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

  • 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.
  • Funding Opportunity Announcement: Clinical and Biological Measures of TBI-related dementia including Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)(R01). This FOA invites investigation of biological and clinical measures of TBI-related progressive neurodegeneration and neurocognitive decline associated with increased risk for dementia and /or traumatic encephalopathy syndrome (TES) (clinicopathologic diagnostic counterpart to the neuropathological diagnosis of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)). Posted February 25, 2019. Application due date April 15, 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.
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”
Endocrine Society Resources
In Endocrine News
Endocrine News Podcast

In In Episode 7 of the Endocrine News Podcast Laurel Coons discusses hormone-mediated enhancer activation.


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