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Weekly Funding Opportunities and Policy Notices from the National Institutes of Health.
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Self-Management Interventions and Technologies to Sustain Health and Optimize Functional Capabilities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:57
Funding Opportunity PA-18-146 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks clinical research on self-management interventions and technologies that improve health and quality of life in persons needing assistance to optimize and maintain existing functional capabilities, prevent/delay disabilities and navigate their environment. The research focus encompasses maintenance/restorative care that can be tailored to individuals existing functional abilities and interests and is intended to enhance physical, sensory, motor, and mental capabilities. Of particular interest is research designed to maintain functional capabilities in such conditions as cardiac and respiratory insufficiency, movement impairment associated with arthritis, chronic back pain, stroke, and other physical or cognitive disabilities.
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Use of Technology to Enhance Patient Outcomes and Prevent Illness (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:52
Funding Opportunity PA-18-145 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks clinical research focused on the development and utilization of technologies that can help address patient outcomes. Relevant areas of technology include remote healthcare delivery to patients via telehealth, robotics to enhance medication adherence, on-site (e.g., clinical or home setting) care delivery, mobile heath to increase access and adherence, web-based decision support tools, and others. Research projects may focus on assessment, diagnosis, intervention development, or intervention implementation. Research projects that a) incorporate emerging and cutting edge technologies to explain and predict patient trajectories, b) inform interventions, c) support real-time clinical decision making, and d) facilitate effective long-term management of chronic illness are especially needed. Critical to this FOA, proposed research should identify specific patient outcomes expected to improve from technological approaches. The specific tools or interventions proposed should clearly indicate how they will enhance patient benefits in environments, such as clinical settings, and/or in the home and community.
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Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:49
Funding Opportunity PA-18-144 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This initiative seeks applications that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males age 18 and older.
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Symptom Management in HIV-Infected Individuals with Comorbid Conditions (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:44
Funding Opportunity PA-18-143 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The FOA invites research applications focused on developing, adapting and testing innovative cost-effective strategies to prevent, identify and manage symptoms of HIV-associated Non-AIDS conditions (HANA) and other comorbidities among older adults with prolonged HIV infection.
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Environmental Exposures and Health: Exploration of Non-Traditional Settings (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:41
Funding Opportunity PA-18-142 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage interdisciplinary research aimed at promoting health, preventing and limiting symptoms and disease, and reducing health disparities across the lifespan for those living or spending time in non-traditional settings (i.e. playgrounds and nursing homes). These settings result in exposure to environmental pollutants and toxins that result in health risks, symptoms, and other health conditions/diseases; including lower respiratory disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, and complex environmental exposures that may be exacerbated by non-chemical stressors encountered in community settings, physiological function of organs and systems of the fetus/child/adolescence, and lower respiratory disease. Risk identification and symptom management include prevention and behavior changes and actions to maintain health and prevent disease with an emphasis on the individual, family, and community which will advance nursing science. For purposes of this FOA, non-traditional settings include, but are not limited to, places such as community centers; pre-school and non-traditional school environments (e.g., churches, daycare, home-based schools, dormitories, alternative schools, and playgrounds); child and older adult foster care facilities; older adult day care facilities; half-way homes; and assisted living and long-term care facilities.
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Mechanisms, Models, Measurement, and Management in Pain Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:39
Funding Opportunity PA-18-141 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to inform the scientific community of the pain research interests of the various Institutes and Centers (ICs) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and to stimulate and foster a wide range of basic, clinical, and translational studies on pain as they relate to the missions of these ICs. New advances are needed in every area of pain research, from the micro perspective of molecular sciences to the macro perspective of behavioral and social sciences. Although great strides have been made in some areas, such as the identification of neural pathways of pain, the experience of pain and the challenge of treatment have remained uniquely individual and unsolved. Furthermore, our understanding of how and why individuals transition to a chronic pain state after an acute injury is limited. Research to address these issues conducted by interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research teams is strongly encouraged, as is research from underrepresented, minority, disabled, or women investigators.
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Innovative Questions in Symptom Science and Genomics (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:36
Funding Opportunity PA-18-139 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This initiative seeks to optimize innovation, insight and cutting edge conceptual and technological breakthroughs by catalyzing research that emanates from the identified innovative questions in symptom and genomic nursing science. These innovative questions are reflective of broad domains from which more specific novel hypotheses or problems to be solved can be derived.
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Personalized Strategies to Manage Symptoms of Chronic Illness (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:29
Funding Opportunity PA-18-138 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this initiative is to encourage interdisciplinary research to decrease symptom burden and enhance health-related quality of life (HRQL) in persons with chronic illness through a) increasing knowledge of the biological mechanisms of symptoms and b) promoting innovative, cost-effective, targeted interventions to prevent, manage or ameliorate these symptoms.
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Request for Information on Developing Experimental Design "Emoji" Symbols for Use in Scientific Presentations

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:17
Notice NOT-NS-18-014 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts
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Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:14
Funding Opportunity RFA-ES-18-003 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications for Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC). As intellectual hubs for environmental health research, the EHS CC is expected to be the thought leaders for the field and advance the goals of the NIEHS Strategic Plan (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/strategicplan/). The Core Centers provide critical research infrastructure, shared facilities, services and/or resources, to groups of investigators conducting environmental health sciences research. An EHS CC enables researchers to conduct their independently-funded individual and/or collaborative research projects more efficiently and/or more effectively. The broad overall goal of an EHS CC is to identify and capitalize on emerging issues that advance improving the understanding of the relationships among environmental exposures, human biology, and disease. The EHS CC supports community engagement and translational research as key approaches to improving public health.
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Mechanisms of Disparities for HIV- Related Co-morbidities in Health Disparity Populations (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:58
Funding Opportunity RFA-MD-18-002 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this initiative is to support research to determine the underlying mechanisms of how HIV related co-morbidities may influence the complexity of HIV/AIDS disease progression, quality of life and overall health outcomes among HIV positive individuals from health disparity populations.
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NIH Blue Print: Development and Validation of Technologies for Rapid Isolation and Characterization of Extracellular Vesicles of Central Nervous System Origin (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:53
Funding Opportunity RFA-MH-18-600 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications that will develop novel technologies and/or tools for the isolation and characterization of extracellular vesicles (EVs) of Central Nervous System (CNS) origin. The primary focus of the technology development includes robust and reproducible CNS-EV isolation methods. Specifically, there is a need to establish technologies for the isolation and purification of CNS-EVs from peripheral samples and the characterization of CNS-EV types, cargos, and origin, as well as to validate these methods for further analyses. Validation of these technologies may include the analysis of the full range of EV composition such as RNA, proteins, lipids, and metabolites.
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Advancing the Science of Multipurpose Technology for the Prevention of HIV and Unintended Pregnancy (R43/R44)

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:30
Funding Opportunity RFA-HD-18-033 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this initiative is to invite SBIR applications to stimulate new and innovative multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) through the development of new combinations of agents and delivery systems to prevent HIV infection and unintended pregnancy among adolescent girls and young women. HIV and unintended pregnancy are two major public health problems affecting young women globally. Combination prevention modalities may be more desirable and lead to better adherence in the end user, especially among younger populations. A viable and effective combination prevention modality would be ideal and critical for these young women who are at risk for HIV and who desire protection against pregnancy.
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Advancing the Science of Multipurpose Technology for the Prevention of HIV and Unintended Pregnancy (R41/R42)

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:30
Funding Opportunity RFA-HD-18-034 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this initiative is to invite STTR applications to stimulate new and innovative multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) through the development of new combinations of agents and delivery systems to prevent HIV infection and unintended pregnancy among adolescent girls and young women. HIV and unintended pregnancy are two major public health problems affecting young women globally. Combination prevention modalities may be more desirable and lead to better adherence in the end user, especially among younger populations. A viable and effective combination prevention modality would be ideal and critical for these young women who are at risk for HIV and who desire protection against pregnancy.
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Research on Informal and Formal Caregiving for Alzheimer's Disease (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:07
Funding Opportunity PAR-18-179 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for basic and translational research on caregiving for individuals with Alzheimers disease (AD), at the individual, family, community, and population level. The scope of this funding opportunity includes support for applications that propose the following: early-stage development of interventions to reduce caregiver burden and improve patient outcomes across various settings; population- and community-based research on the scope and impact of AD caregiving; improved characterization of informal and formal caregiving and the burden of caregiving across the full spectrum of the disease, including differences amongsocioeconomic, racial/ethnic and geographic sub-populations; and research addressing the unique challenges related to the provision of advanced AD care, including disparities in access to care.
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Research to Advance the Understanding and Management of the Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome in Children (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:05
Funding Opportunity PAR-18-095 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to advance the understanding, prevention and treatment of pediatric multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). Given the prevalence and associated morbidity and mortality of MODS in children, the current lack of understanding underscores the need for more research of all types. It is hoped that this research will inform subsequent R01 applications, and ultimately translate into improved outcomes for children with MODS, both in terms of prevention and treatment.
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Research to Advance the Understanding and Management of the Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome in Children (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:03
Funding Opportunity PAR-18-094 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to establish a program of research to advance the understanding, prevention and treatment of pediatric multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). Given the prevalence and associated morbidity and mortality of MODS in children, the current lack of understanding underscores the need for more exploratory research. The intent of this R21 funding initiative is to encourage exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of research projects addressing these topics. These studies may incur considerable research risk in efforts to make important breakthroughs in the understanding, prevention and treatment of MODS in children. Projects of limited cost or scope that use widely accepted approaches and methods within well-established fields are better suited for the R03 small grant activity code. It is hoped that the results of this exploratory research will translate into improved clinical outcomes for children with, and at risk for MODS.
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Research to Advance the Understanding and Management of the Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome in Children (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:58
Funding Opportunity PAR-18-091 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to establish a program of research to advance the understanding, prevention and treatment of pediatric multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). Given the prevalence and associated morbidity and mortality of MODS in children, the current lack of understanding underscores the need for more basic, exploratory and longitudinal research. Possible topics of study include, but are not limited, to the epidemiology, pathophysiology, monitoring, and treatment of MODS. Studies that assess specific etiologies associated with MODS including, but not limited to, sepsis, trauma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, inborn errors of metabolism, burns, cancer, transplantation and congenital heart disease are encouraged. Applications may include any appropriate study designs ranging from basic science and animal models through prospective randomized controlled trials. It is hoped that as a result of research supported through this funding opportunity, outcomes will improve both in terms of the prevention and treatment of MODS in children.
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The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (R15 Clinical Trial Optional)

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:56
Funding Opportunity PA-18-210 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of the health status of diverse population groups and thereby improve the effectiveness of health interventions and services for individuals within those groups. Priority is placed on understudied populations with distinctive health risk profiles. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) focuses on sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex populations. Basic, social, behavioral, clinical, and services research relevant to the missions of the sponsoring Institutes and Centers may be proposed.
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Human Studies to Evaluate Promising Medications to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder (R03 Clinical Trial Required)

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:51
Funding Opportunity PA-18-198 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications that use human laboratory paradigms and/or clinical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of novel or re-purposed compounds, that bind to new targets, for treatment of alcohol use disorder (AUD) or AUD with a comorbid post-traumatic stress disorder.
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