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Funding Opportunities Roundup: July 24, 2015

DOD Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program

The FY15 Defense Appropriations Act provides $12 million (M) to the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program (PRARP) to support innovative, high-impact Alzheimer’s disease research. As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency, Research, Development, and Acquisition (DHA RDA) Directorate manages and executes the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The executing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

The PRARP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. FY15 PRARP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov website in July 2015. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the Government.

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DOD Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program
Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2015

The Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) Defense Appropriations Act provides $10 million (M) to the Department of Defense Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program (OPORP) to support military-relevant personal assistive technology outcomes research. The goal of the OPORP is to improve our understanding and ultimately advance the implementation of the most effective prescriptions for prosthetic and orthotic devices, treatment, rehabilitation, and secondary health effect prevention options for patients, clinicians, other caregivers, and policymakers.
As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency, Research, Development, and Acquisition (DHA RDA) Directorate manages and executes the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The executing agent for the anticipated Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

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Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) NSF 15-588

This competition promotes the conduct of interdisciplinary research by teams of investigators in the social and behavioral sciences. Emphasis is placed on support for research that involves researchers from multiple SBE disciplinary fields and that integrates scientific theoretical approaches and methodologies from multiple SBE disciplinary fields. Emphasis also is placed on the significance of expected intellectual contributions that are likely to yield generalizable insights and information that will enhance theoretical perspectives and advance basic knowledge and capabilities across multiple SBE disciplinary fields. Although the IBSS competition will consider any proposal that addresses a topic for which the proposal makes a compelling case that the research will enhance broader theoretical understanding across multiple social and behavioral science fields, social and behavioral science researchers are especially encouraged to submit proposals for research on one of the following three broadly defined topics: Population Change; Sources and Consequences of Disparities; and Technology, New Media, and Social Networks.

Please see full RFP for details.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 12 to 16

Anticipated Funding Amount: The maximum level of support for an IBSS Large Research Project will be $1,000,000. The maximum level of support for an IBSS Small Research Project will be $300,000.

Full Proposal Deadline: December 1, 2015


UTIA Center for Wildlife Health Seed Grant Program: FY 2016

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) Center for Wildlife Health (CWH) Organized Research Unit (ORU) announces seed and travel grant programs to foster new research collaborations on wildlife or zoonotic diseases between UTK and UTIA scientists (NOTE: ORNL scientists who are adjunct professors at UTK or UTIA are eligible to apply). Over $80,000 is available via support from UTIA AgResearch, UTIA College of Veterinary Medicine, and UTK Office of Research and Engagement. Proposal instructions are attached. Seed grant proposals should be emailed to CWH-ORU Associate Director, Dr. Shige Eda (seda@utk.edu) by 5:00 p.m. on 28 August 2015.

See the full RFP for details.


UTIA Center for Wildlife Health Travel Grants: FY 2016

Application submission for travel grants is open until 1 June 2016 (those are due to Dr. Rick Gerhold; rgerhold@utk.edu), or until all grants have been awarded. If you have questions about the programs, please contact me or one of the Associate Directors of the CWH-ORU (Dr. Shige Eda; Dr. Matt Gray).

See the full RFP for details.


NIH Opportunities

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  • AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Clinical Decision Support Learning Network (U18)(RFA-HS-15-003)
  • FIC International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01)(PAR-15-291)
  • FIC/NHGRI/NIEHS/NIMH Emerging Global Leader Award (K43)(PAR-15-292)
  • NIAAA Screening and Brief Alcohol Interventions in Underage and Young Adult Populations (R21)(PA-15-294)
  • NIAAA Screening and Brief Alcohol Interventions in Underage and Young Adult Populations (R01)(PA-15-295)
  • NIAAA Screening and Brief Alcohol Interventions in Underage and Young Adult Populations (R03)(PA-15-296)
  • NIAAA Alcohol Use Disorders: Behavioral Treatment, Services and Recovery Research (R01)(PA-15-299)
  • NIAAA Alcohol Use Disorders: Behavioral Treatment, Services and Recovery Research (R03)(PA-15-300)
  • NIAAA Alcohol Use Disorders: Behavioral Treatment, Services and Recovery Research (R21)(PA-15-301)
  • NIAID Broad Agency Announcement (BAA): Development of Therapeutic Products for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, NIAID-DMID-NIH-AI-2015037 (NOT-AI-15-048)
  • NICHD Secondary Analysis of Existing Databases in Traumatic Brain Injury to Explore Outcomes Relevant to Medical Rehabilitation (R21)(RFA-HD-16-001)
  • NICHD/NIMH Neurodevelopmental Assessment of Infants and Children in Resource-Limited Settings (R43/R44) (RFA-HD-16-024)
  • NICHD/NIMH Neurodevelopmental Assessment of Infants and Children in Resource-Limited Settings (R41/R42) (RFA-HD-16-025)
  • NIDDK/NIAID Mechanisms Underlying the Contribution of Type 1 Diabetes Risk Associated Variants (DP3) (RFA-DK-15-025)
  • NIEHS Nanomaterials Health Implications Research (NHIR): Engineered Nanomaterials Resource and Coordination Core (U24)(RFA-ES-15-012)
  • NIEHS Nanomaterials Health Implications Research (NHIR): Comprehensive evaluation of interactions between engineered nanomaterials and biological system (U01) (RFA-ES-15-013)
  • NINDS Research Program Award (R35)(RFA-NS-16-001)

Limited Submissions

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