Funding Opportunity Announcements

Below is a list of BBI-related FOAs:

  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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 New York Stem Cell Foundation invites applications from early career investigators to its Neuroscience Investigator Awards supporting bold and innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of neuroscience. Applications due February 19, 2020.
     
  • The NIH HEAL Initiative (RFA-AT-20-004) encourages UG3/UH3 phased cooperative research applications to conduct efficient, large-scale pragmatic or implementation trials to improve pain management and reduce the unnecessary use of opioid medications. Awards made under this FOA will initially support a one-year, milestone-driven, planning phase (UG3), with possible transition to an implementation phase (UH3) of up to 4 years duration (5 years total for the two phases). Letters of Intent due February 29, 2020. Applications due March 30, 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.
     
  • The American Psychological Association's Esther Katz Rosen Fund seeks proposals to support activities related to the advancement and application of knowledge about gifted children. Applications due March 1, 2020.
     
  • The NIBIB intends to publish a Prize Competition Announcement (NOT-EB-20-001) to solicit entries for the NIH Technology Accelerator Challenge: Non-invasive Diagnostic Technologies for Global Health. The NIH is supporting the bioengineering competition to spur the design and development of non-invasive, handheld, digital diagnostic devices that will target anemia, sickle cell disease, malaria, and other blood-related diseases. Estimated opening date March 2, 2020.
     
  • The Massage Therapy Foundation invites applications for its Research Support Grants funding high-quality, independent research that investigates massage therapy as a wellness, medical, or mental health treatment and/or prevention intervention. Applications due March 2, 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • *New!* The NIMH invites R25 applications to its Short Courses for Mental Health Related Research Program (PAR-20-096) supporting educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. Applications due May 26, 2020.
     
  • *New!* The NIGMS encourages grant applications for national Biomedical Technology Development and Dissemination (BTDD) Centers (PAR-20-104). The BTDD program supports the development of technologies once their feasibility has been established and the dissemination of these technologies to the wider biomedical research community. Applications due May 26, 2020.
     
  • The NIMH seeks R25 proposals to support creative educational activities with a primary focus on mentoring activities, and in particular, mentoring networks (PAR-20-080). All proposed networks should provide significant new opportunities, and should comprise efforts substantially beyond any ongoing mentoring, networking, or research education within academic programs, institutions, or pre-existing networks; or educational collaborations among institutions. Applications due May 26, 2020.
     
  • The NIMH encourages applications for Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic Neuroscience or Translational Mental Health Research (PAR-20-093). The Conte Centers program is intended to support interdisciplinary basic neuroscience or translational research that demonstrates an extraordinary level of synergy, integration, and potential for advancing the state of the field. Applications due May 27, 2020.
     
  • A new NSF proposal guide (PAPPG [NSF 20-1]) effective for proposals submitted or due, and awards made, on or after June 1, 2020. Significant changes include: (1) NSF will require use of an NSF-approved format in submission of the biographical sketch and current and pending support documents; (2) New requirement for providing e-mail documentation of Program Officer approval for the submission of RAPID and EAGER proposals; and (3) Clarifications to current and pending support coverage as well as other changes throughout the document.
     
  • *New!* The NIA invites U24 applications to its Resource Networks for Protein Polymorphisms in Alzheimer's Disease and its Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) program (RFA-AG-21-012) to standardize and distribute seed, oligomers, and fibrils to other investigators in order to clarify and improve the reproducibility of experiments in AD/ADRD. Applications due June 17, 2020.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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 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.
     
  • 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.