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Expiration Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024FOA Number: PAR-22-030Release Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021Announcement Type: PAR
The Ultra-Rare Gene-Based Therapy (URGenT) network supports Investigational New Drug (IND)-enabling studies and planning activities for First-in-Human (FIH) clinical testing of gene-based or transcript-directed therapeutics, such as oligonucleotides and viral-based gene therapies, for ultra-rare neurological or neuromuscular disorders. The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to accelerate the development of a promising clinical candidate with robust biological rationale and demonstrated proof of concept (POC) data for the intended approach in a model system relevant to a specified patient population towards an IND filing and the initiation of a clinical trial.
Expiration Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2024FOA Number: PAR-22-053Release Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021Announcement Type: PAR
Functional Neurological Disorders (FNDs) are characterized by symptoms of altered voluntary motor or sensory function with clinical findings providing evidence of incompatibility between the symptoms and recognized neurological or medical conditions. FNDs are highly prevalent and associated with significant morbidity, health care costs, and even mortality. In some respects, this group of conditions sits at the intersection of neurology and psychiatry, but the majority of cases first come to the attention of neurologists. Management is complex and requires interdisciplinary approaches. Given the disability caused by the symptoms, and the high cost in healthcare utilization and loss of productivity, FNDs amount to a significant missed opportunity for therapeutic intervention and therefore, a healthcare crisis. Diagnosis and management of FNDs remain very challenging. Diagnostic criteria have been proposed but they are not universally agreed upon. Diagnosis is based on positive clinical findings, and can be supported by laboratory or ancillary investigation findings. Certain FND subtypes are more difficult to correctly diagnose than others. More importantly, laboratory-supported diagnosis is possible, and biomarkers can be developed, but significantly more research is needed in these areas to advance clinical management of FNDs. Therapies exist and have been studied in select populations but gathering high-level evidence through clinical trials is hampered by limitations in available outcome measures. Differential responses to treatments have been recorded, and thus, prediction of aggregate treatment response has been difficult. This FOA invites researchers to submit prospective clinical projects that address critical needs for clinical trial readiness in FNDs. Projects appropriate for this FOA include the validation of biomarkers, endpoints and clinical outcome assessments (COA) that are fit-for-purpose and have a defined context of use for clinical trials.
Research Category: Neural Exposome, ONETOXExpiration Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024FOA Number: PAR-21-350Release Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021Announcement Type: PARContact: David Jett

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites research projects that seek to model the underlying mechanisms, processes, and trajectories of social relationships and how these factors affect outcomes in health, illness, recovery, and overall wellbeing. Both animal and human subjects research projects are welcome. Researchers proposing basic science experimental studies involving human participants should consider the companion FOA TEMP-14931 "Research on Biopsychosocial Factors of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Wellbeing, Illness, and Recovery (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)".

Research Category: Neural Exposome, ONETOXExpiration Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024FOA Number: PAR-21-349Release Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021Announcement Type: PARContact: David Jett

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites research projects that seek to explain the underlying mechanisms, processes, and trajectories of social relationships and how these factors affect outcomes in human health, illness, recovery, and overall wellbeing. Types of projects submitted under this FOA include studies that prospectively assign human participants to conditions (i.e., experimentally manipulate independent variables) and that assess biomedical and/or behavioral outcomes in humans to understand fundamental aspects of phenomena related to social connectedness and isolatedness. NIH considers such studies as prospective basic science studies involving human participants that meet the NIH definition of basic research and fall within the NIH definition of clinical trials (see, e.g., NOT-OD-19-024) Types of studies that should submit under this FOA include studies that prospectively assign human participants to conditions (i.e., experimentally manipulate independent variables) and that assess biomedical or behavioral outcomes in humans for the purpose of understanding the fundamental aspects of phenomena without specific application towards processes or products in mind. Applications proposing studies that include but not limited to model animal research or observational studies involving humans should submit under the companion Clinical Trials Not Allowed version of this FOA.

Expiration Date: Sunday, May 26, 2024FOA Number: PAR-22-021Release Date: Monday, September 27, 2021Announcement Type: PAR
The purpose of this FOA is to provide support for institutional research training programs in Alzheimers Disease/Alzheimers Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD). These institutional research training programs should produce well-trained neuroscientists who leave the program with the research skills and scientific knowledge to make a significant contribution to research on AD/ADRD cognitive impairment and dementia. Programs should be designed to enhance the breadth and depth of training across the spectrum AD/ADRD research areas (e.g. AD, Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID), Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), Fronto-temporal Dementia (FTD) and mixed dementias) by incorporating didactic, research and career development components within this theme into a program that fosters exceptional research skills and knowledge. Programs may support basic, clinical and/or translational research. Programs supported by this FOA must include formal components to ensure a thorough understanding of experimental design, statistical principles and methodological approaches, analytical skills, and skills for communicating science, both orally and in writing, to a wide variety of audiences. All programs are expected to design and/or provide opportunities and activities that will foster the development of quantitative literacy and the application of quantitative approaches to the trainees' research. These training programs are intended to be 2 years in duration and support training of one or more of the following groups: dissertation stage predoctoral students in their 3rd and/or 4th year of graduate school, postdoctoral fellows and fellowship-stage clinicians. (NINDS does not support first or second year graduate students under this FOA).
Expiration Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023FOA Number: PAR-21-311Release Date: Monday, September 13, 2021Announcement Type: PAR
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications for the conduct of innovative, collaborative research projects between U.S. and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) scientists, on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to LMICs (including neurological, mental, behavioral, alcohol and substance use disorders and spanning the full range of science from basic to implementation research). Scientists in upper middle-income LMICs (UMICs) are also eligible to partner directly with scientists at other LMIC institutions with or without out a US partner. Income categories are defined by the World Bank at http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-len….
Expiration Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023FOA Number: PAR-21-319Release Date: Monday, September 13, 2021Announcement Type: PAR
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages exploratory/developmental research grant applications, proposing the development of innovative, collaborative research projects on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Research on neurological, mental, behavioral, alcohol and substance use disorders may span the full range of science from basic to implementation research. Scientists in the United States (U.S.) or upper-middle income countries (UMICs) are eligible to partner with scientists in LMIC institutions. Scientists in upper middle-income LMICs (UMICs) are also eligible to partner directly with scientists at other LMIC institutions with or without out a US partner. Income categories used are as defined by the World Bank at http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-len…. These grants are expected to foster the development of more comprehensive research programs that contribute to the long-term goals of building sustainable research capacity in LMICs to address nervous system development, function and impairment throughout life and to lead to diagnostics, prevention, treatment and implementation strategies. The proposed work may also contribute to developing a base for research networking and evidence-based policy beyond the specific research project.
Expiration Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024FOA Number: PAR-21-328Release Date: Friday, September 10, 2021Announcement Type: PAR
The objective of the NIH Career Transition Award (K22) is to provide support to outstanding basic or clinical investigators to develop their independent research skills through a two phase program: an initial period involving an intramural appointment at the NIH and a final period of support at an extramural institution. This NINDS K22 is specifically designed to facilitate the transition of NINDS intramural neurologist- and neurosurgeon-scientists to independent, academic faculty positions that support clinician-scientists to engage in independently funded scientific research as well as clinical activities.
Expiration Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2024FOA Number: PA-21-345Release Date: Friday, September 10, 2021Announcement Type: PA
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hereby notify Small Business Concerns (SBCs) holding Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants that funds are available for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be nationally underrepresented in health-related research or in the SBIR and STTR programs. This supplement opportunity is also available to PD(s)/PI(s) of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project. Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project. 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.
Research Category: small business, Special Programs in Diversity, Training, Career DevelopmentExpiration Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2024FOA Number: PA-21-345Release Date: Friday, September 10, 2021Announcement Type: PAContact: Taryn Aubrecht

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hereby notify Small Business Concerns (SBCs) holding Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants that funds are available for administrative supplements to enhance the diversity of the research and entrepreneurial workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research or in the SBIR and STTR programs. This supplement opportunity is also available to PD(s)/PI(s) of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project. Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project.

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.