Funding Opportunity Announcements

Below is a list of BBI-related FOAs:

  • *New!* Dr. Melanie Samuel at Baylor College of Medicine seeks to hire a Microscopist to perform super-resolution imaging of synaptic development in the mammalian visual system. Applications should include a cover letter, names of three references, and be directed to msamuel@bcm.edu.
     
  • NIH has reissued its call for R01 and R21 applications for Cellular and Molecular Biology of Complex Brain Disorders (PAR-20-263 + PAR-20-264) to encourage research on the biology of high confidence risk factors associated with complex brain disorders, with a focus on the intracellular, transcellular and circuit substrates of neural function. Applications due October 6, 2020 (for R21 applications: October 16, 2020).
     
  • The NIH issues Notice NOT-MH-20-030 to extend RFA-MH-20-310, BRAIN Initiative: Non-Invasive Neuromodulation - New Tools and Techniques for Spatiotemporal Precision (R01 Clinical Trial Optional), which solicits grant applications in two related but distinct areas: the development and testing of novel tools and methods of neuromodulation that go beyond the existing forms of neural stimulation, and the optimization of existing stimulation methods. Applications due February 14, 2020 and October 15, 2020.
     
  • NSF seeks applications for its Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) to help ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and must be in their first or second year of graduate education (see eligibility details). Applications due October 19-22, 2020.
     
  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation invites applications to its Biomarkers Development for Parkinson's Treatments program supporting projects to develop biomarkers that improve definitive diagnosis, objectively track disease progression, enrich for subject populations, or more precisely detect a treatment response or target engagement. Pre-proposals due October 20, 2020.
     
  • NIA invites outstanding graduate students to apply for the Transition to Aging Research for Predoctoral Students award (RFA-AG-21-022) to increase, retain, and diversify the pool of trainees in aging and geriatric research. Applicants may be drawn from a wide range of broad research areas including, but not limited to, statistics, neuroscience, physics, immunology, microbiology, informatics, data sciences, psychology, (bio)behavioral science, anthropology, demography, sociology, social epidemiology, economics, public health, and engineering. Applications due October 22, 2020.
     
  • The PIPETTE Consortium invites applications for its Neurodegenerative Disease Research Grants to accelerate the development of novel 4R tau and alpha-synuclein PET tracers for primary non-Alzheimer’s tauopathies, Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and other neurodegenerative diseases. Pre-proposals due October 22, 2020.
     
  • *New!* The Michael J. Fox Foundation invites submissions to its Target Application Program to investigate whether genetic or pharmacological modulation of the target can affect Parkinson's-relevant biological pathways or phenotypes in model systems that may be predictive of therapeutic efficacy. Pre-proposals due October 22, 2020.
     
  • The NIA invites P30 applications to establish Older Americans Independence Centers: Centers of Excellence in geriatrics research and research education to develop or strengthen awardee institutions’ programs that focus on and sustain progress in a key area in aging research to increase scientific knowledge leading to better ways to maintain or restore independence in older persons (RFA-AG-21-024). Applications due October 29, 2020.
     
  • NIDA invites R01 applications to Large scale mapping and/or molecular profiling of ensembles and/or cell-types mediating opioid action in the rodent brain (PAR-20-241) to support research that employs innovative scalable technologies to identify, map, and profile cellular ensembles and/or cell-types that produce and/or respond to opioids or that are engaged during different stages of opioid use (acute, chronic, withdrawal, abstinence, relapse). Applications due October 30, 2020.
     
  • *New!* The NSF invites community input on Topic Ideas for the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation solicitation for the 2022 Fiscal Year. Submitted ideas should provide forward-looking views and identify opportunities in emerging frontiers of research and innovation. Topic ideas should not simply represent individuals’ ongoing or planned research activities. Suggested topics should identify challenges or opportunities rather than solutions. Submissions due October 30, 2020.
     
  • The CDC invite U19 applications to establish Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health (PAR-20-297) to develop and conduct a broad range of multidisciplinary research, intervention, outreach and education, and evaluation activities that advance the overall safety, health, and well-being of the diverse population of workers in our nation. Center structure should take advantage of diverse scientific resources and focus on local, regional, or national worker safety and health issues. Letters of intent due November 2, 2020.
     
  • The NIA and NINDS invite U54 applications to establish Centers without Walls for Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in Frontotemporal Dementia (RFA-NS-21-003) to improve our understanding of the mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration in FTD through multi-disciplinary, team-based science to address a specific challenge or challenges in the field that could not be achieved through individual research projects. Applications due November 2, 2020.
     
  • The CDC invites applications to its Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) Follow up Studies (RFA-DD-21-001) program to gain knowledge about autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including risk factors for ASD and the expression of ASD, from childhood through early adulthood, and to obtain information that can be used to improve the health and functioning of individuals with ASD as they mature. Applications due November 10, 2020.
     
  • NIDCR solicits R01 applications for Characterizing causal mechanisms to prevent dental fear and anxiety (RFA-DE-21-001) to stimulate research to test causal mechanisms underlying the etiology or prevention of dental fear, anxiety, or phobia. Applications due November 10, 2020.
     
  • NIA invites R01 applications to the Integrative Research to Understand the Impact of Sex Differences on the Molecular Determinants of AD Risk and Responsiveness to Treatment (RFA-AG-21-029) to apply a cross-disciplinary and team science approach to gain comprehensive mechanistic understanding of the impact of sex differences on the trajectories of brain aging, phenotypes, and risk of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and AD-related dementia, and on precision medicine for treatment and prevention of AD, including the responsiveness to pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions. Applications due November 10, 2020.
     
  • The EPA invites applications to establish a Center for Early Lifestage Vulnerabilities to Environmental Stressors. The transdisciplinary center will conduct research to better understand potential causal relationships among cumulative exposures to chemicals and non-chemical environmental stressors during early life stages and modifying factors that result in adverse developmental health effects. Applications due November 12, 2020.
     
  • The NSF invites applications to its Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems program supporting research projects that advance basic scientific understanding of integrated socio-environmental systems and the complex interactions (dynamics, processes, and feedbacks) within and among the environmental (biological, physical and chemical) and human ("socio") (economic, social, political, or behavioral) components of such a system. Applications due November 16, 2020.
     
  • The NSF and NEH invite applications to the Dynamic Language Infrastructure – Documenting Endangered Languages program projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning dynamic language infrastructure in the context of endangered human languages—languages that are both understudied and at risk of falling out of use. Applications due November 18, 2020.
     
  • NIDA invites R01 and R34 applications to its New Models of Integrated HIV/AIDS, Addiction, and Primary Care Services program (PAR-20-273, PAR-20-274) supporting the testing of enhanced models of care that optimally integrate HIV, addiction, and primary care services. NIDA is interested in research that addresses gaps related to the delivery of comprehensive, integrated health services to include the full continuum of HIV/AIDS services, addiction prevention and treatment services, and primary care services, with a goal of improving the coordination of care, and improving health outcomes related to HIV and SUD in the United States. Applications due November 18, 2020.
     
  • NIA solicits applications for the Preclinical Development of Novel Therapeutics Targeting Aging Mechanisms (RFA-AG-21-026)) to utilize the SBIR cooperative agreement (U44) activity code to support the preclinical development of emerging therapeutics targeting fundamental mechanisms of aging (e.g., inflammation, cell senescence, proteostasis). Applications due November 20, 2020.
     
  • The NIEHS invites R25 applications to its Research Intensive Short Courses and Educational Opportunities program (RFA-ES-20-015) supporting educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. This opportunity is specifically to develop and conduct short-term research education activities with the goal of improving knowledge and skills needed to conduct environmental health research. Applications due November 30, 2020.
     
  • The NSF invites applications to establish National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes for sustained, dedicated research in AI to drive science and technology progress. This solicitation seeks proposals for full institutes focused on the following themes: 1) Human-AI Interaction and Collaboration; 2) AI Institute for Advances in Optimization; 3) AI and Advanced Cyberinfrastructure; 4) Advances in AI and Computer and Network Systems; 5) AI Institute in Dynamic Systems; 6) AI-Augmented Learning; 7) AI to Advance Biology; and 8) AI-Driven Innovation in Agriculture and the Food System. Applications due December 4, 2020.
     
  • *New!* The NSF, in participation with other domestic and foreign funding organizations, invites applications to Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) – Innovative Approaches to Science and Engineering Research on Brain Function. The CRCNS supports collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system. Applications due December 10, 2020.
     
  • The NIDA and NIAA solicit UG3/UH3 applications for Device-Based Treatments for Substance Use Disorders (PAR-20-279) to o develop neuromodulatory or neurophysiological devices that are safe and effective SUD treatments. Applications due December 15, 2020.
     
  • *New!* The NIH invites R01 applications to its Blueprint for Neuroscience Research: Functional Neural Circuits of Interoception (RFA-AT-21-003) program to enhance the fundamental understanding of interoception with a specific focus on dissecting and determining the function of neural circuits that connects peripheral organs/tissues with the central nervous system via peripheral ganglia. Applications due December 18, 2020.
     
  • *New!* The National Eye Institute invites U24 applications to its Translation-Enabling Models to Evaluate Survival and Integration of Regenerated Neurons in the Visual System (RFA-EY-20-001) program to stimulate development of translation-enabling models for evaluating survival and integration of regenerated photoreceptors and retinal ganglion cells in model systems that are closer to human visual anatomy, function and/or disease than current models. Applications due January 15, 2021.
     
  • NINDS and NIMH invite R25 applications for the NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (PAR-20-240). Applications due January 21, 2021.
     
  • The Office of Naval Research invites applications to its Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship program supporting innovative basic research within academia, as well as opportunities intended to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers for the defense workforce. The fellowship is oriented towards bold and ambitious “blue sky” research that may lead to extraordinary outcomes such as revolutionizing entire disciplines, creating entirely new fields, or disrupting accepted theories and perspectives. Applications due January 21, 2021.
     
  • NIH seeks to recognize academic institutions for institutional approaches that have clearly succeeded in addressing faculty gender diversity and equity issues through the NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity in Biomedical and Behavioral Science. The aim is to acknowledge and recognize transformative structures, systems, projects, programs, and processes that were implemented to successfully enhance and sustain gender diversity within the institution. Applications due April 16, 2021.
     
  • The NIH solicits R24 applications for BRAIN Initiative: Data Archives for the BRAIN Initiative (RFA-MH-20-600) to develop web-accessible data archives to capture, store, and curate data related to BRAIN Initiative activities. 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. Applications due July 14, 2021.
     
  • 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.