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Analyzing and Interpreting Clinician and Patient Adverse Event Data to Better Understand Tolerability (U01)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is associated with the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot InitiativeSM that is intended to accelerate cancer research. The purpose of this FOA is to promote research on developing the descriptive, inferential, and graphical statistical methods for data generated in clinical trials including Patient-Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE) items. Specifically, this FOA targets the following area designated as a scientific priority by the Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP): Accelerate research that can identify approaches to monitor and manage patient-reported symptoms.

Application Due : Jan 17, 2018

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for ‘Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health Related Research’ (PRIDE) Coordinating Center (U24)

 The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for a Coordinating Center (CC) to support the Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health Related Research (PRIDE). The PRIDE CC will provide programmatic support to the PRIDE Summer Institutes (R25) whose goal is toenhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforcethrough provision of research education and mentoring programs for junior faculty from under-represented backgrounds. This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive applications. 

Application Due : Mar 01, 2018

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Learning Health Systems Mentored Career Development Program (K12)

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in partnership with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), invites applications for funding to support institutional career development awards designed to train clinician and research scientists to conduct PCOR research within learning health systems (LHS) focused on generation, adoption, and application of evidence in order to improve the quality and safety of care.

Deadline: Jan 29,2018

Mobile Monitoring of Cognitive Change (U2C)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to design and implement research infrastructure that will enable the monitoring of cognitive abilities and age, state, context, or health condition-related changes in cognitive abilities on mobile devices. This effort will include the development (or support for development) of apps on the Android and iOS platforms, the validation of tests and items to be used on the two leading smartphone platforms in age groups ranging from 20 to 85, and the norming of successfully validated measures to nationally representative U.S. population samples that will also receive gold standard measures, including the NIH Toolbox for Assessment of Behavioral and Neurological Function. A goal of this project is to also support data collection efforts from participants enrolled in projects awarded through this FOA as well as other NIH-funded studies though FY2022, and enable the widespread sharing of both the collected data and the test instruments.

Deadline: 11/2/2017

Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30)

This FOA supports applications for Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs), centers of excellence in geriatrics research and research education to increase scientific knowledge leading to better ways to maintain or restore independence in older persons. The OAIC awards are designed to develop or strengthen awardee institutions’ programs that focus and sustain progress on a key area in aging research related to the mission of the OAIC program. This is a limited submission, and faculty should submit their internal documents to the Division of Research’s Limited Submission Sharepoint using the instructions found on the Research Development site.

Internal: 6/23/2017

Full Proposal: 10/19/2017

Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS (DP2)
Avenir means future in French, and this award looks toward the future by supporting early stage investigators (ESI) proposing highly innovative studies at the nexus of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. The nexus with drug abuse should be clearly described.  This award is designed to support creative individuals who wish to pursue innovative research approaches that support NIH HIV/AIDS Research Priorities and that have the potential to benefit substance using populations with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. The Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS will support research approaches, both basic and clinical, focused on improving therapies for HIV, reducing the impact of comorbid conditions, and ultimately, eradicating HIV.

Full Application: November 13, 2017

 Intensive Longitudinal Analysis of Health Behaviors: Leveraging New Technologies to Understand Health Behaviors (U24)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to establish a Research Coordinating Center (RCC) to facilitate and support the Intensive Longitudinal Health Behaviors Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to support collaborative research projects studying factors that influence key health behaviors at the individual level, using intensive longitudinal data collection and analytic methods, as well as to further advance research through the broad dissemination of data with the research community, as appropriate. The network will also assess how study results can be leveraged to introduce innovations into longstanding behavioral theories to advance the field of theory-driven behavior change interventions.
Letter of Intent: August 25, 2017
Full Application: January 7, 2018

Coordinating Center for Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (U24)
The NIA seeks applications proposing a Coordinating Center (CC) for the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAIC) program. The CC serves a facilitating role for OAIC site interactions as well as a conduit for translating OAIC objectives and findings to both scientific and general audiences. The proposed CC must demonstrate an ability to work cooperatively with all OAIC sites and possess sufficient scientific expertise in geriatrics and related areas to serve the national clearinghouse functions of the OAIC program.

Letter of Intent:September 19, 2017
Full Application:October 19, 2017

The NHGRI Genomic Data Science Analysis, Visualization, and Informatics Lab-space (AnVIL) (U24)

The scope of this FOA is to establish the NHGRI Genomic Data Science Analysis, Visualization, Informatics Lab-space ("AnVIL") in support of genomic research. The AnVIL aims to create an interoperable resource for the research community by co-locating data, storage and computing infrastructure with commonly used services and tools for analyzing and sharing data. The AnVIL will further advance research by leveraging a cloud-based infrastructure to facilitate genomic data access by the broad scientific community, integration and computing on and across large datasets generated by NHGRI programs, or programs funded by others in support of human genomics research.

Full Application: November 09, 2017

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12), pre-service and in-service teachers (Teachers) and students from underserved communities with a focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, Curriculum or Methods Development and Informal Science Education (ISE) projects. 

Application Due Date : November 01, 2017

Notice of Intent to Reissue the Funding Opportunity Announcement for BRAIN Initiative: Development of Next Generation Human Brain Imaging Tools and Technologies (U01)

The NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative intends to reissue RFA-EB-17-002, Development of Next Generation Human Brain Imaging Tools and Technologies, with modifications. This funding opportunity aims to support full development of entirely new or next generation noninvasive human brain imaging tools and methods that will lead to transformative advances in our understanding of the human brain. The FOA seeks innovative applications that are ready for full-scale development of breakthrough technologies with the intention of delivering working tools within the timeframe of the BRAIN Initiative. The FOA represents the second stage of the tool/technology development effort that started with RFA-MH-14-217 and RFA-MH-15-200.

Application Due Date : December 01, 2017

CAPSTONE Centers for Multidisciplinary Research in Child Abuse and Neglect (P50)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will use the specialized research center mechanism (P50) to call for multidisciplinary centers to serve as the CAPSTONE for research on child abuse and neglect and to serve as a national resource for the field. The Center(s) will conduct innovative and high quality research including: 1) trials testing the efficacy and effectiveness of clinical interventions; 2) longitudinal prospective studies examining the long term effects of specific and understudied types of maltreatment including abusive head trauma, medical child abuse and neglect, chronic sexual abuse; 3) studies examining the neurobiology of abuse and neglect and implications for health outcomes; and 4) studies testing the development of screening tools and clinical assessment measures for early identification and treatment of specific types of abuse and neglect to decrease morbidity and mortality and to identify potential comorbidities.

Application Due Date : November 27, 2017


White Paper: This BAA is open and effective through 1 March 2021 at 5:00 pm Local Time, WrightPatterson Air Force Base. White papers may be submitted at any time during this period.

Proposal: To be provided in response to the Requests for Proposals sent to offerors that submit White Papers considered to meet the needs of the Air Force.

The mission of the OCRP is to support patient-centered research to prevent, detect, treat, and cure ovarian cancer. Although not required, investigators are encouraged to address one of the FY17 Areas of Encouragement in their applications.

Full Application: TBD

Breast Cancer Research Program Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2017
Due to the current Continuing Resolution, the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Defense Appropriations bill has not been passed. Although funds have not been appropriated for the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP), the BCRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY17 funding opportunities.
Full Application: TBD

As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Research and Development Directorate (J9) manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation.  The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
Pre-Application: varies
Full Application:varies

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

This Multi-Investigator Research Award (MIRA) mechanism is intended to support highly integrated programs of collaborative and cross-disciplinary research among multiple Texas investigators. Applications responding to this RFA that address one of the program priorities for academic research adopted by CPRIT’s Oversight Committee are particularly encouraged. MIRAs are expected to promote a cooperative environment that fosters intensive interaction among members in all aspects of the research program. This approach is expected to transform the research process through the integration of basic and/or clinical disciplines, leading to the aggressive translation of scientific discoveries into tools and applications that have the potential to make a significant impact on cancer incidence, detection, treatment, and/or survivorship.
Application Due : January 31,2018.

Core Facility Support Awards (CFSA)

Supports the development or improvement of core facilities that will provide valuable services to support and enhance scientifically meritorious cancer research projects. CPRIT is particularly interested in supporting core facilities that provide enabling services to cancer investigators from multiple Texas institutions. Applications responding to this RFA that address one of the program priorities for academic research adopted by CPRIT’s Oversight Committee are particularly encouraged. 

Application Due : Aug 31, 2018, Internal deadline: Oct 6,2017

Limited: 1 Application per institution.

High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards (HIHR)

 CPRIT High-Impact/High-Risk (HIHR) Research Awards seek to Provide short-term funding to explore the feasibility of high-risk projects that, if successful, would contribute major new insights into the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancers. Applications responding to this RFA that address one of the program priorities for academic research adopted by CPRIT’s Oversight Committee are particularly encouraged.

Application Due : Jan 31, 2018, Internal deadline: Oct 6,2017

 Limited: A PI may submit only 1 new or resubmission application under this RFA during this funding cycle.

Small Business Innovation Research Program - Phase I

Proposed Phase I projects should prove the scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept. Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all SBIR topic areas. USDA SBIR's flexible research areas ensure innovative projects consistent with USDA's vision of a healthy and productive nation in harmony with the land, air, and water. USDA SBIR Program has awarded over 2000 research and development projects since 1983, allowing hundreds of small businesses to explore their technological potential, and providing an incentive to profit from the commercialization of innovative ideas.

Deadline: 10/5/2017

American Association for Cancer Research 



This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA), entitled Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO)–2017, solicits research in support of NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP). The HRP contains six Elements: Space Radiation, Human Health and Countermeasures, Exploration Medical Capability, Behavioral Health and Performance, Space Human Factors and Habitability, and International Space Station Medical Project. Fourteen disciplines or areas support the Program: Behavioral Health and Performance, Bone, Cardiovascular, Extravehicular Activity, Immunology, Medical Capabilities, Muscle, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Radiation, Sensorimotor, Advanced Food Technology, Advanced Environmental Health, and Space Human Factors Engineering. Awards generally range from under $100K per year for focused, limited efforts (e.g., data analysis) to $1M per year for extensive activities (e.g., development of scientific hardware). The funds available for awards in each program element offered in this solicitation range from less than one to several million dollars, which allows NASA to select a few to numerous proposals depending on the program objectives and the submission of proposals of merit. This solicitation may result in grant, cooperative agreement, and contract awards. 

Deadlines vary. See for more information.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)

In this PCORI Funding announcement (PFA), we will fund projects to adress gaps in methodological research relevant to conducting patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR)/comparative effectiveness research (CER). The improvement of existing methods will benefit all stakeholders, including researchers planning investigations; policy makers weighing the value of healthcare interventions; and patients, clinicians, and caregivers facing healthcare decisions.

LOI Due: 10/31/2017

Deadline: 2/6/2018

PCORI Funding Announcement: Improving Healthcare Systems

The Improving Healthcare Systems (IHS) Program within PCORI invites applications for research that studies the comparative effectiveness of alternative features of healthcare systems (e.g., innovative technologies,incentive structures, or healthcare service delivery designs) that are intended to optimize the quality, outcomes, and efficiency of patient care and that have the greatest potential for sustained impact and replication within and across healthcare systems. Healthcare systems encompass multiple levels (e.g., individual patients, family and social supports, providers and care teams, organizations or practice settings, local community resources, and the state- and national-level policy environments) and include entities organized to deliver, arrange, purchase, or coordinate health services.

LOI: 10/31/2017

Deadline: 2/6/2018

PCORI Funding Announcement: Addressing Disparities

PCORI invites applications for clinical comparative effectiveness research (CER) designed to evaluate and compare interventions intended to reduce or eliminate disparities in health and health care. Patients, caregivers, and clinicians often lack the appropriate evidence required to make the best choices regarding prevention, screening, diagnosis, monitoring, or treatment. Applications to the Addressing Disparities Program should focus on overcoming barriers that may disproportionately affect health outcomes or focus on identifying best practices for reducing disparities in target populations (racial and ethnic minority groups; low-income groups; residents of rural areas; individuals with special healthcare needs, including individuals with disabilities; patients with low health literacy/numeracy and/or limited English proficiency; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] persons). 

LOI: 10/31/2017

Deadline: 2/6/2018

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Building Trust and Mutual Respect to Improve Health Care

The 2017 Building Trust and Mutual Respect to Improve Health Care call for proposals (CFP) will fund empirical research studies to help us better understand how to build trust and mutual respect to meet vulnerable patients’ health care needs. For this CFP, we would define vulnerable populations in a number of different ways, including the economically disadvantaged, diverse racial and ethnic populations, the uninsured, older adults, homeless individuals, and people with complex health and social needs (including people with acute behavioral health needs or multiple chronic conditions). Proposals most closely aligned with the scope of this CFP will go beyond documenting the problem to generate findings that will be generalizable and have broad application across health systems and the field.

 Application Deadline: October 13, 2017