Spinal Cord Injury Research Program Qualitative Research Award (W81XWH-16-SCIRP-QRA)

Sponsor:

U.S. Department of Defense

Deadline:

Application: September 21, 2016 by 11:59 PM Eastern

Summary:

The FY16 SCIRP challenges the scientific community to design innovative research that will foster new directions for and address neglected issues in the field of SCI-focused research. Applications from investigators within the military Services, and applications involving multidisciplinary collaborations among academia, industry, the military Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and other federal government agencies are highly encouraged. Though the SCIRP supports groundbreaking research, all projects must demonstrate solid scientific rationale.

The intent of the Qualitative Research Award is to support qualitative research studies that will help researchers and clinicians better understand the experiences of individuals with SCI and thereby identify the most effective paths for adjusting to disability and/or improving overall quality of life, health, and functional status after SCI. This mechanism is specifically focused on military and Veteran populations in the years after SCI, examining the issues, barriers, and promoters of success for Service members during the transition from initial injury and acute care through rehabilitation and community reintegration; therefore, collaboration with military and VA researchers and clinicians is encouraged. Factors that may affect the rehabilitation and reintegration of spinal cord injured Service members include, but are not limited to, age, gender, ethnicity, family members/caregivers, psychological health, severity of injury, type of medical care (e.g., civilian, VA or military facility), and co-morbid conditions.

Preliminary and/or published data relevant to SCI and the proposed research project are encouraged, but not required.

Eligibility:

  • Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent) are eligible to submit applications
  • Cost sharing/matching is not an eligibility requirement.
  • Eligible investigators must apply through an organization. Organizations eligible to apply include Federal agencies, national, international, for-profit, nonprofit, public, and private organizations.

Available Funding:

The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance will not exceed $500,000. Indirect costs are to be budgeted in accordance with the organization’s negotiated rate. No budget will be approved by the Government exceeding $500,000 direct costs or using an indirect rate exceeding the organization’s negotiated rate.

Link to Full RFP:

http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pa/16scirpqra_pa.pdf

TBI Endpoints Development (TED) Initiative’s Seed Project

Sponsor:

Department of Defense, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

Deadline:

Letter of Intent Due Date(s)

Friday, July 31st , 2015

Application Due Date(s)

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Summary:

As of 2015, no drug has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI). Decades of well-designed clinical trials have failed. The TED Initiative, funded by the Department of Defense, with support from a robust private-public partnership, is a 5-year direct collaboration between leading academic clinician-scientists, the FDA, industry leaders in biotechnology and imaging technology, philanthropies, and patient advocacy groups. Our ultimate goal is to advance the design of clinical trials that will lead to the first successful treatments of acute TBI.

Eligibility:

TED Seed Projects and Exploratory Seed Projects are open to the global scientific community. However, applicants are required to identify at least one TED investigator to serve as a resource and “sponsor” for their application (TED Investigators are listed on the TED website). Applicants may come from academia, federal and military laboratories, the philanthropic sector, and/or private industry. Collaborative efforts bridging sectors are encouraged.

Available Funding:

Two (2) $275,000, 1-year Seed Project Awards, and two (2) $150,000, 1-year Exploratory Seed Project Awards are available.

Link to Full RFP:

https://tbiendpoints.ucsf.edu/seed-projects

 

LIMITED COMPETITION: The Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award in Neuroscience

This opportunity is limited or requires nomination by a University official.  Selection or nomination requirements are included in the announcement below.

Please inform (farooq.niazi@nyu.edu) if you are interested in applying for this opportunity.

Sponsor:

The Brain Research Foundation

Deadline:

Internal Nomination Deadline:                              May 20, 2015

LOI Submission Deadline to the Foundation:      July 1, 2015

Summary:

The Brain Research Foundation has invited New York University to nominate ONE senior faculty member to submit a Letter of Intent for the 2016 Scientific Innovations Award (SIA).

 

The objective of the SIA is to support projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. It is expected that investigations supported by these grants will yield high impact findings and result in major grant applications and significant publications in high impact journals.

Eligibility:

To be eligible, the nominated candidate must be a full-time professor or associate professor working in the area of studies of brain function in health and disease. Current major NIH or other peer-reviewed funding is preferred but evidence of such funding in the past three years is essential. Studies should be related to either normal human brain development or specifically identified disease states. This includes molecular and clinical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning in health and disease. The grant proposal must detail a new research project that is not funded by other sources. This grant is not to be used as a source of bridge funding.

Available Funding:

Award is limited to $150,000 (direct costs) for a two year grant period from the specified dates only (January 2016-December 2018). Funds must be utilized within the grant period.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.thebrf.org/Grants/Scientific+Innovations+Award

Biology of the Temporomandibular Joint in Health and Disease (R21)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

DEADLINE: 

Earliest Submission Date:  January 16, 2015

Standard Dates Apply: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm

Summary: 

The purpose of this FOA is to encourage research that will advance our understanding of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in health and disease and to stimulate research that complements previous efforts and focuses on the biology of joint function and the tissues that make up the TMJ. A better understanding of total joint structure and mechanics including the interactions of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, immune, and circulatory systems using new in vivo and in vitro models is needed. An expected outcome of this FOA is new knowledge that will provide a basis for developing novel approaches to prevent, diagnose, assess risk, and treat temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
Available Funding:

The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

The combined budget for direct costs for the two year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year. Applicants may request direct costs in $25,000 modules, up to the total direct costs limitation of $275,000 for the combined two-year award period.
Link to Full RFP:

Biology of the Temporomandibular Joint in Health and Disease (R01)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

DEADLINE: 

Earliest Submission Date:  January 5, 2015

Standard Dates Apply: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm

Summary:

The purpose of this FOA is to encourage research that will advance understanding of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) function in health and disease. Contemporary, multidisciplinary research focused on the biology of TMJ tissues, interactions of these tissues, innervation of the musculoskeletal component and vascularization of the joint, and normal developmental processes and disease progression are key research areas for expansion. This FOA is intended to complement previous research efforts on temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) while focusing on the biology of joint function and tissues that make up the TMJ. A better understanding of total joint structure and mechanics including macroscopic and molecular interactions of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, immune, and circulatory systems is needed. In addition, the development of new in vivo and in vitro models to promote multiple facets of research including through the use of advanced tools and technologies to identify morphoregulatory factors is needed. An expected outcome of this FOA is new knowledge that will provide a basis for developing novel approaches to prevent, diagnose, assess risk, and treat TMD.
Available Funding: 
The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
Link to Full RFP: