Funding Opportunity Announcements

Below is a list of BBI-related FOAs:

  • The NSF invites applications to its Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Programs supporting research aimed at understanding why organisms are structured the way they are and function as they do. Multiple awards with a combined total of up to $60 million may be made. Applications are accepted anytime.
     
  • The NSF invites applications to its Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools program supporting genomic research that addresses the mechanistic basis of complex traits in diverse organisms within the context (environmental, developmental, social, and/or genomic) in which they function. Up to 15 awards with a combined total of up to $10 million may be made. Applications are accepted anytime.
     
  • The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) is soliciting proposals from postdoctoral researchers ready to help solve the health challenges of human deep space exploration. TRISH is requesting proposals from the nation’s promising postdoctoral fellows performing research related to human spaceflight. Applications due January 22, 2020.
     
  • The NIMH (RFA-MH-20-400) encourages studies that develop and test the effectiveness of strategies for implementation and sustainable delivery of evidence-based mental health treatments and services to improve mental health outcomes for underserved populations in under-resourced settings in the United States. Letters of intent due January 24, 2020. Applications due February 24, 2020. This FOA is published in parallel to a companion R34 RFA-MH-20-401 below.
     
  • The NIMH (RFA-MH-20-401) supports pilot work for subsequent studies testing the effectiveness of strategies to deliver evidence-based mental health services, treatment interventions, and/or preventive interventions in low-resource mental health specialty and non-specialty settings within the United States. Letters of intent due January 24, 2020. Applications due February 24, 2020.
     
  • National Institute on Aging invites applications for Complex Integrated Multi-Component Projects in Aging Research (U19 Clinical Trial Optional) (PAR-19-374). This FOA allows for applications that propose large-scale, complex research projects with multiple highly integrated components focused on a common research question relevant to aging. Applications due January 25, 2020.
     
  • The NIMH (RFA-MH-20-345) seeks applications to test the feasibility and safety of treatment protocols for rapid-acting interventions that have the potential to reduce severe suicide risk. Letters of intent due January 26, 2020. Applications due February 26, 2020.
     
  • The NSF invites applications to its National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes program to conduct research in one of the following areas: Trustworthy AI; Foundations of Machine Learning; AI-Driven Innovation in Agriculture and the Food System; AI-Augmented Learning; AI for Accelerating Molecular Synthesis and Manufacturing; and AI for Discovery in Physics. Applications due January 28, 2020.
     
  • The NIMH (RFA-MH-21-100) seeks applications for the systematic fine-mapping of genome-wide significant risk loci associated with serious mental illnesses through robust statistical genetic and functional genomic approaches. Letters of intent due January 28, 2020. Applications due February 28, 2020.
     
  • *New!* The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood invites applications for grants supporting Research on Improving the Welfare of Young Children through identifying models that provide creative and caring environments; improve the quality of both early childhood teaching and learning; or teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child rearing differences, pedagogy, issues of health, prenatal care and diet, as well as programs which provide both cognitive and emotional support to parents. Letters of intent due January 31, 2020
     
  • The American Psychological Foundation invites applications to its Early Career Award supporting talented young psychologists making contributions towards informing, advocating for and improving the mental health and well-being of children and families, particularly through policy. Applications due January 31, 2020.
     
  • The NIH Office of Strategic Coordination (RFA-RM-20-005) supports projects that apply new or existing tools to monitor and/or manipulate the 4D nucleome in the context of human health and disease. Any human disease or biological process relevant to NIH’s mission may be proposed including environmental exposures (e.g. addictive substances, toxins, psychosocial stress), or studies across development or lifespan. Letters of intent due February 2, 2020. Applications due March 2, 2020.
     
  • *New!* The NIH and NIAAA invite R01 applications for the Development and Application of PET and SPECT Imaging Ligands as Biomarkers for Drug Discovery and for Pathophysiological Studies of CNS Disorders (PAR-20-037 and PAR-20-038) by imaging the rodent and nonhuman primate brain and incorporating pilot or clinical feasibility evaluations in pre-clinical studies and appropriate model development. Standard application due dates apply—February 5, 2020, June 5, 2020, etc.
     
  • The NIH invites R01 and R21 applications to its Engineering Next-Generation Human Nervous System Microphysiological Systems (PAR-20-055 and PAR-20-082) program to develop next-generation human cell-derived microphysiological systems and related assays that replicate complex nervous system architectures and physiology with improved fidelity over current capabilities. Standard application due dates apply—e.g. February 5, 2020 for non-AIDS related R01 applications.
     
  • National Institute of Nursing Research invites applications for Omics-guided Biobehavioral Interventions for Improved Health Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (PAR-19-377). The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate clinical research that harnesses the wealth of advances in the fields of genomics and other omics (e.g., metabolomics, microbiomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, etc.) to incorporate these advances into translatable, personalized biobehavioral interventions for improved health outcomes. Applications due February 5, 2020.
     
  • The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. Applications due February 6, 2020.
     
  • The purpose of the Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00) (PAR-19-343) program is to support a cohort of early career, independent investigators from diverse backgrounds conducting research in NIH mission areas. The long-term goal of this program is to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce. Application due February 12, 2020.
     
  • *New!* The Simons Foundation invites applications for its Young Investigator Fellowships in Neuroscience program supporting cutting-edge investigations by highly promising, early career scientists. Applications due February 15, 2020.
     
  • *New!* The American Psychological Foundation invites applications for its Trauma Psychology Research Grants supporting innovative work to alleviate trauma. Applications are due February 15, 2020.
     
  • The Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation invite applications for the Klingensten-Simons Fellowship Awards in Neuroscience. Areas of particular interest include cellular and molecular neuroscience, neural systems, and translational research. Applications due February 15, 2020.
     
  • The NIBIB Trailblazer Award is an opportunity for NIH-defined New and Early Stage Investigators to pursue research programs that integrate engineering and the physical sciences with the life and/or biomedical sciences. A Trailblazer project may be exploratory, developmental, proof of concept, or high risk-high impact, and may be technology design-directed, discovery-driven, or hypothesis-driven. Importantly, applicants must propose research approaches for which there are minimal or no preliminary data. Standard application due dates apply—e.g. February 16, 2020 for non-AIDS related R21 applications.
     
  • The NIH Office of Strategic Coordination (RFA-RM-20-004) solicits applications for research projects to generate reference datasets and to create navigable maps for the study of the spatial and temporal organization of the nucleus, using genomic and imaging data as well as newly developed visualization and integrative analysis tools. Letters of intent due February 17, 2020. Applications due March 17, 2020.
     
  • The American Psychological Foundation invites applications to its F. J. McGuigan Early Career Investigator Research Grant on Understanding the Human Mind to support research that aims to address any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and seeks to understand the mind from both a behavioral and neural perspective. Applications due March 1, 2020.
     
  • NIH solicits applications in the area of Explainable Artificial Intelligence (R01) (PAR-19-344) applied to neuroscientific questions of encoding, decoding, and modulation of neural circuits linked to behavior. This FOA encourages collaborations between computationally and experimentally-focused investigators. Application due March 10, 2020, March 10, 2021, and March 10, 2022.
     
  • The NIH invites R21 applications to its Methods and Measurement in Research with Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (RFA-MD-20-005) program to advance the measurement of constructs relevant to health research with SGM populations. Applications due March 13, 2020.
     
  • NIH invites applications for Research on biopsychosocial factors of social connectedness and isolation on health, wellbeing, illness, and recovery (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) (PAR-19-384) for studies that prospectively assign human participants to conditions (i.e., experimentally manipulate independent variables) and that assess biomedical and/or behavioral outcomes in humans to understand fundamental aspects of phenomena related to social connectedness and isolatedness. Applications due March 17, 2020.
     
  • NIH invites applications for Research on biopsychosocial factors of social connectedness and isolation on health, wellbeing, illness, and recovery (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) (PAR-19-373) for projects that seek to model the underlying mechanisms, processes, and trajectories of social relationships and how these factors affect outcomes in health, illness, recovery, and overall wellbeing. Both animal and human subjects research projects are welcome. Applications due March 17, 2020.
     
  • *New!* The NIH seeks grant applications in two related but distinct areas for the BRAIN Initiative: Biology and Biophysics of Neural Stimulation and Recording Technologies (R01 Clinical Trials Optional) (RFA-NS-20-006). The first is to systematically characterize, model, and validate the membrane, cellular, circuit, and adaptive-biological responses of neuronal and non-neuronal cells to various types of stimulation technologies. The second is to understand the biological and bioinformatic content of signals recorded from neuronal and non-neuronal cells and circuits. Applications due March 24, 2020, June 2, 2020, October 1, 2020, etc.
     
  • The National Institute on Aging invites R01 applications to conduct research on the Glial Plasticity in the Aging Brain (RFA-AG-21-010) to support research addressing critical knowledge gaps in our understanding of how these glial subpopulations could contribute to vulnerability and resilience to brain aging. Applications due June 17, 2020.
     
  • *New!* The NSF Linguistics Program Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards support basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and in the areas including syntax, linguistic semantics and pragmatics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology. Applications due July 15, 2020.
     
  • The NSF seeks applications both for the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization, and for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious recent CAREER awardees. Applications due July 27, 2020.
     
  • The National Institutes of Health invites R03 applications for its Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition (B/Start) program to support studies that apply cognitive and behavioral science approaches to research questions relevant to substance use disorders (SUD). Applications due January 7, 2022.
     
  • The NIDA is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOT-DA-20-012) is to inform potential applicants of its interest in research project applications focusing on discovery, development and validation of drug addiction biomarkers, biosignatures and elucidation of substance use disorder biotypes, with an emphasis on machine learning and artificial intelligence based analytical approaches. Expires May 7, 2023.
     
  • The NIDA is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOT-DA-20-007) to highlight its interest in preclinical and clinical research to advance the understanding of the effects of concomitant use of opioids and stimulants. Research objectives are to support mechanism-based approaches that will 1) elucidate factors and mechanisms mediating the toxic effects of concomitant opioid and stimulant use and 2) point to new therapeutic targets and prevention strategies. Expires June 5, 2023.