BRAIN Initiative: Data Archives for the BRAIN Initiative (R24)

RFA-MH-17-255
BRAIN Initiative: Data Archives for the BRAIN Initiative (R24)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health

Section I. Funding Opportunity Descriptionbrain
Background

The BRAIN Initiative: The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative® is aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain. By accelerating the development and application of innovative technologies, researchers will be able to produce a new dynamic picture of the brain that, for the first time, will show how individual cells and complex neural circuits interact in both time and space. It is expected that the application of these new tools and technologies will ultimately lead to new ways to treat and prevent brain disorders.

NIH is one of several federal agencies involved in the BRAIN Initiative. Planning for the NIH component of the BRAIN initiative is guided by the long-term scientific plan, “BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision,” which details seven high-priority research areas and calls for a sustained federal commitment of $4.5 billion over 12 years. This FOA and other FOAs issued in Fiscal Year 2017 are based on careful consideration by the NIH of the recommendations of the BRAIN 2025 Report, and input from the NIH BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group.  Videocasts of the NIH BRAIN Multi-council Working Group are available at http://www.braininitiative.nih.gov/about/mcwg.htm.

To enable rapid progress in development of new technologies as well as in theory and data analysis, the BRAIN Initiative encourages collaborations between neurobiologists and scientists from statistics, physics, mathematics, engineering, and computer and information sciences; and NIH welcomes applications from investigators in these disciplines.

NIH encourages BRAIN Initiative applications from investigators that are underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce (see data athttp://www.nsf.gov/statistics/showpub.cfm?TopID=2&SubID=27 and the most recent report on Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering). Such individuals include those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

NIH also encourages businesses to participate in the BRAIN Initiative.  It is possible for companies to submit applications directly to BRAIN Initiative program announcements or to collaborate with academic researchers in joint submissions.  Small businesses should consider applying to one of the BRAIN Initiative small business FOAs (http://braininitiative.nih.gov/funding/index.htm).

In addition to the National BRAIN initiative, the NIH continues to have a substantial annual investment in neuroscience research. The Institutes and Centers contributing to the NIH BRAIN Initiative (http://braininitiative.nih.gov/ ) support those research efforts through investigator-initiated applications as well as through specific FOAs. Potential applicants to this FOA are strongly encouraged to contact Scientific/Research staff if they have any questions about the best FOA for their research.

The BRAIN Initiative will require a high level of coordination and sharing between investigators. It is expected that BRAIN Initiative awardees will cooperate and coordinate their activities after awards are made by participating in Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) meetings and in other activities.

This FOA is related to the recommendations in Section III.5 of the BRAIN 2025 Report.  Specifically, this FOA solicits applications that will address the recommendations on “Identifying Fundamental Principles”.

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-MH-17-255
Funding Opportunity Title: BRAIN Initiative: Data Archives for the BRAIN Initiative (R24)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:  
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Health
Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:  
Expected Number of Awards:  
CFDA Number(s): 93.173 — Research Related to Deafness and Communication Disorders
93.213 — Research and Training in Complementary and Integrative Health
93.242 — Mental Health Research Grants
93.273 — Alcohol Research Programs
93.279 — Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs
93.286 — Discovery and Applied Research for Technological Innovations to Improve Human Health
93.853 — Extramural Research Programs in the Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders
93.865 — Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research
93.866 — Aging Research
93.867 — Vision Research
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Version: Synopsis 1
Posted Date: Sep 21, 2016
Last Updated Date: Sep 21, 2016
Original Closing Date for Applications: Oct 19, 2017  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Oct 19, 2017  
Archive Date: Nov 19, 2017
Estimated Total Program Funding:  
Award Ceiling:  
Award Floor:

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants: For profit organizations other than small businesses
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
County governments
Independent school districts
Special district governments
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Small businesses
Private institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
State governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession.

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications to develop web-accessible data archives to capture, store, and curate data related to BRAIN Initiative activities. The data archives will work with the research community to incorporate tools that allow users to analyze and visualize the data, but the creation of such tools is not part of this FOA. The data archives will use appropriate standards to describe the data, but the creation of such standards is not part of this FOA. A goal of this program is to advance research by creating a community resource data archive with appropriate standards and summary information that is broadly available and accessible to the research community for furthering research.
Link to Additional Information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-17-255.html
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High Impact Neuroscience Research Resource Grants (R24)

RFA-NS-17-002
High Impact Neuroscience Research Resource Grants (R24)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health

Section I. Funding Opportunity Descriptionneuroscience
Goals

Research project grants such as the R01 provide funding for development of new technologies and resources.  However, funding opportunities for making resources available to the research community are more limited, even though such activities can be critical for research progress.  The goal of this FOA is to address this need by supporting innovative and high impact projects to make resources, tools and techniques available to neuroscience researchers.

Projects responsive to this FOA should engage one or more of the following types of activities:

  • Propagation of recently developed, cutting edge reagents or techniques that are not widely available or easily obtained
  • Broadening the impact of important existing resources by bringing them to new user groups for whom access would not otherwise be available
  • Innovative approaches to increase the scale and efficiency of existing valuable resources.

The following categories of resources may be appropriate for this FOA, provided that the proposed resource concords with the types of high impact activities described above: animal models, animal surgery, behavioral testing, specialized cell culture, histochemistry, specialized imaging or microscopy, pathology, physiology, and statistical/computational analysis.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NINDS Program staff and/or the Scientific/Research Contact for this FOA (Section VII, below) to discuss the potential relevance of a particular resource to this FOA.

Scope:

Proposed projects must plan to substantially impact the quality of neuroscience research by virtue of the provided resources.  Existing efforts are responsive to this FOA provided the application proposes specific plans for new high impact activities that would not otherwise be feasible. Technical improvements to existing strategies can be proposed if they enable or increase the scale and efficiency of dissemination.

Efforts must be in support of the NINDS mission, which is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. In pursuit of this mission, NINDS supports and performs basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience research through grants-in-aid, contracts, scientific meetings, and through research in its own laboratories, and clinics; funds and conducts research training and career development programs to increase basic, translational and clinical neuroscience expertise and ensure a vibrant, talented, and diverse work force; and promotes the timely dissemination of scientific discoveries and their implications for neurological health to the public, health professionals, researchers, and policy-makers.  For more information on NINDS research funding listed by Program Area, seehttp://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/areas/index.htm.

Projects must be specifically targeted to neuroscience (or neuromuscular) research.  Resources and techniques that are general to biomedical sciences are not responsive to this FOA, unless there is a specific unmet neuroscience research need.

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-NS-17-002
Funding Opportunity Title: High Impact Neuroscience Research Resource Grants (R24)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:  
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:  
Expected Number of Awards: 5
CFDA Number(s): 93.853 — Extramural Research Programs in the Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Version: Synopsis 1
Posted Date: Sep 21, 2016
Last Updated Date: Sep 21, 2016
Original Closing Date for Applications: Feb 14, 2017  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Feb 14, 2017  
Archive Date: Mar 17, 2017
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,200,000
Award Ceiling: $350,000
Award Floor:  

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Independent school districts
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
State governments
County governments
Special district governments
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Private institutions of higher education
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
City or township governments
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility: Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed.

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports high impact efforts to make resources available to neuroscience researchers. Projects should engage in one or more of the following activities: facilitating access to cutting edge reagents or techniques, dissemination of resources to new user groups, or innovative approaches to increase the scale/efficiency of resource production and delivery. Applications focused primarily on technology or software development are not responsive to this FOA, as the focus is on dissemination or provision of resources. Use of existing technologies to develop new reagents or genetic lines of significant value to the research community may be appropriate. Projects should address compelling needs of broad communities of neuroscience researchers or should offer unique services that otherwise would be unavailable. Projects must support the NINDS mission.
Link to Additional Information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-17-002.html
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Data Integration and Analysis Tools: Accessible Resources for Integration and Analysis of Carbohydrate and Glycoconjugate Data in the Context of Comparable Gene, Protein, and Lipid Data (U01)

RFA-RM-16-021
Data Integration and Analysis Tools: Accessible Resources for Integration and Analysis of Carbohydrate and Glycoconjugate Data in the Context of Comparable Gene, Protein, and Lipid Data (U01)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health

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Research Objectives and Scope

The analysis and integration of carbohydrate and glycoconjugate data is a complex challenge. Present computational and informatics technologies for carbohydrate analysis are decades behind those developed for nucleic acids and proteins. Like other aspects of glycobiology, progress in glycoinformatics is sporadic and fragmented. The resulting tools are primitive, and poorly integrated, and adoption by non-specialists has been slow. Certain glycoinformatics tools, such as glycan structure databases, have been developed. These databases, however, are limited and balkanized, and are not matched with tools for interrogating the databases in meaningful ways. They are also not well-integrated with databases for proteins or genomic information. Other classes of glycoinformatics tools are in their infancy, or entirely lacking. Examples include algorithms for spectral interpretation to support glycoconjugate structure determination, or interpretation of glycan array binding data.

Recent community-led efforts to arrive at standardization of glycan nomenclature as expressed in databases, interoperability of databases, and reporting of experimental metadata have been promising. Two important features of these recent efforts are: (1) they have been inclusive, community-driven projects, and (2) they have focused on preserving the utility of the tools already created.  Efforts to bring glycoinformatics up to the current state of the art available for the other classes of biological macromolecules must be grounded in a clearly articulated vision for addressing the significant challenges confronting the field, and facilitate participation of many independent research groups. The project should create an environment that enables current and future software developers to join this effort with a clear understanding of the framework within which their contributions will be most effective.

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-RM-16-021
Funding Opportunity Title: Data Integration and Analysis Tools: Accessible Resources for Integration and Analysis of Carbohydrate and Glycoconjugate Data in the Context of Comparable Gene, Protein, and Lipid Data (U01)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:  
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:  
Expected Number of Awards: 1
CFDA Number(s): 93.310 — Trans-NIH Research Support
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Version: Synopsis 1
Posted Date: Sep 16, 2016
Last Updated Date: Sep 16, 2016
Original Closing Date for Applications: Nov 28, 2016  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Nov 28, 2016  
Archive Date: Dec 29, 2016
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
Award Floor:

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants: City or township governments
Special district governments
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
State governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Small businesses
County governments
Additional Information on Eligibility: Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Description: The Common Fund Program – Accelerating Translation of Glycoscience: Integration and Accessibility – aims to develop accessible and affordable new tools and technologies for studying carbohydrates that will allow biomedical researchers to significantly advance our understanding of the roles of these complex molecules in health and disease. This program will enable investigators who might not otherwise conduct research in the glycosciences, to undertake the study of carbohydrate structure and function.
Link to Additional Information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-16-021.html
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BRAIN Initiative: Development and Validation of Novel Tools to Analyze Cell-Specific and Circuit-Specific Processes in the Brain (R01)

RFA-MH-17-220
BRAIN Initiative: Development and Validation of Novel Tools to Analyze Cell-Specific and Circuit-Specific Processes in the Brain (R01)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health

neuron

Research Objectives

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is designed to support development and validation of novel tools to facilitate the detailed analysis of cells and circuits and provide insights into the neural circuitry and structure underlying complex behaviors. The human brain consists of an estimated one hundred billion neurons and more than one trillion supporting glial cells that are uniquely organized to confer the extraordinary computational activities of the brain. Cell types are categorized by their anatomical position, neurotransmitter content, dendritic and axonal connections, receptor profile, gene expression profile and distinct electrical properties. Although the human brain has long been the focus of numerous studies with many major achievements along the way, to date we remain largely ignorant about the specific details such as cell types and connections that are responsible for rapid information processing. Defining cellular and circuit-level function is dependent on detailed knowledge about the components and structure of the circuit. Such knowledge, in turn, is fundamental to understanding how these features underlie cognition and behavior, which should aid in the development of targeted cell-type and circuit-specific therapeutics to treat brain disorders. This initiative is focused on developing tools (or vastly improving existing tools) to enable access to individual cells and defined groups of cells within neuronal circuits. The tools sought through this FOA can include novel genetic or non-genetic methods for targeted delivery of genes, proteins, and chemicals to specific cells or tightly defined cell types and circuits.

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-MH-17-220
Funding Opportunity Title: BRAIN Initiative: Development and Validation of Novel Tools to Analyze Cell-Specific and Circuit-Specific Processes in the Brain (R01)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:  
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Health
Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:  
Expected Number of Awards:  
CFDA Number(s): 93.173 — Research Related to Deafness and Communication Disorders
93.213 — Research and Training in Complementary and Integrative Health
93.242 — Mental Health Research Grants
93.273 — Alcohol Research Programs
93.279 — Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs
93.286 — Discovery and Applied Research for Technological Innovations to Improve Human Health
93.853 — Extramural Research Programs in the Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders
93.865 — Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research
93.866 — Aging Research
93.867 — Vision Research
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Version: Synopsis 2
Posted Date: Aug 10, 2016
Last Updated Date: Sep 16, 2016
Original Closing Date for Applications: Nov 02, 2016  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Oct 13, 2017  
Archive Date: Nov 12, 2017
Estimated Total Program Funding:  
Award Ceiling:  
Award Floor:  

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants: Private institutions of higher education
State governments
Special district governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
County governments
Small businesses
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Independent school districts
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
City or township governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Additional Information on Eligibility: Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession.

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Description: The purpose of this Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is to encourage applications that will develop and validate novel tools to facilitate the detailed analysis of complex circuits and provide insights into cellular interactions that underlie brain function. The new tools and technologies should inform and/or exploit cell-type and/or circuit-level specificity. Plans for validating the utility of the tool/technology will be an essential feature of a successful application. The development of new genetic and non-genetic tools for delivering genes, proteins and chemicals to cells of interest or approaches that are expected to target specific cell types and/or circuits in the nervous system with greater precision and sensitivity than currently established methods are encouraged. Tools that can be used in a number of species/model organisms rather than those restricted to a single species are highly desired. Applications that provide approaches that break through existing technical barriers to substantially improve current capabilities are highly encouraged.
Link to Additional Information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-17-220.html
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NIAID Career Transition Award (K22)

PAR-14-341
NIAID Career Transition Award (K22)
Department of Health and Human Servicesmulti-ethnic-scientists-in-lab-article
National Institutes of Health

Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

The overall goal of the NIH Research Career Development program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. In addition to this opportunity, NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) support a variety of other mentored career development programs designed to foster the transition of new investigators to research independence. These other programs may be more suitable for particular candidates.  NIH also supports non-mentored career development programs for independent investigators. More information about Career programs may be found at the NIH Extramural Training Mechanisms website.

The objective of the of the NIAID Career Transition Award is to support postdoctoral fellows transitioning to positions of assistant professor or equivalent, and initiate a successful biomedical career as an independent research scientist.

NIH believes that the creativity and innovation of new independent investigators in their early career stages play an integral role in addressing our Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. However, the average age of first-time (new) Principal Investigators obtaining R01 research funding from the NIH has risen to 42 years for Ph.D. degree holders and 44 years for M.D./Ph.D. degree holders in 2013. The intent of the NIAID K22 program is to help alleviate this trend and to assist new investigators in transitioning to stable independent research positions at an earlier age and with an enhanced probability of success in obtaining independent NIH or other independent research support.

Nature of the career/research transition opportunity

The K22 award will provide two years of support to conduct biomedical research as an independent scientist at an extramural sponsoring institution/organization to which the individual has been recruited, been offered and has accepted a tenure-track full-time assistant professor position (or equivalent). This support is to allow the individual to continue to work toward establishing his/her own independent research program and prepare an application for regular research grant support (R01).

The postdoctoral fellow, also referred to as a candidate, submits a K22 application from the institution where s/he currently pursues his/her postdoctoral research training.  The application will be peer reviewed and assigned an overall impact score.  Successful candidates (i.e. whose application has received a fundable overall impact score) will receive an approval letter from NIAID that will include the terms and conditions to activate the K22 award. In order to activate the K22 award, the candidate will need to secure a tenure-track full-time assistant professor position within a year of the receipt of the approval letter.  Once the assistant professor position has been secured, the candidate will submit updated information about the K22 application with the support of the sponsoring institution.  The sponsoring institution can be the same as the post-doctoral institution, though it is most likely a different institution from the original submission of the K22 application.  The updated information of the transition to an assistant professor position at the sponsoring institution will be evaluated by senior NIAID staff to ensure that all programmatic requirements are met prior to the activation of the K22 award. The details of the requirements for the activation of the K22 award are described in Section VI of this announcement.

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-14-341
Funding Opportunity Title: NIAID Career Transition Award (K22)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:  
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:  
Expected Number of Awards:  
CFDA Number(s): 93.855 — Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation Research
93.856 — Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Version: Synopsis 2
Posted Date: Sep 12, 2014
Last Updated Date: Sep 16, 2016
Original Closing Date for Applications: Sep 07, 2017  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Sep 16, 2016  
Archive Date: Oct 16, 2016
Estimated Total Program Funding:  
Award Ceiling:  
Award Floor:  

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants: Small businesses
Special district governments
County governments
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Independent school districts
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
State governments
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Description: The purpose of the NIAID Career Transition Award (CTA) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented NIH-supported independent investigators that will address the health needs of the Nation. The NIAID CTA is specifically designed to facilitate the transition from a postdoctoral research position to an independent research position.
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Intramural NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program (Fi2)

PAR-16-130
Intramural NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program (Fi2)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health

Section I. Funding Opportunity Descriptionresearch-funding-process

The overall goal of the Intramural NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation’s biomedical research needs. The NIGMS PRAT Program can be found at the website http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/Pages/PRAT.aspx. In 1965, the first cohort of postdoctoral fellows entered the NIGMS PRAT Program to begin a period of research training in the NIH Intramural Research Program.  Since this time, numerous PRAT alumni have become leaders in their respective fields and across multiple career sectors.  Although this program grew out of a desire to train more individuals in the field of pharmacology, the program has broadened over time and now supports all research areas within the mission of NIGMS.  In 2012, the name of the program was changed to the Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program in recognition of the diversity of disciplines supported by the program, but the core features of the program remain the same.  The NIGMS PRAT Program continues to provide access to excellent research, mentoring, and career development resources in the NIH Intramural Research Program and maintains a focus on training leaders in the basic biomedical sciences.

The NIGMS PRAT Program’s overarching goal is to provide high-quality research training in the basic biomedical sciences, in NIH intramural research laboratories, to a diverse group of postdoctoral fellows to prepare them for leadership positions in biomedical careers. This training includes a mentored laboratory experience as well as intensive career and leadership development activities.  Fellows selected for the NIGMS PRAT Program will receive three years of support from this mechanism.

The NIGMS PRAT Program will support fellowship training within the NIH Intramural Research Program that is focused on NIGMS mission-related areas of basic biomedical science. These include but are not limited to cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, computational biology, technology development and bioinformatics. Studies employing model organisms are encouraged.  Fellows can conduct this work in any of the NIH Institutes or Centers with an Intramural Research Program, with mentors who have relevant experience in these areas of research.  This arrangement allows fellows from a wide array of diverse scientific disciplines to interact on a regular basis and to exchange ideas.

The NIGMS PRAT program distinguishes itself from other postdoctoral training opportunities on the NIH campus through its approach to cultivating the next generation of leaders in the basic biomedical sciences.  Fellows selected for this program are from a wide array of basic biomedical research disciplines.  The fellows interact on a regular basis to present their research and exchange ideas during a monthly seminar series combining a research presentation from a current PRAT fellow with a presentation from an outside speaker.  This communication across disciplines fosters discussion of new research approaches and a deeper appreciation of the contributions these diverse disciplines make to the basic biomedical research enterprise.  The program further broadens the experience of participating fellows by providing intensive mentoring and defined career development activities focused on topics such as leadership skills, oral presentations, and grant-writing as part of the training curriculum.   Fellows selected for the PRAT program are required to participate in the PRAT-sponsored training activities.  The PRAT Program Director(s) oversees all activities of the NIGMS PRAT Program and provides additional mentoring to PRAT fellows.

NIGMS PRAT fellows are encouraged to broaden their training by attending scientific seminars on the NIH campus, traveling to scientific meetings, participating actively in lab meetings, making scientific presentations and publishing the results of their research. Fellows receive formal training in the ethical conduct of research and scientific methods, including a focus on the reproducibility of data. All fellows are strongly encouraged to take courses in quantitative biology and statistics, if they have not already done so. Fellows are exposed broadly to the cutting-edge technologies for which the intramural program is noted.

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-16-130
Funding Opportunity Title: Intramural NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program (Fi2)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:  
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:  
Expected Number of Awards:  
CFDA Number(s): 93.859 — Biomedical Research and Research Training
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Version: Synopsis 1
Posted Date: Sep 07, 2016
Last Updated Date: Sep 07, 2016
Original Closing Date for Applications: Oct 03, 2018  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Oct 03, 2018  
Archive Date: Nov 03, 2018
Estimated Total Program Funding:  
Award Ceiling:  
Award Floor:

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants: State governments
City or township governments
County governments
Special district governments
Additional Information on Eligibility: Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed.

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Description: The NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Programs overarching goal is to provide high quality postdoctoral research training in the basic biomedical sciences, in NIH intramural research laboratories, to a diverse group of postdoctoral fellows to prepare them for leadership positions in biomedical careers. The research projects proposed should focus on NIGMS mission-related areas of basic biomedical science. These include cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, computational biology, technology development and bioinformatics. Studies employing model organisms are encouraged.
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Six Research Grants are Available from NORD for the Study of Rare Diseases

Reminder: Six Research Grants are Available from NORD for the Study of Rare Diseases

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These grants are made possible by donations to NORD. In some cases, the grants are co-sponsored by NORD and disease-specific patient organizations. NORD encourages all U.S. and international researchers interested in studying these diseases to consider applying.

  • Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia with Misalignment of the Pulmonary Veins – One (1) grant of up to $50,000, for scientific and/or clinical research studies related to Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia (ACD/MPV). See full RFP and abstract template here.
  • Appendix Cancer and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei – Two (2) grants of up to $50,000 for scientific and/or clinical research studies related to Appendix Cancer and/or Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP). See full RFP and abstract template here.
  • Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 1 – One (1) grant of up to $100,000 for scientific and/or clinical research studies related to Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 1 (APS Type 1). See full RFP and abstract template here.
  • Homocystinuria – One (1) grant of up to $30,000 for scientific and/or clinical research studies related to Homocystinuria due to Cystathionine Beta-Synthase Deficiency. See full RFP and abstract template here.
  • Malonic Aciduria – One (1) grant of up to $30,000 for scientific and/or clinical research studies related to Malonic Aciduria. See full RFP and abstract template here.
  • Stiff Person Syndrome – One (1) grant of up to $30,000 for scientific and/or clinical research studies related to Stiff Person Syndrome. See full RFP and abstract template here.

For more information about NORD’s research grant program and rare disease research funding opportunities, visit: http://rarediseases.org/requests-proposals.