Grant Opportunities


Featured Grant Opportunities! 

 Posted July 10, 2020

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is pleased to announce the release of a new funding opportunity titled “Mechanistic Studies of the Interaction between SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and Diseases and Organ Systems of Interest to NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional).”  The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support basic and clinical mechanistic research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) susceptibility, routes of infection, course of disease, morbidity and mortality in people with pre-existing diseases, or adverse acute or chronic outcomes in organs, tissues, and biological systems of specific interest to NIDDK. These include diabetes and other metabolic diseases, obesity, and endocrine, digestive, liver, pancreas, kidney, urological, and hematologic tissues and diseases.

 

Key Dates:

 Letter of intent due date: November 16, 2020

Application due date: December 16, 2020

The NIDDK encourages individuals and organizations to promote and disseminate this RFA information in related newsletters, publications, or on organizational websites. 


 

Posted: June 23, 2020

NIDDK is issuing an Notice of Specialist Interest (NOSI) for Advancing Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Research through Catalytic Tool and Technology Development.   This NOSI provides an opportunity for investigators to apply for funding for developing novel tools and technologies that enable new lines of scientific inquiry and/or treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD).

The first available due date is October 16, 2020.  For more information, please see the NOSI at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-DK-20-034.html.

 

Please direct all inquiries to the Scientific/Research Contacts below:

Christine Maric-Bilkan, Ph.D.Email: [email protected] 
Susan Mendley, M.D.Email: [email protected]

Posted: June 23, 2020

As part of the RADx Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) effort, which aims to understand the factors associated with disparities in COVID-19 morbidity and mortality and to lay the foundation to reduce disparities for those underserved and vulnerable populations who are disproportionately affected by, have the highest infection rates of, and/or are most at risk for complications or poor outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic, the NIH has issued several funding opportunities that may be of interest:

 

  • NOT-OD-20-120: Emergency Competitive Revisions for Community-Engaged Research on COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and/or Vulnerable Populations

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-120.html

This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the urgent need to understand and address COVID-19 morbidity and mortality disparities among underserved and vulnerable populations across the United States. These two-year community-engaged Testing Research Projects will examine SARS-CoV-2 infection patterns and efforts to increase access and effectiveness of diagnostic methods. The overarching goal is to understand factors that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on these underserved populations so that interventions can be implemented to decrease these disparities.

 Application submission dates: beginning on July 8, 2020 for Application Due Dates of August 7, 2020 (5:00 PM local time of the applicant organization) OR September 8, 2020 (5:00 PM local time of the applicant organization). Applications received after September 8, 2020 will not be considered. 

NIDDK Scientific Program Contact: Pamela L. Thornton, PhD, 301-480-6476, [email protected]

 

  • NOT-OD-20-119: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Emergency Competitive Revisions for Social, Ethical, and Behavioral Implications (SEBI) Research on COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and/or Vulnerable Populations

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-119.html

This NOSI highlights the urgent need to understand the social, ethical, and behavioral implications (SEBI) of COVID-19 testing among underserved and/or vulnerable populations across the United States through the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative. The overarching goal is to understand factors that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on these underserved populations so that interventions can be implemented to decrease these disparities.

Application submission dates: beginning on July 8, 2020 for Application Due Dates of August 7, 2020 (5:00 PM local time of the applicant organization) OR September 8, 2020 (5:00 PM local time of the applicant organization). Applications received after September 8, 2020 will not be considered. 

NIDDK Scientific Program Contact: Paul L. Kimmel, MD, MACP, 301-594-1409, [email protected] 

 

  • RFA-OD-20-013: Notice: Emergency Awards: RADx-UP Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-20-013.html

* Note: NIDDK is a participating organization but was inadvertently omitted from the list

This emergency cooperative agreement funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides an expedited funding mechanism as part of the RADx-UP initiative, a consortium of community-engaged research projects to understand factors that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on the underserved and/or vulnerable populations so that interventions can be implemented to decrease these disparities. This FOA seeks to fund a single Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) as an integral part of the consortium. The CDCC will serve as a national resource, working with NIH scientific staff and consortium members to coordinate and facilitate research activities. The CDCC will also serve as a spoke in the larger NIH initiatives by providing deidentified individual data to an NIH-based data center.

Application submission dates: beginning on July 8, 2020 for Application Due Dates of August 7, 2020 (5:00 PM local time of the applicant organization). Applications received after August 7, 2020 will not be considered. Letters of intent are due July 8, 2020.

Scientific Program Contact (NIMHD): Dorothy Castille, 301-594-9411, [email protected]

 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact and discuss their proposed research/aims with the above named Program Staff Contacts specific to each opportunity.

 

Have a Grant Opportunity to share? Email details to [email protected].