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Expiration Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022FOA Number: RFA-HD-23-031Release Date: Monday, August 29, 2022Announcement Type: RFA
The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support developmental/exploratory studies of the impact of opioids, alone or in combination with other substances of misuse, on placenta function and neurodevelopment during pregnancy and in the first year of life. Clinical Trials are not permitted for this FOA; researchers proposing Basic Experimental Studies with Humans (BESH) should consider the companion FOA, RFA-HD-23-033, HEAL Initiative: Opioid Exposure and Effects on Placenta Function, Brain Development, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes (R21 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required).
Expiration Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022FOA Number: RFA-HD-23-032Release Date: Monday, August 29, 2022Announcement Type: RFA
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications to study the impact of opioids, alone or in combination with other substances of misuse, on placenta function and neurodevelopment during pregnancy and in the first year of life using experimental designs 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 opioid exposure during pregnancy. NIH considers such studies as Basic Experimental Studies with Humans (BESH), or 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). Applications should not propose a goal of clinical outcomes or products. Applications that propose studies including model animal research or observational studies involving humans should submit under the companion FOA, RFA-HD-23-030, "Opioid Exposure and Effects on Placenta Function, Brain Development, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed).
Expiration Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022FOA Number: RFA-HD-23-030Release Date: Monday, August 29, 2022Announcement Type: RFA
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications to study the impact of opioids, alone or in combination with other substances of misuse, on placenta function and neurodevelopment during pregnancy and in the first year of life. Clinical Trials are not permitted for this FOA; researchers proposing Basic Experimental Studies with Humans (BESH) should consider the companion FOA, RFA-HD-23-032, HEAL Initiative: Opioid Exposure and Effects on Placenta Function, Brain Development, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required).
Expiration Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022FOA Number: RFA-HD-23-033Release Date: Monday, August 29, 2022Announcement Type: RFA
The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites Exploratory/Developmental Grant applications to study the impact of opioids, alone or in combination with other substances of misuse, on placenta function and neurodevelopment during pregnancy and in the first year of life using experimental designs 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 opioid exposure during pregnancy. NIH considers such studies as Basic Experimental Studies with Humans (BESH), or 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). Applications should not propose a goal of clinical outcomes or products. Applications that propose studies including model animal research or observational studies involving humans should submit under the companion FOA, RFA-HD-23-031,"Opioid Exposure and Effects on Placenta Function, Brain Development, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes (R21 Clinical Trials Not Allowed).
Research Category: CounterACTExpiration Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023FOA Number: PAR-23-027Release Date: Friday, August 26, 2022Announcement Type: PARContact: Shardell Spriggs

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for basic research projects on chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, and pesticides that have primary or secondary effects on the nervous system. Chemical threats are toxic compounds that could be used in a terrorist attack or accidentally released from industrial production, storage, or shipping. Projects supported by this FOA are expected to generate data that elucidate mechanisms of toxicity of these agents, possible new manifestations of toxic exposures, and potential new targets for therapeutic development.

Expiration Date: Friday, November 11, 2022FOA Number: PAR-22-235Release Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022Announcement Type: PAR
This initiative is designed to promote discovery of cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie brain blood vessels responses to passive anti-beta-amyloid immunotherapy that result in amyloid-related imaging abnormalities (ARIA). The goal is to establish an understanding of molecular mechanisms that can be targeted to protect the blood brain barrier (BBB), and thus the brain blood vessels, during therapeutic interventions that target beta-amyloid.
Expiration Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022FOA Number: RFA-NS-23-017Release Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022Announcement Type: RFA
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports the optimization of promising genome editing-based therapeutic leads for Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD), towards IND-enabling studies. Specifically, it supports the characterization and optimization of therapeutic lead(s) that show promise as potential genome editing therapeutics, as evidenced by convincing proof-of-concept studies in appropriate models. At the end of the funding period, successful projects will have optimized a genome editing therapeutic candidate with demonstrated bioactivity, manufacturability, biodistribution, in vivo efficacy, and/or target engagement (measurement of proximal downstream effects) and optimal dosing, combined with other properties consistent with the desired clinical application. This FOA is not specific for any one or group within the AD/ADRD spectrum of disorders. Disorders, and includes genome editing therapies for: Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), Lewy body dementias (LBD) (including Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), Parkinson Disease Dementia (PDD)), Vascular contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID), Alzheimers Disease (AD) and Multiples Etiology Dementias (MED).
Expiration Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2025FOA Number: RFA-EB-22-002Release Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022Announcement Type: RFA
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to develop clinical-grade prototypes intended for use as safe, effective, and non-addictive device-based technologies and approaches to treat pain. The goal of the program is to demonstrate treatment using credible neural targets for device-based interventions and/or diagnostics for pain, building upon the latest mechanistic knowledge about the anatomy and physiology of central, spinal, and peripheral pathways involved in pain. Awarded activities will facilitate the translation of new devices up to the stage of readiness for first in human (FIH) clinical trials by overcoming key challenges identified during preliminary proof-of-concept studies. The scope of the program includes technology development and optimization, and studies to prepare for approvals for human use.
Expiration Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022FOA Number: RFA-NS-22-061Release Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022Announcement Type: RFA
This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications from established investigators who strive to expand their research trajectories through the acquisition of new knowledge and skills in the areas of traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease Related Dementias (AD/ADRD). This funding opportunity encourages applications for short-term (2 yrs.) mentored career enhancement awards to further understand TBI as a risk factor for AD/ADRD. Two categories of candidates are targeted: (a) established TBI investigators who seek training with senior dementia researchers, and (b) established dementia researchers who seek training with senior TBI investigators.
Expiration Date: Friday, October 3, 2025FOA Number: PAR-23-022Release Date: Monday, August 15, 2022Announcement Type: PAR
*Note to ICs: Please do not join this announcement. Shared Interest must be completed systematically but the Type 4 submission is for NS R37 applications only. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award (R37) provides extended grant support to investigators with a history of exceptional performance and outstanding productivity. The objective of the NINDS Javits Award is to allow Javits awardees to obtain up to seven years of support in two segments: The initial phase of up to four years, and a second phase, providing an additional three years of support. This funding opportunity announcement is specifically for currently funded NINDS Javits recipients to request the second phase of the R37 award.