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NIH – Immune Cell Engineering For Targeted Therapy And Disease Monitoring in Type 1 Diabetes (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Purpose: This initiative will support the engineering of immune cells to target the human pancreatic compartment to report on previously inaccessible information about diabetes initiation and progression, and/or to deliver…

The State of Science: Conversations with Holden Thorp

The State of Science: Conversations with Holden Thorp is a virtual speaker series taking place over three Mondays in late February and early March. The hour-long sessions will feature informal discussions…

NIH – High-throughput Discovery and Validation of Novel Signal Transducers or Small Molecules that Modulate Opioid or other Substance Use Disorder Relevant Pathways (R01 – Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Purpose: This FOA will support high-throughput screening approaches to identify novel receptors, signal transducers, or small molecules that modulate Substance Use Disorder (SUD)-relevant signal transduction pathways (dopamine, opioid, cannabinoid, nicotinic,…

NIH – Exploratory studies to investigate mechanisms of HIV infection, replication, latency, and/or pathogenesis in the context of substance use disorders (R61/R33 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Purpose: The purpose of this FOA is to support exploratory studies developing or using novel tools or technologies or testing novel hypotheses to investigate mechanistic questions in HIV infection, replication,…

NIH – SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Purpose: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support research grants to address urgent, time-sensitive research questions on the relationships between alcohol consumption and COVID-19 related outcomes and consequences. The principal…

NIH – The Cellular Scale Connectome in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Purpose: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications that will: (1) promote the development of a comprehensive characterization of brain circuits susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease type pathology and/or neurodegeneration in…

2021 JOHN F. ANDERSON DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

On Monday, 22 March 2021 Dr. Richard Henderson, awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will speak on the Cryo-EM Revolution in Structural Biology. The flyer and online link to…

NIH – Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) on Research to Address Vaccine Hesitancy, Uptake, and Implementation among Populations that Experience Health Disparities

Purpose: This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the need for research strategies and interventions to address vaccine hesitancy, uptake, and implementation among populations who experience health disparities in the…

NIH – Nutrition for Precision Health Program

Purpose: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published six Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) associated with its new Common Fund program, Nutrition for Precision Health, powered by the All of…

NIH – Multi-disciplinary Machine-assisted, Genomic Analysis and Clinical Approaches to Shortening the Rare Diseases Diagnostic Odyssey (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)

Purpose: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites researchers to submit applications for multi-disciplinary diagnostic strategies for rare diseases that combine machine-assistance, genomic analysis, and clinical consultation. Of particular importance, these…

NIH – Infectious Etiology of Alzheimer’s Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Purpose: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support applications aimed at: (1) determining whether microbial pathogens represent a causal component of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), (2) establishing mechanisms by which microbial…

NSF – Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

Purpose: The main goal of the S-STEM program is to enable low-income, talented domestic students to pursue successful careers in promising STEM fields. Ultimately, the S-STEM program wants to increase…

NIH – Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome Pharmacological Treatments Comparative Effectiveness Trial – Clinical Sites (UG1 Clinical Trial Required)

Purpose: This FOA invites applications for Clinical Centers to design and implement a multi-center, comparative effectiveness, randomized controlled trial (RCT) to assess the optimal pharmacological treatment for Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal…

NIH – Optimizing Multi-Component Service Delivery Interventions for People with Opioid Use Disorder, Co-Occurring Conditions, and/or Suicide Risk (R01 Clinical Trials Optional)

Purpose: In April 2018, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative, an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national…

NIH – Integrative Management of Chronic Pain and OUD for Whole Recovery (IMPOWR)

Purpose: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) intends to establish an Integrative Management of chronic Pain and OUD for Whole Recovery (IMPOWR) network consisting of clinical research centers, which will…

NIH – Healthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD)

Purpose: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek applications for unlinked Research Project Sites for the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study using the cooperative…

Gilbert Family Foundation – Gene Therapy Strategies for Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Purpose: The Gilbert Family Foundation’s (GFF) Gene Therapy Initiative is pleased to announce a Request for Proposal (RFP) for high-impact research on gene therapy strategies aimed at addressing the loss of neurofibromin 1 (NF1) gene function…

NIH – Novel Approaches to Decrease Stigma of Substance Use Disorders in order to Facilitate Prevention, Treatment, and Support During Recovery (R41/R42 – Clinical Trials Optional)

Purpose: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to support research applications for commercializable products aimed at reducing stigma around substance use disorders (SUD). Phase I applications are invited…

NIH – Digital Technologies to Address the Social Determinants of Health in Context of Substance Use Disorders (SUD) (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Optional)

Purpose: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to support research applications for commercializable, digital products that aim at positively affecting the fundamental social and environmental conditions that are…

NIH – Leveraging Big Data Science to Elucidate the Mechanisms of HIV Activity and Interaction with Substance Use Disorder (R01 – Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Purpose: The purpose of this FOA is to attract data and computational scientists to propose novel ways to integrate data of different types and scales to allow new types of…

NIH – Improving Health Disparities in Alcohol Health Services (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Purpose: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications on health disparities and health services-related research focusing on: 1.) access to treatment; 2.) making treatment more appealing; 3.) costs; 4.) dissemination…

NSF – Biotechnology Opportunities

Purpose: The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently released two solicitations for new programs connected to biotechnology, one of the Industries of the Future that federal agencies have prioritized within their…

Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium – various

Purpose: The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is excited to post this announcement for a Request for Project Proposals (RPP) focused on the following two focus areas: 1)      FOCUS AREA…

NIH – Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program: FIRST Cohort (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)

Purpose: The purpose of the FIRST Cohort is to transform culture at NIH-funded extramural institutions by building a self-reinforcing community of scientists committed to diversity and inclusive excellence (defined below).…

NIH – Centers of Research Translation (CORT) (P50 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Purpose: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Centers of Research Translation (CORT). Overall, a CORT research program should be carried out by a synergistic team of scientists who,…