFO Number: PAR-24-204 Release Date: Friday, June 14, 2024 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).
Expiration Date: Saturday, November 9, 2024 NOFO Number: RFA-MH-25-180 Release Date: Friday, June 14, 2024 Notice Type: RFA
The goals of this initiative are to examine mechanisms of reciprocal interactions between HIV-associated neuroinflammation and CNS persistence in the setting of excellent virologic control using novel CNS cell systems, organoid models and single cell technologies
Expiration Date: Saturday, November 9, 2024 NOFO Number: RFA-MH-25-181 Release Date: Friday, June 14, 2024 Notice Type: RFA
The goals of this initiative are to examine mechanisms of reciprocal interactions between HIV-associated neuroinflammation and CNS persistence in the setting of excellent virologic control using novel CNS cell systems, organoid models and single cell technologies
Expiration Date: Saturday, October 5, 2024 NOFO Number: RFA-NS-25-013 Release Date: Monday, June 10, 2024 Notice Type: RFA
Applications to this NOFO will propose research to establish clinical trial readiness for community-driven interventions to understand and develop solutions addressing barriers to equity in ADRD outcomes among populations defined by the NIH to experience health disparities and communities that intersect with them. Applications should consider the social, ethical, and behavioral implications (SEBI) related to assessing risk for, identification of, or treatment of ADRD among underserved and marginalized populations and how these factors may relate to existing or potential barriers to achieving equity and impact future clinical trials.
Expiration Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2024 NOFO Number: RFA-HD-25-002 Release Date: Friday, June 7, 2024 Notice Type: RFA
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) invites new applications for Centers for Collaborative Research in Fragile X andFMR1-Associated Conditions (hereafter termed "Fragile X Centers"). Despite many remarkable advances in fundamental knowledge about FMR1-associated conditions, gaps in knowledge remain about the processes that drive the variability in clinical features (phenotypic heterogeneity) among affected individuals. In this round of competition, therefore, all centers will be required to identify an overarching theme directed at broadening our understanding of factors underlying the phenotypic heterogeneity and/or variability in response to interventions seen in one or more FMR1 associated conditions. Successful Fragile X Centers will be composed of multidisciplinary teams of basic, translational, clinical, and/or data science investigators applying precision medicine approaches (seeking to understand which mechanisms and interventions are most applicable to specific individuals or groups) to address the center's proposed overarching theme. This NOFO includes specific requirements about inclusion of research on human subjects or human phenotypic data; diversity of participants or materials being studied; the types of allowable clinical trials; and involvement of early-stage investigators. Applications that do not adhere to these requirements will be considered nonresponsive to this NOFO and will be withdrawn. In addition, this NOFO requires a Plan for Enhancing Diverse Perspectives (PEDP), which will be assessed as part of the scientific and technical peer review evaluation. Applications that fail to include a PEDP will be considered incomplete and will be withdrawn.Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the NOFO instructions carefully and view the availablePEDP guidance material.
Expiration Date: Saturday, October 5, 2024 NOFO Number: PAR-24-234 Release Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2024 Notice Type: PAR
Advances in structural biology have enabled the characterization of large protein assemblies that are linked to AD/ADRD pathology. However, most structural biology approaches require purified samples from cells and tissues or use recombinant bacterial proteins. The derived structures using ex-vivo material may not report the diversity of physiologically relevant species because reconstruction relies on class averaging that is biased towards dominant conformations that survive methodological processing. Recent developments in structural biology offer the possibility of in situ characterization of specific macromolecular assemblies. Structural information of protein assemblies and aggregates in their native cellular and tissue environments could facilitate rational structure-based ligand development. Currently, PET ligands that specifically identify and monitor the accumulation of aggregated and misfolded proteins in AD/ADRD patients are lacking.
Expiration Date: Saturday, November 9, 2024 NOFO Number: RFA-NS-25-011 Release Date: Friday, May 31, 2024 Notice Type: RFA
This NOFO invites applications that propose the comprehensive functional validation of newly identified therapeutic target candidates for Alzheimer's Disease-Related Dementias (ADRDs). This NOFO seeks to promote critical target validation approaches to help de-risk subsequent translational research and accelerate the advancement of novel therapies for ADRD. Target(s) or molecular pathway(s) to be considered for validation must have been already identified using tissue expression or genetic data generated in human samples. In its initial phase, this FOA provided support for up to two years (R61 stage) for the development of customized technologies, models, and protocols to modulate the expression or activity of target candidate(s) in cells or tissues and monitor their functional biological consequences in in vitro or in vivo disease models. Upon demonstration of technical feasibilities, a second phase (R33 stage) will carefully and reproducibly measure and cross-validate the impact of the target modulation in different modalities across collaborating laboratories using the NIH rigor and reproducibility guidelines. Applicants responding to this NOFO must address objectives for both the R61 and R33 phases and are expected to have a substantial collaborative effort between independents laboratories. This NOFO is not specific for any one or group within the ADRD spectrum of disorders. Disorders covered in these applications are frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), Lewy body dementias (LBD) (including dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)), Parkinson disease dementia (PDD), vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID), mixed dementias including the associated diagnostic challenges of multiples etiology dementias (MED).
Expiration Date: Saturday, October 10, 2026 NOFO Number: RFA-DA-24-040 Release Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 Notice Type: RFA
This Brain-Behavior Quantification and Synchronization notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) seeks applications that bring together transdisciplinary teams and aim to 1) develop, validate, and apply cutting-edge tools and methods for minimally invasive, multi-dimensional, high-resolution objective measurement of behavior at the organismal level, with synchronous capture of dynamic environmental data; 2) develop advanced analytic approaches to integrate multidimensional behavioral, neural and environmental data; and 3) develop and test new theoretical and computational models aiming to advance understanding of behavior as a complex dynamic system. Proposed projects are expected to be designed with the capacity to integrate synchronously recorded neural data and/or inform existing models of neurobehavioral function, such as those developed with the support of the NIH BRAIN Initiative. This BRAIN Initiative NOFO is specifically soliciting applications proposing basic research involving human subjects aiming to reveal and understand fundamental principles underlying behavioral function, including research limited to observational studies or analysis of human data. Applications proposing research using exclusively non-human animal models should apply under the companion NOFO, RFA-DA-24-041. This NOFO requires a Plan for Enhancing Diverse Perspectives (PEDP).
Expiration Date: Saturday, October 10, 2026 NOFO Number: RFA-DA-24-041 Release Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 Notice Type: RFA
This Brain-Behavior Quantification and Synchronization notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) seeks applications proposing research aiming to 1) develop, validate, and apply cutting-edge tools and methods for minimally invasive, multi-dimensional, high-resolution measurement of behavior at the organismal level, with synchronous capture of changes in the organisms social or physical environment; and 2) develop computational methods that allow for integration of multidimensional behavioral and environmental data representing multiple timescales into a conceptual and/or computational model of behavior as a complex dynamic system. Proposed projects are also expected to be designed with the capacity to integrate synchronously recorded neural data and/or inform existing models of neurobehavioral function, such as those developed with the support of the NIH BRAIN Initiative. Research that falls under the definition of an NIH Clinical Trial is not allowed under this NOFO. Applicants interested in proposing mechanistic research in humans relevant to the above purpose should submit under the companion U01 NOFO, RFA-DA-24-040. This NOFO requires a Plan for Enhancing Diverse Perspectives (PEDP), which will be assessed as part of the scientific and technical peer review evaluation. Applications that fail to include a PEDP will be considered incomplete and will be withdrawn. Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the NOFO instructions carefully and view the available PEDP guidance material.
Expiration Date: Friday, November 8, 2024 NOFO Number: RFA-NS-24-041 Release Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024 Notice Type: RFA
This Funding Opportunity Announcement solicits research applications that propose implementation science methodology to embed existing evidence-based coordinated pain care models into a variety of public and private health care systems (HCS) where this type of care does not exist. Applications that combine comparative effectiveness studies of innovative coordinated care models with strong implementation science methodology to embed effective approaches into HCSs also are encouraged. This NOFO requires that the coordinated care model under study be embedded into the health care delivery system of the applicant institutions. Coordinated pain care approaches proposed for study should include interventions from multiple disciplines as described below and should aim to improve pain management based on the biopsychosocial model of pain. Emphasis should be on populations of patients with greatest need. This NOFO solicits applications from HCS who have resources and infrastructure to support research and implementation of study approaches in partnership with those HCS who lack research resources or experience and would benefit most from implementation of cost-effective coordinated pain care. HCS partners who serve populations that are under-represented in research are encouraged to apply. Models of coordinated care proposed by the study team should be aligned with health care resources of the participating HCS and should be informed through engagement of stakeholders including patients, providers, healthcare system executives, policy makers, and payors. The study teams must include health care providers from multiple disciplines and implementation scientists.
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