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Research Category: small businessExpiration Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2024FOA Number: RFA-OD-22-008Release Date: Friday, April 8, 2022Announcement Type: RFA

The NIH INvestigation of Co-occurring conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndromE (INCLUDE) Project seeks to improve health and quality-of-life for individuals with Down syndrome. This FOA is intended to support meritorious small research projects focused on analyses of genomics other -omics, clinical and phenotypic datasets related to Down syndrome research, with an emphasis on elucidating the underlying etiologies of risk and resiliencies to co-occurring health conditions. Development of approaches, tools, or algorithms appropriate for analyzing data relevant to Down syndrome and facilitating data sharing within the research community through the INCLUDE Data Hub may also be proposed.

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.

Research Category: Clinical Trials Research, small businessExpiration Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024FOA Number: PAR-21-267Release Date: Friday, July 16, 2021Announcement Type: PARContact: Emily Caporello

(Reissue of PAR-18-617) The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to provide a vehicle for Small Business Concerns (SBCs) submitting Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications for investigator-initiated exploratory clinical trials to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The projects must focus on products related to the mission and goals of the NINDS and may evaluate drugs, biologics, devices, or diagnostics, as well as surgical, behavioral or rehabilitation therapies. Only STTR Phase II and Fast-Track applications are supported under this program. STTR Phase I applications are only accepted as part of a Fast-track application.

Research Category: Clinical Trials Research, small businessExpiration Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024FOA Number: PAR-21-266Release Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021Announcement Type: PAR

(Reissue of PAR-18-618) The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to provide a vehicle for Small Business Concerns (SBCs) submitting Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications for investigator-initiated exploratory clinical trials to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The projects must focus on products related to the mission and goals of the NINDS and may evaluate drugs, biologics, devices, or diagnostics, as well as surgical, behavioral or rehabilitation therapies. Only SBIR Phase II and Fast-Track applications are supported under this program. SBIR Phase I applications are only accepted as part of a Fast-track application.

Research Category: Clinical Research, Clinical Trials Research, Translational ResearchExpiration Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024FOA Number: PAR-21-265Release Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021Announcement Type: PARContact: Emily Caporello

(Reissue of PAR-18-665) This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that seek additional funding to support clinical trials for projects that were previously funded by NIH SBIR and STTR Phase II awards. The projects must focus on products related to the mission and goals of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and may evaluate drugs, biologics, devices, or diagnostics, as well as surgical, behavioral or rehabilitation therapies. Since conducting the clinical trials needed for commercialization may be capital-intensive, the FOA aims to facilitate the transition of SBIR Phase II projects to the commercialization stage by promoting partnerships between NIH's SBIR/STTR awardees and third-party investors and/or strategic partners. Consistent with the goals of this funding initiative and as required by the SF424 instructions for all SBIR Phase II applications, applicants must submit a Commercialization Plan, which should include details on any independent third-party investor funding that has already been secured or is anticipated during the project period. It is expected that the level of this independent third-party funding will equal or exceed the NINDS funds being requested throughout the SBIR Phase IIB project period.

Research Category: Translational ResearchExpiration Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024FOA Number: RFA-NS-21-023Release Date: Friday, May 7, 2021Announcement Type: RFA

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage investigators to pursue translational activities and small clinical studies to advance the development of therapeutic, and diagnostic devices for disorders that affect the nervous or neuromuscular systems. Activities supported in this program include implementation of clinical prototype devices, non-clinical safety and efficacy testing, design verification and validation activities, obtaining an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for a Significant Risk (SR) study, as well as a subsequent small clinical study. The clinical study is expected to provide information about the device function or final design that cannot be practically obtained through additional non-clinical assessments (e.g., bench top or animal studies) due to the novelty of the device or its intended use. This FOA is a milestone-driven cooperative agreement program and will involve participation of NIH program staff in negotiating the final project plan before award and monitoring of research progress.

Research Category: Clinical Trials Research, small businessExpiration Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024FOA Number: PAR-21-223Release Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021Announcement Type: PARContact: Codrin Lungu

This FOA encourages applications for exploratory clinical trials of investigational agents (drugs, biologics, surgical therapies or devices) that may contribute to the justification for and provide the data required for designing a future trial, for biomarker validation studies, or for proof of mechanism clinical studies. Diseases chosen for study should be based on the NINDS' strategic plan and clinical research interests (www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/areas/index.htm). Successful applicants will be given access to the NeuroNEXT infrastructure. Following peer review, NINDS will prioritize and order trials that are given access to the NeuroNEXT infrastructure. The NeuroNEXT Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) will work with the successful applicant to efficiently implement the proposed study. The NeuroNEXT Data Coordinating Center (DCC) will provide statistical and data management support. The NeuroNEXT clinical sites will provide recruitment/retention support as well as on-site implementation of the clinical protocol. Applicants do not need to be part of the existing NeuroNEXT infrastructure.

Research Category: Translational ResearchExpiration Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024FOA Number: RFA-NS-21-021Release Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021Announcement Type: RFA

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage investigators to pursue translational activities and small clinical studies to advance the development of therapeutic, and diagnostic devices for disorders that affect the nervous or neuromuscular systems. Activities supported in this program include implementation of clinical prototype devices, non-clinical safety and efficacy testing, design verification and validation activities, obtaining an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for a Significant Risk (SR) study or Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for a Non-Significant Risk (NSR) study, as well as a subsequent small clinical study. The clinical study is expected to provide information about the device function or final design that cannot be practically obtained through additional non-clinical assessments (e.g., bench top or animal studies) due to the novelty of the device or its intended use. This FOA is a milestone-driven cooperative agreement program and will involve participation of NIH program staff in negotiating the final project plan before award and monitoring of research progress.

Research Category: Translational ResearchExpiration Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024FOA Number: RFA-NS-21-022Release Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021Announcement Type: RFA

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications from Small Business Concerns (SBCs) to pursue translational activities and small clinical studies to advance the development of therapeutic and diagnostic devices for disorders that affect the nervous or neuromuscular systems. The translational device activities, including translational bench and animal studies, are expected to lead to submission of an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or Institutional Review Board (IRB) application for a Non-Significant Risk (NSR) study. This cooperative agreement will also support the subsequent small clinical study to collect safety and effectiveness data required to support a marketing application or to inform final device design.

Research Category: Translational ResearchExpiration Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024FOA Number: PAR-21-122Release Date: Friday, March 12, 2021Announcement Type: PARContact: Rebecca Roof

This FOA provides funding to conduct pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic, and in vivo efficacy studies to demonstrate that proposed therapeutic agent(s) have sufficient biological activity to warrant further development to treat neurological or neuromuscular disorders that fall under the NINDS mission. Therapeutic agents include small molecules, biologics or biotechnology-derived products. This FOA is part of a suite of Innovation Grants to Nurture Initial Translational Efforts (IGNITE) to advance projects to the point where they can meet the entry criteria for the Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network or other translational programs.

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