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February 21, 2020

resources for pursuing endocrine-related research opportunities

Endocrine researchers are at the core of solving many of the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, thyroid conditions, and hormone-related cancers. Your work has led to incredible accomplishments and remarkable progress in the biological and biomedical sciences that have benefited the lives of millions of Americans.

Highlights for Endocrine-related Research from the NIH Grants Guide

RFI on the Identification of Key Events in Autoimmune Diseases: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) issued a request for information from the scientific research community on two broad topics:

  • The utility, feasibility, and potential approaches to establishing a cohort of subjects at risk of developing autoimmune diseases and obtaining longitudinal samples from this cohort to identify immunologic events that drive disease onset in a productive, cost-effective, and minimally invasive manner; and
  • The feasibility of, potential approaches to, and impact of studies of autoimmune disease patient cohorts to define immunologic events that drive flares and remissions.

Interested members are encouraged to respond and provide their insight. Responses are requested via e-mail to [email protected] by March 15, 2021.

NOSI for Biophysical and Biomechanical Aspects of Embryonic Development: The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) issued a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to encourage innovative and high risk/impact research in the area of physics/mechanics of embryonic development explored in model organisms.  The Notice expires on November 17, 2022. Learn more at the NIH Grants Guide

NOSI for Secondary Analysis of Human Connectome Data:  Several NIH institutes issued a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to encourage secondary analyses of data from the Human Connectome Project (HCP) including the multiple datasets in the Lifespan Human Connectome projects and the Human Connectomes Related to Human Disease. Applicants beyond the groups that originally collected the data are encouraged to apply. For more information, see the announcement in the grants guide or the website for the Connectome Coordination Facility.   

NOSI For Adopting Techniques and Tools Developed from the BRAIN Initiative:  The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) issued a NOSI expressing  interest in leveraging these technologies developed as part of the BRAIN initiative to understand nervous system function in the service of cognition, social, or affective processing. Applicants are encouraged to propose research to understand functioning of brain circuits in healthy subjects as well as translational work. NIMH is particularly interested in BRAIN tools that allow large, population-scale in vivo recording, imaging, or circuit manipulation during cognitive, social, or affective behavior. Learn more at the NIH Grants Guide, or the BRAIN Initiative website.

NIH Launches New Early Investigator Grant: National Institutes of Health recently announced the Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant award.  This new award will support early stage investigators (ESIs) for innovative projects in an area of science that represents a change in research direction for the investigator.  Importantly, applications will not be allowed to submit preliminary data.   For application deadlines and other information, see the NIH Notice.  

MARC Program Reissue With Modifications: National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) issued a notice with their intent to reissue PAR-19-219 "Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC)" with minor modifications. Modifications to the planned Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) include an emphasis on promoting safety in the research training environment and teaching to the highest practices in biomedical research. The FOA release is anticipated February 17, 2021, with the first round of applications due May 21, 2021. 

NCI to Issue Cancer Global Health FOA:  National Cancer Institute (NCI) issued a notice advising the research community of an upcoming FOA to support the development of cancer-relevant technologies suitable for use in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Specifically, the FOA solicits applications for projects to adapt, apply, and validate existing or emerging technologies into a new generation of user-friendly, low-cost technologies for preventing, detecting, diagnosing, and/or treating cancers in people living in LMICs. The FOA release is anticipated on February 27, 2021, with the first application due June 02, 2021.

NICHD Data Safety and Monitoring Guidelines: NICHD issued a notice advising the community of new guidelines for data safety and monitoring applicable to clinical research and clinical trials.  NICHD expects investigators to apply these guidelines for competing applications or newly started protocols for January FY21.  Learn more here

 

 

Data Repositories

The following resources may be useful for researchers seeking data repositories, databases, or other opportunities for data deposition and/or sharing.

NIH Newsletters

  • NIEHS Environmental Factor: The March issue of Environmental Factor features a summary of a symposium on pre- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and highlights from discussions from recent meetings of the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors and NIEHS Advisory Council.
  • CSR Peer Review Notes: The September issue of Peer Review Notes highlights updates to NIH efforts to enhance the reproducibility of supported research. The issue also includes information on new videos to help NIH grant applicants navigate peer review.
  • NICHDevelopments: The February issue features research showing sex differences in concussions, new data sharing resources to connect investigators to research resources for projects aimed improving the health outcomes of newborns with genetic or congenital disorders, and selected NICHD requests for applications and program announcements
  • NIDDK Annual Report: In January 2019, NIDDK released their annual Recent Advances & Emerging Opportunities report. The publication demonstrates the value and promise of research by sharing examples of NIDDK-funded research including “Stories of Discovery”, “Scientific Presentations” and “Patient Profiles”

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