Funding Opportunities for Members

NAS Gulf of Mexico Program Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program (Closed for 2014 session. Information on applying for the January 2015 session will be available in summer 2014.)

NIEHS Autism-Spectrum Disorders (R01, R03, R21)

NIMHD Basic and Applied Biomedical Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)

NICHD Developmental Mechanisms of Human Structural Birth Defects (P01)

NIH Transformative Research Awards (R01)  (Deadline for letters of intent was September 4, 2013.  NIH hopes to announce the Transformative Research Awards initiative again next year if funds are available.)

EPA Request for Nominations to the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee

NIH Alzheimer’s research (R01) and NIH Neurodegenerative Diseases Research (R21)

Notice of NIEHS Participation in PAR-13-109 Mechanistic Insights from Birth Cohorts (R01)

NIH DHHS The Role of Environmental Exposures in the Development of Autoimmune Disease (R21)

NAS Gulf of Mexico Program Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

National Academy of Sciences

This graduate fellowship program is directed toward early career individuals and aims to engage them in the processes that inform U.S. science and technology policy. The program encourages participants to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to work in science and technology policy at the federal, state, or local levels. 

Deadline to apply is September 5, 2013. Information on applying for the January 2015 session will be available in summer 2014.

Click here to read more about the program.

To learn more or to apply online, please visit:

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/policyfellows/index.htm

NIEHS Autism-Spectrum Disorders Funding Opportunities

Notices seeking applications for research projects designed to clarify the diagnosis, epidemiology, etiology, delivery of services, and treatment of Autism-Spectrum Disorders.

NIEHS Autism-Spectrum Disorders (R01)

Basic, clinical, and applied studies are encouraged.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-216.html

NIEHS Autism-Spectrum Disorders (R03)

Basic, clinical, and applied studies are encouraged. This funding opportunity supports pilot projects, feasibility studies, and secondary analysis, as well as the development of research methodology and technology.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-218.html

NIEHS Autism-Spectrum Disorders (R21)

Basic, clinical, and applied studies are encouraged. This funding opportunity is intended to encourage exploratory and developmental research projects in the early and conceptual stages.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-217.html

NIMHD Basic and Applied Biomedical Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Notice seeking applications to enhance understanding of fundamental biological mechanisms involved in disease conditions that disproportionately affect minority populations and to develop therapies or interventions that can directly or demonstrably contribute to the reduction or elimination of health disparities.

Letters of intent are optional and are due October 26, 2013. Applications are due November 26, 2013. Approximately $2 million is available to support five to six awards over five years.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-285.html

http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=View&oopId=238375

Contact:  Nishadi Rajapakse, 301/496-4338, chandima.rajapakse@nih.gov

Developmental Mechanisms of Human Structural Birth Defects (P01)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Notice seeking applications for innovative, multidisciplinary, interactive, and synergistic projects that propose to integrate basic, translational, and clinical approaches to understanding the developmental biology and genetic basis of congenital structural human malformations.

Applications are due annually on January 25, May 25, and September 25 through September 8, 2016. The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. The project is expected to run for five years.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-285.html

http://grants.gov/search/search.do?mode-View&oppId-238376

Contact: Lorette Javois, 301/435-5541, javois.@mail.nih.gov

NIH Transformative Research Awards (R01)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); Multiple Institutes

Notice seeking applications to support individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies. Little or no preliminary data are expected. Projects must clearly demonstrate the potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research. Projects of interest include basic, clinical, translational, and behavioral studies.

Letters of intent are requested and due September 4, 2013.  Applications are due October 4, 2013.  Approximately $15 million is available in support in fiscal year 2014.  NIH hopes to announce the Transformative Research Awards initiative again next year if funds are available.

https://commonfund.nih.gov/TRA/index.aspx

http://grants.gov

Contact:  Ravi Basavappa, 301/435-7204, Transformative_Awards@mail.nih.gov

Request for Nominations to the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Notice requesting nominations to EPA’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee.  Applications are encouraged from the private sector, state and local government, academia (including a graduate level student representative), NGOs, public health practitioners, pediatricians, obstetrics, occupational medicine, community nurses, environmental groups, health groups, health research, epidemiology, and toxicology.

Nominations are due by September 20, 2013.

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-25/html/2013-17924.htm

Contact:  Martha Berger, 202/564-2191, berger.martha@epa.gov

NIH Alzheimer’s research (R01) and NIH Neurodegenerative Diseases Research (R21)

Notice of two funding opportunities from NIH. The first is for Alzheimer’s research and seeks to support research establishing a link between environmental exposure and the risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Research encouraged ranges from basic mechanistic exposure studies to human-based studies. This new effort seeks to promote work to further the understanding of the combined roles of exposure and processes implicated in AD such as inflammation and genetic susceptibility.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-13-006.html

The second funding opportunity is for research into neurodegenerative diseases and seeks to stimulate research on the role of environmental exposure in neurodegenerative disease (ND) by developing feasibility data for new concepts or by adapting new technologies, tools and methods for studies of neurodegenerative diseases.  The emphasis for this FOA would be especially focused on Alzheimer’s (AD),  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson's (PD) to stimulate advancement of neurodegenerative research by better establishing the importance of environmental exposure in disease causation in accordance with the goals of the new strategic plan.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-13-007.html

Notice of NIEHS Participation in PAR-13-109 Mechanistic Insights from Birth Cohorts (R01)

Notice of NIEHS participation in Mechanistic Insights from Birth Cohorts (R01), which is intended to support novel research on how prenatal exposures contribute to the etiology of chronic diseases and health conditions later in life.The goal is to stimulate research by leveraging existing birth cohorts to address targeted mechanistic questions regarding the normal and abnormal developmental origins of organ systems and/or diseases of interest to the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-109.html

NIH HHS The Role of Environmental Exposures in the Development of Autoimmune Disease (R21)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH)

This funding opportunity supports exploratory research into the role of environmental exposures in the development and/or exacerbation of autoimmune disease.  This grant encourages in vitro studies and animal models to explore the mechanisms by which environmental exposures associated with human autoimmune endpoints are involved in the induction of an autoimmune response or an autoimmune disease.  Projects that identify or describe critical windows of exposure susceptibility, those that explore mechanisms responsible for gender differences in response and development of autoimmune disease, and those studies that can produce potential biomarkers for use in human surveillance studies are especially encouraged.  

Letters of intent are due October 15, 2013 and applications are due November 15, 2013.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/rfa-files/RFA-ES-13-001.html