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Expiration Date: Saturday, March 14, 2026 NOFO Number: RFA-MH-23-331 Release Date: Friday, April 14, 2023 Notice Type: RFA
The purpose of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00) program is to enhance workforce diversity in the neuroscience workforce and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators from diverse backgrounds in BRAIN Initiative research areas. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIH research support during this transition to assist awardees in launching competitive, independent research careers.
Expiration Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024 NOFO Number: RFA-MH-23-270 Release Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023 Notice Type: RFA
Reissue of RFA-MH-22-220 to comply with DMSP. This FOA supports the development of software to visualize and analyze the data as part of programs of building the informatics infrastructure for the BRAIN Initiative. Other informatics programs include developing data standards that are needed to describe the new experiments that are being created by or used in the BRAIN Initiative ( RFA-MH-19-146 ), and creating the data infrastructures that will house the data from multiple experimental groups ( RFA-MH-19-145 ). Each of the programs is aimed at building an infrastructure that is used by a particular sub-domain of experimentalists rather than building a single all-encompassing informatics infrastructure now. Building the infrastructure one experimental area at a time will ensure that the infrastructure is immediately useful to components of the research community. As our understanding of the brain improves, it may be possible to create linkages between these various sub-domain specific informatics programs. Investigators of the informatics programs should keep that goal in mind and build for the future even though the current efforts are more limited in scope.
Expiration Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023 NOFO Number: PAR-23-154 Release Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2023 Notice Type: PAR
"This FOA would support development and validation of clinically relevant models of AD/ADRD including post-TBI dementias. Models could include small animals, larger animals, ex vivo models, human iPSCs, or other in vitro models. Validation includes internal, face, construct, and predictive (to the extent possible) validation. Such validations could include looking at underlying mechanism/pathways, functional imaging, behavior, and other cognitive readouts. Independent replication is also encouraged. These models can be developed/validated with the goal of supporting therapy development or better understanding of human disease mechanisms and mechanisms that uncover predisposition to developing neurodegenerative dementias. Either way, it is essential that models reflect the human condition as much as possible. Novel models of complex pathology or comorbid conditions are encouraged. Such models could include multiple manipulations (genetics, environment, lifestyle, age, etc.) to better reflect the complex interaction of risk factors in patients. New models need to be innovative and address a gap in the currently available models."
Expiration Date: Friday, May 16, 2025 NOFO Number: PAR-23-171 Release Date: Monday, April 10, 2023 Notice Type: PAR
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to provide investigators with access to resources provided by the Data Management Coordinating Center for Diagnostic Centers of Excellence (RFA-NS-22-051), as part of the next phase of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network. Resources include infrastructure, data management, and clinical research support for a new Network of clinical sites that provide diagnostic services for patients with undiagnosed diseases.
Expiration Date: Saturday, June 7, 2025 NOFO Number: PAR-23-137 Release Date: Monday, April 3, 2023 Notice Type: PAR
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research.
Expiration Date: Saturday, September 20, 2025 NOFO Number: RFA-DC-24-001 Release Date: Monday, April 3, 2023 Notice Type: RFA
Invasive surgical procedures offer the opportunity for unique intracranial interventions such as the ability to record and stimulate intracranially within precisely localized brain structures in humans. Human studies using invasive technology are often constrained by a limited number of patients and resources available to implement complex experimental protocols and need to be aggregated in a manner that addresses research questions with appropriate statistical power. Therefore, this RFA seeks applications to assemble diverse, integrated, multi-disciplinary teams that cross boundaries of interdisciplinary collaboration to overcome these fundamental barriers and to investigate high-impact questions in human neuroscience. The research should be offered as exploratory research and planning activities to establish feasibility, proof-of-principle and early-stage development that, if successful, would support, enable, and/or lay the groundwork for a potential, subsequent Research Opportunities Using Invasive Neural Recording and Stimulating Technologies in the Human Brain, as described in the companion FOA (RFA-NS-22-041). Projects should maximize opportunities to conduct innovative in vivo neuroscience research made available by direct access to the brain from invasive surgical procedures. Projects should employ approaches guided by specified theoretical constructs and by quantitative, mechanistic models where appropriate. Awardees will join a consortium working group, coordinated by the NIH, to identify consensus standards of practice, including neuroethical considerations, to collect and provide data for ancillary studies, and to aggregate and standardize data for dissemination among the wider scientific community.
Expiration Date: Friday, June 16, 2023 NOFO Number: RFA-NS-24-022 Release Date: Monday, April 3, 2023 Notice Type: RFA
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Collaborative Research Centers (CRC). The overarching goal of this initiative is to establish a network of Centers that will work collaboratively to define the cause(s) of and discover improved treatments for ME/CFS. A more immediate goal for each Center is to rapidly advance synergistic, interdisciplinary research programs while serving as local resources and national leaders in ME/CFS research. Successful CRC research programs will facilitate research in ME/CFS through conducting of 1) collaborative basic and/or clinical research on ME/CFS; 2) longitudinal studies of individuals with ME/CFS within each ME/CFS CRC and across CRCs within the network; 3) access to information related to ME/CFS for basic and clinical researchers, academic and practicing physicians, healthcare professionals, patients, and the lay public. Clinical data and biospecimen sharing are required, and data management for efficient data collection and data sharing, as well as biospecimen sharing will be addressed through the separate data management and coordinating center (DMCC). Institutions must be committed to the establishment and continuation of the proposed ME/CFS CRC. Funding decisions will focus on those applications most likely to make highly impactful contributions to ME/CFS research, as well as on those with the greatest potential to collaborate effectively across the ME/CFS CRC program.
Expiration Date: Saturday, July 15, 2023 NOFO Number: RFA-MH-23-130 Release Date: Friday, March 31, 2023 Notice Type: RFA
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications for creating the Data Coordination and Artificial Intelligence Center (DCAIC) for the Brain Behavior Quantification and Synchronization (BBQS) Consortium of the BRAIN Initiative. The FOA will support a single award to a multi-disciplinary team with a single or multiple PIs working on the five interrelated areas:1) Data Management; 2) Data Standards; 3) ML/AI Resources; 4) Data Ecosystem; and 5) Dissemination, Training and Coordination.
Expiration Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2025 NOFO Number: RFA-MH-23-110 Release Date: Friday, March 31, 2023 Notice Type: RFA
The purpose of the The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative Fellows (F32) program is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctorates, early in their postdoctoral training period, who have the potential to become productive investigators in research areas that will advance the goals of the BRAIN Initiative. Applications are encouraged in any research area that is aligned with the BRAIN Initiative, including neuroethics. Applicants are expected to propose research training in an area that clearly complements their predoctoral research. Formal training in analytical tools appropriate for the proposed research is expected to be an integral component of the research training plan. In order to maximize the training potential of the F32 award, this program encourages applications from individuals who have not yet completed their terminal doctoral degree and who expect to do so within 12 months of the application due date. On the application due date, candidates may not have completed more than 12 months of postdoctoral training.
Expiration Date: Saturday, February 3, 2024 NOFO Number: RFA-NS-23-021 Release Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Notice Type: RFA
The purpose of thisNotice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)is to invite applicationsfocused on theneurological and neuropsychiatric manifestationsof COVID-19 (neuro-COVID) andPost-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (neuro-PASC) and on the effect of COVID-19 on pre-infection neurologic conditions. Applications investigating the pathophysiology and mechanisms of neuro-COVID and neuro-PASC and neurologically-focused human subjects research, as well as those proposing studies of scientifically compelling pathways to prevent the development of neuro-PASC or to accelerate the development of effective treatments forPASC-related neurological complications are of particular interest for this NOFO.