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.

The following are resources useful for researchers pursuing endocrine-related research opportunities:

Highlights for Endocrine-related Research from the NIH Grants Guide

  • 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. 
  • Request for Information: Comments and suggestions for the development of the NIA Longitudinal Rat Resource.  NIA invites feedback on the proposed resource from researchers in academia and industry, healthcare professionals, patient and health advocacy organizations, scientific and professional organizations, and other interested stakeholders. Release date:  April 25, 2019.  Due Date:  July 15, 2019. 
  • Notice of Webinar: NIGMS Technology Development Funding Opportunity Announcements.  The technology development FOAs encourage evaluation of technological hypotheses without the pressure to additionally test unknown biological questions. Technologies might originate from biomedical disciplines or from engineering and the physical sciences. Examples include instruments, devices, processes, algorithms, software, chemicals, biomolecules, or cells that have potential value for generating new basic biomedical research. Time: May 14, 2019 3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). 
  • 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 
  • Request for Letters of Intent and Nominations: SGM Investigator Awards Program.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) is requesting letters of intent for the second annual Investigator Award Program.  The NIH Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Investigator Award Program was developed to recognize early - stage investigators who have made substantial, outstanding research contributions in areas related to SGM health and who are poised to become future leaders or are already leading the field of SGM health research.  Release Date:  April 18, 2019.  LOI Due Date:  May 20, 2019.  Final Nomination Submission Due:  June 10, 2019
  • Funding Opportunity Announcement:  NIH Director’s Transformative Research Awards.  The NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award Program supports individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original, and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies.  Release date:  March 28, 2019.  Due date:  September 20, 2019.
  • Funding Opportunity Announcement:  NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards.  The NIH Director's Early Independence Award supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research essentially after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career.  Release date:  March 28, 2019.  Due date:  September 13, 2019.
  • Request for Applications: Revolutionizing Innovative, Visionary Environmental health Research (RIVER).  The NIEHS RIVER program seeks to provide support for the majority of the independent research program for outstanding investigators in the Environmental Health Sciences, giving them intellectual and administrative freedom, as well as sustained support to pursue their research in novel directions in order to achieve greater impacts.  A separate request is announced for basic experimental studies with humans.  Release date:  April 4, 2019.  Due date:  June 20, 2019.
  • Request for Applications: NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program.  The Program supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative and potentially transformative research towards the ultimate goal of enhancing human health. For the program to support the best possible researchers and research, applications are sought which reflect the full diversity of the research workforce. Release date:  April 3, 2019.  Due date:  September 9, 2019.
  • Notice of Special Interest:  Research on the Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations. This Notice encourages research that describes the biological, clinical, behavioral, and social processes that affect the health and development of SGM populations and individuals and their families, and that leads to the development of acceptable and appropriate health interventions and health service delivery methods that will enhance health and development of these populations.  Release date: March 13, 2019.
  • Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Computational and Statistical Methods to Enhance Discovery from Health Data. The National Library of Medicine invites research grant applications that propose state of the art methods and approaches to address problems with large health data sets or tools used to analyze them, whether the data are drawn from electronic health records or public health data sets, biomedical imaging, omics repositories or other biomedical or social/behavioral data sets.  Release date:  March 19, 2019.
  • Notice of Availability: Administrative Supplements for Geospatial, Multilevel, and Contextual Approaches in Cancer Control and Population Sciences. The National Cancer Institute is interested in applications that examine the role of two or more etiologic agents at multiple levels, one of which must include social and/or built environmental factors measured at the geographic level. Multilevel analysis involves addressing two or more of the following levels: individual factors (e.g., carcinogenic exposures, lifestyle behaviors); family, school, workplace, and community structure; natural, built, and social environments; and biology (e.g., biomarkers of effect, early damage, etc.). Release date: March 12, 2019. Due date: May 15, 2019 for funding in FY 2019.
  • 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:  Geroscience Approaches to Alzheimer's Disease.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications proposing research on the specific role of aging biology in the development, etiology and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.  Posted March 5, 2019.  Application due date July 2, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Funding Opportunity Announcement: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Senior Fellowship (Parent F33) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards senior individual research training fellowships to experienced scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities as independent investigators in research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers.  Posted February 21, 2019.
  • Funding Opportunity Announcement: Microbial-based Cancer Therapy -Bugs as Drugs (R01/R21) The overall purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to stimulate the development of novel microbial-based cancer therapies, especially for conditions where conventional cancer therapies are inadequate, such as poorly vascularized, hypoxic, solid tumors, dormant or slowly dividing cells resistant to current interventions, and brain tumors. Posted February 22, 2019.
  • Special Emphasis Notice: Health Services Research Priorities for Achieving a High Value Healthcare System. The purpose of this Notice is to inform the research community that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is interested in receiving health services research grant applications to advance our national goal of achieving a high value healthcare system. Posted February 25, 2019.
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”
Education and Meetings

Watch ENDO 2019 Sessions:

Endocrine Society Resources
In Endocrine News
Endocrine News Podcast

In Episode 16 of the Endocrine News Podcast Caitlin talks with Rebecca Simmons, MD, from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, about islet dysfunction in intrauterine growth restriction. .


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