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Funding Opportunities (Multiple Sponsors, Multiple Career Levels)

May 18, 2020, 17:43 PM by Melodi Moore

NIDA offers Genotyping to Substance Abuse Disorder Investigators

The National Institute on Drug Abuse is offering free genotyping for existing extracted DNA samples from people suffering from substance abuse disorders, who have consented for addiction/and or genetic studies. The proposed samples for genotyping offered by investigators will be selected by administrative review by NIDA staff. The NIDA Center for Genetic Studies at RUDCR will do all the genotyping of samples submitted. These data once cleaned will be submitted into dbGaP, where they will be stored for a 6 month period prior to public data release per the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy. During that time submitting investigators will have the chance to analyze their own data. Once the data are released to the public there are no other time restrictions or embargo periods.

Submit requests no later than: September 14, 2020

Elucidating the Role of Nutrition in Care and Development of Preterm Infants (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications that address priority gaps in understanding the role of nutrition in the care and development of preterm infants.

Deadline: November 30, 2020

NICHD Expands Scope of RFA-HD-21-005, Genomic Predictors of Pregnancy Loss

The scope of RFA-HD-20-005 has been modified to read “The scope of this FOA is restricted to the study of couples who have experienced: 1) pregnancy loss at >20 weeks with or without fetal anomalies, and/or 2) recurrent pregnancy loss (defined as 2 or more pregnancy losses). The losses should not be related to well-defined causes of pregnancy loss or preterm delivery such as fetal aneuploidy, parental chromosome translocation, immunologic or thrombophilic disorders, uterine anomalies, abruption, pre-eclampsia, infection, etc.” 

All other aspects of the RFA remain the same.


Encourage scientists at the end of their fellowship who have secured a faculty appointment or scientists beginning their faculty appointment to pursue research focused on neuroendocrine tumors.

Deadline:  June 12, 2020

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Providing Enhanced Medical Support for Patients with Primary Immunodeficiency (PI) Disorders

Support patient-focused programs that help patients and providers address the heightened medical and educational needs of patients with PI during this pandemic.  Priority will be awarded to projects that leverage the utilization of innovative technology platforms for distant learning to reach the intended audience with a focus on patient outreach, medical support and telework.

Deadline:  June 8, 2020

Gene & Anti-TFPI Therapies in Hemophilia

Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on the following areas:

  • Basic Science of Gene Therapy for Hemophilia
  • Basic Science of TFPI & Anti-TFPI Monoclonal Antibodies
  • Burden of disease: Clinical Hemophilia A and B

Deadline:  June 15, 2020


Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

The Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems program supports scholarship and research directed toward the discovery and refinement of theoretical and mathematical tools contributing to the continued development of the study of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. The program's emphasis is on the development and application of the theory and tools used in the study of complex research questions and not on particular fields of research per se.  JSMF is also interested in projects attempting to apply complex systems approaches to coherently articulated questions where such approaches are not yet standard but could open up new paths to progress.

The James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems is intended to provide students in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. degree more freedom in identifying and securing postdoctoral training opportunities.    Following a multi-phase review of applications, selected pre-doctoral students are granted “letters of intent to fund” that the student can use in negotiating with potential postdoctoral training institutions while the student is in the final phase of graduate school.   The JSMF Fellowship is designed to provide students with opportunities to pursue postdoctoral training that might not be otherwise readily available.   The Fellowships are intended to allow students to seek postdoctoral research opportunities aligned with the student's interest and desire to obtain additional skills and experience that will further their pursuit of careers in complex systems science.    

Deadline:  June 12, 2020


Jacob P. Waletzky Award

The Jacob P. Waletzky Award is given to a young scientist (within 15 years of his/her Ph.D. or MD degree) whose independent research has led to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction. Both basic and clinical researchers are eligible for the award. Future plans to continue to make significant contributions to addiction research and treatment is one of the selection criteria. This award is endowed by the Waletzky Award Prize Fund and the Waletzky Family.

Recipients receive a $30,000 prize and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and two nights hotel accommodations for the SfN annual meeting. The SfN president presents the prize at a lecture at the meeting.

For more information, please review the Awards and Funding FAQs.

Deadline:  June 5, 2020