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Expiration Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023 NOFO Number: RFA-HD-24-012 Release Date: Friday, August 18, 2023 Notice Type: RFA
As part of the NIH's Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and participating NIH Institutes and Centers invite applications for a single HEAL KIDS Pain Resource and Data Center (RDC) to provide the following: leadership in data collection and management, data curation, data harmonization, and the development of data standards; administrative and logistical support including oversight of NIH HEAL-related requirements; and coordination of shared research-related resources all for the HEAL KIDS Pain research activities. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) runs in parallel with a companion NOFO (RFA-HD-24-011) that invites applications to support innovative, multi-site, large-scale clinical trials to advance the understanding, assessment, measurement, treatment, and prevention of acute pain in infants, children, and adolescents, including those with disabilities and/or experiencing health disparities.
Expiration Date: Monday, September 8, 2025 NOFO Number: PA-23-272 Release Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2023 Notice Type: PA
The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) award is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training must reflect the candidates dissertation research project and is expected to clearly enhance the individuals potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is designed specifically for candidates proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary clinical trial, but does allow candidates to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a sponsor or co-sponsor.
Expiration Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023 NOFO Number: RFA-NS-23-030 Release Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2023 Notice Type: RFA
The purpose of the Clinical Trial Methods in Clinical Neurological Disorders Course" Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement (NOFO) is to increase the reliability and effectiveness of clinical trials and to enhance the training of investigators new to clinical trials.
Expiration Date: Friday, February 2, 2024 NOFO Number: RFA-NS-24-027 Release Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2023 Notice Type: RFA
Expiration Date: Saturday, February 3, 2024 NOFO Number: RFA-NS-24-007 Release Date: Friday, August 11, 2023 Notice Type: RFA
This NOFO solicits applications for planning grants to assess feasibility and/or determine best practices to conduct community-engaged health equity research in neurological disorders with populations that experience health disparities (HDPs). If successful, these planning grants would support, enable and/or lay the groundwork for future clinical studies or trials.In addition to posing a research question related to addressing health disparities in neurological disorders, applicants must also be filling a gap in 1) Engagement with one or more HDP communities; and/or 2) Multidisciplinary research team expertise in neurological disorders, health disparities research and/or community-engaged research.Expected outcomes would advance understanding of drivers of health disparities and barriers to neurological health equity and establish collaborative research teams, including community partners, with appropriate expertise in community engagement with HDPs, health disparities research and neurological disorders.
Research Category: HEAL Initiative, Pain Expiration Date: Friday, February 7, 2025 NOFO Number: RFA-NS-24-021 Release Date: Thursday, August 10, 2023 Notice Type: RFA

This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) seeks to support research aimed at holistic understanding of inter-individual or between-person differences in human pain conditions, focusing on Whole Person Health and enhancing pain treatment and management strategies towards personalized pain medicine. The goal of this NOFO is to support studies that focus on the collection of clinical and/or preclinical data to enable evidence-based modeling and understanding of inter-individual differences and/or heterogeneity of pain occurring with use of pain therapy/management, or with conditions such as a second pain condition, a comorbid health condition, a comorbid mental health condition, or conditions of use / misuse of opioids, alcohol or other substances. Applicants are encouraged to develop and implement novel, multidisciplinary research approaches, and include investigators with complementary expertise to fulfill the project and program goals. Input from patients and caregivers on the goals of the project is highly encouraged. Rigorous data-driven and evidence-based research approaches supported under this NOFO are expected to provide better understanding of biological and/or biopsychosocial underpinnings of inter-individual differences, heterogeneity, and stratification of persons with lived pain experience, which would accelerate the development of evidence-based solutions toward precision pain medicine.

Expiration Date: Saturday, February 3, 2024 NOFO Number: RFA-NS-24-006 Release Date: Thursday, August 10, 2023 Notice Type: RFA
Expiration Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023 NOFO Number: RFA-NS-24-026 Release Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2023 Notice Type: RFA
The goal of this RFA is to enable partnerships between academics and companies that make wearable devices to validate their digital health technologies (DHTs) as digital monitoring biomarkers in ADRD populations. Applications will be required to optimize their DHTs in diverse patient populations from two or more early stage clinically diagnosed ADRD. Studies must demonstrate the accuracy of the digital markers to differentiate clinically meaningful features (such as sleep stage) and establish the longitudinal relationship between the features measured with quality-of-life metrics. Studies should also establish the relationship with one or more analytically validated ADRD biomarker(s) and standard cognitive assessments to validate the relationship between the features measured by the DHTs with the underlying pathophysiology or cognitive concept it reflects. An ideal outcome would be evidence for incorporating these DHT measures as monitoring biomarkers in future ADRD clinical trials. A 5-year phased mechanism is requested with a 2-year start-up phase (R61) to ensure adequate community engagement and recruitment of diverse patient populations, and to conduct pilot studies to optimize the algorithms; this will be followed by a 3-year R33 validation phase.
Research Category: Neural Exposome, ONETOX Expiration Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023 NOFO Number: RFA-NS-24-024 Release Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2023 Notice Type: RFA Contact: David Jett

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) invites applications for basic, translational, and clinical research projects that propose to study the role of environmental stress on the health inequities in Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias (ADRD), including Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID), and Mixed-Etiology Dementia (MED). Environmental stressors include but are not limited to heat, crowding, air pollution, noise, violence, and psychosocial stress. Many of these environmental stressors are more prevalent in rural and urban disadvantaged communities which also have a higher risk for ADRD. Thus, there is a need to identify environmental stressors that impact health inequities in ADRD and to determine the mechanistic underpinnings of this stress. This NOFO will support mechanistic, translational, and human subject studies to understand the relationship between environmental stressors and health inequities in ADRD. It is expected that these studies will identify environmental stressors related to health inequities in ADRD and their clinical relevance. Ultimately, these studies should accelerate research towards better therapeutic interventions and quality of life.

Expiration Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2025 NOFO Number: RFA-NS-24-014 Release Date: Friday, July 21, 2023 Notice Type: RFA
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NIH Blueprint R25 program is to encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce, to pursue further studies or careers in research. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences, and Mentoring Activities.The fully integrated educational activities should prepare undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences to enter Ph.D. degree programs in the neurosciences. To accomplish this goal, this initiative will provide institutional awards to develop neuroscience research education programs comprised of collaborative partnerships integrated across different educational institution types. Each partnership must include: a) one or more institutions that either: 1) have a historical and current mission to educate students from any of the populations that have been identified as underrepresented in biomedical research as defined by the National Science Foundation NSF, see (i.e., African Americans or Blacks, Hispanic or Latino Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, U.S. Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities) or 2) have a documented track record of recruiting, training and/or educating, and graduating underrepresented students as defined by NSF (see above), which has resulted in increasing the institution's contribution to the national pool of graduates from underrepresented backgrounds who pursue biomedical research careers; b) a research-intensive institution that has an established neuroscience or neuroscience-related program; c) integrated
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