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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

Special Announcement:  NCATS “Rare Diseases Are Not Rare!” Challenge Prize Competition  
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is soliciting entries for the 2020 “Rare Diseases Are Not Rare! Challenge.” The goal of this Challenge is to reward and spur innovative approaches to effectively communicate with others and to educate people about all rare diseases in a collective manner through social media or art. The challenge announcement will be posted on www.Challenge.gov and the NCATS Rare Diseases Are Not Rare! Challenge Details websites.
Release Date:  February 19, 2020.  Submission Deadline:  April 30, 2020

Notice of Special Interest:  Dissemination and Implementation Science for Cancer Prevention and Control in Low Resource Environments
The NCI is informing potential applicants of their interest in supporting implementation research related to cancer prevention and control in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and in low resource settings. Note that applications proposing/describing projects involving and/or conducting research on animals are not appropriate for this funding opportunity. Release Date:  February 10, 2020.  

 

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Use of Biological Information to Understand How the Interplay of Environmental Exposures and Genes Influences Cancer Risk
NCI is interested in research that integrates biological data with epidemiological data from environmental exposure and germline genetic projects, and encourages applications that include mechanistic follow-up (e.g., appropriate laboratory experiments that go beyond annotation) designed to understand the biological processes involved in the interplay between environmental exposures and genes at the molecular, cellular, and/or organismal level. Release Date: October 9, 2019.  First Available Due Date: February 05, 2020

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement: NIGMS Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) for Early Stage Investigators (R35 - Clinical Trial Optional)
An NIGMS MIRA for ESIs is intended to provide support for the program of research in an ESI’s laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS. Investigators receiving a MIRA will be required to relinquish their other NIGMS research funding, including Mentored Career Development (K) awards. Investigators with K awards from another Institute/Center of the NIH may receive an NIGMS MIRA but will be required to adjust their person-months of effort on those awards to be less than the number of person-months committed to the MIRA. Release Date: October 7, 2019.   Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement: May 01, 2020

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement: National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility (NCTRI) (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) intends to re-issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement to solicit applications for the re-competition of the National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility (NCTRI). This re-competition will differ from the previous competition (RFA HD-19-017) in several ways, please see the link to the notice for more details.  Release Date: October 1, 2019.  Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement: November 15, 2019

Notice of Special Interest: Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics Approaches for Nutrition Research
The purpose of this Notice is to foster collaborative research between nutrition researchers and experts in omics technologies and encourages applications that employ nutrigenetics and/or nutrigenomics approaches to basic, translational and clinical nutrition research. Collaboration between investigators with demonstrated expertise in nutrition research and omics techniques is highly encouraged. Release Date: September 25, 2019. First Available Due Date: February 5, 2020

 
  • Funding Opportunity Announcement: Mechanistic Ancillary Studies to Ongoing Clinical Projects.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications that propose to conduct time-sensitive mechanistic ancillary studies related to the NIAMS mission in conjunction with privately or publicly funded, ongoing clinical projects.  Release date:  April 26, 2019.  Application Due Dates:  August 5, 2019; December 2, 2019; April 1, 2020; August 3, 2020; December 1, 2020.  
  • Funding Opportunity Announcement: Biological Testing Facility Access For Contraceptive Development.  The purpose of this FOA is to provide investigators with a mechanism to request services from NICHD’s state-of-the-art Biological Testing Facility to advance their contraceptive development program.  Release Date: May 1, 2019.  Due Dates:  July 1, 2019, December 16, 2019, May 1, 2020  
  • Funding Opportunity Announcement: Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs). The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORC) program is designed to support and enhance the national research effort in nutrition and obesity. Release date: March 13, 2019. Due dates: October 23, 2019 and June 2, 2020
  • Funding Opportunity Announcement:  Next Generation Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (NGM).   This FOA will support the development of new and innovative on-demand, event -driven and long-acting systemic and non-systemic multipurpose prevention technologies (MPT that prevent HIV infection and pregnancy (hormonal and non-hormonal methods); sexually transmitted infections (STI) and pregnancy, and (HIV/STI) and non-HIV STI MPTs in cis and trans males and females of all ages.  Posted March 4, 2019.  Application due dates May 6, 2019, May 6, 2020, May 6, 2021.  

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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