Grants and Funding Opportunities

NIH Funding Opportunity: Research on Ethical Issues in Biomedical, Social, and Behavioral Research (R21)
A new grant pertaining to your area of interest has just been added to the database:
Grant Title: Research on Ethical Issues in Biomedical, Social, and Behavioral Research (R21)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline Date:
Application Submission/Receipt Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16. AIDS Application Submission/Receipt Dates: May 7,September 7January 7. Expiration/Closing Date: May 8, 2015.

For details, please visit the egrants website. 

New NIAD Funding Opportunities

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Ethical Issues in Research on HIV/AIDS and its Co-morbidities (R01 and R21)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications addressing ethical issues in research relevant to populations with HIV and associated co-morbidities, and populations at high risk of HIV acquisition.  The bioethics projects supported through this program announcement will focus on at least one of the following three goals:

1) Development of  the empirical knowledge base for human subjects protection and ethics standards in HIV/AIDS research;

2) Development of  conceptual bioethics approaches to advance scholarship on difficult ethical challenges in HIV/AIDS research;

3) Supporting the integration of bioethics work with ongoing research in HIV/AIDS.

Please click here for more details on the R01 grant and click here for more details on the R21 grant.

Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01)

R01: PA-13-292  and R21: PA-13-288 

Application due dates: standard due dates apply. Expiration date: September 8, 2016. Please note this FOA is a reissue of PAR-10-136  and PAR-10-137.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issues this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to encourage research project grant applications (R01, R21) employing behavioral and social science theories, concepts, and methods (1) to improve understanding of the causes of disparities in health and disability among the various populations of the United States and (2) to develop and test interventions for reducing and eventually eliminating health disparities. The purpose of this FOA is to encourage behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disabilities disparities in the U. S. population.

Health disparities between, on the one hand, racial/ethnic populations, lower socioeconomic classes, and rural residents and, on the other hand, the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: 1) public policy, 2) health care, and 3) disease/disability prevention. Particular attention is given to reducing “health gaps” among groups. Applications that utilize an interdisciplinary approach, investigate multiple levels of analysis, incorporate a life-course perspective, and/or employ innovative methods such as systems science or community-based participatory research are particularly encouraged.

For full announcements see:
R01: PA-13-292 and R21: PA-13-288 

NIAID & NIMH Methods for Prevention Packages Program III RO1 Grants
NIAID & NIMH have another round of MP3. (Jan submission, 1 submission/yr for 3 years)

Both FOAs are PARs (R = Special review; reviewed by special emphasis panels).

Increased Knowledge and Innovative Strategies to Reduce HIV Incidence – iKnow Projects
Increased Knowledge and Innovative Strategies to Reduce HIV Incidence – iKnow Projects. Supported by NIAID, NIMH and NIDA.

(Jan submission, 1 submission/yr for 3 years)

This FOA is intended to promote innovative research that addresses one or both of the following objectives:

  • Devise optimal strategies to improve the identification of persons unaware of their HIV-1 infection and successfully link them to HIV testing, treatment, and prevention interventions.
  • Develop and examine the feasibility and acceptability of novel integrated interventions of biomedical and behavioral strategies that substantially reduce the likelihood of onward HIV transmission in these populations.


Two NIDA FOAs to Promote Goals of Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH
We are pleased to announce the release of 2 new FOAs to promote the goals of Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH (CRAN; formerly known as functional integration).  Its mission is to provide a strong collaborative framework for enabling NIDA, NIAAA, and NCI to pool resources and expertise, creating synergies in addiction science, addressing new research opportunities, and meeting the public’s health needs.

The current FOAs are for administrative supplements and competitive revision applications to promote research on new and/or under-recognized opportunities addressing polysubstance use and comorbidity.  Many existing research projects focus on only one substance (e.g., alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, heroin, etc.), yet epidemiological and clinical research indicate that polysubstance use is common, as are co-morbid substance use disorders.  Basic research on behavioral and neural mechanisms reveals overlapping substrates and consequences of exposure to diverse substances. Despite this knowledge, many investigator-initiated projects do not take full advantage of opportunities to address scientific issues related to polysubstance use and comorbidity. Under these FOAs, CRAN will solicit administrative supplements or revision applications for the specific purpose of expanding the scope of currently funded projects to be more cross-cutting and inclusive.

For both FOAs, Kevin Conway is listed as the contact person for NIDA.  In that role, Kevin plans to respond to general inquiries from PD/PS, but triage as appropriate to the program official on record for more specific substantive and grant-specific issues.  The direct links to the FOAs are here and here.

Contribute to Research on Drug Resistance
Preventing and managing clinical antimicrobial drug resistance is of principal interest for NIH and for NIAID in particular. A recent funding opportunity announcement (FOA) targets this research priority. Read the full article.

OBSSR Can Boost Your Big Data Education 
“Big data” is becoming a big deal. If you’re looking to develop a short course on big data strategies or tools, or other innovative methodologies for behavioral and social science research, NIH’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) may have a funding opportunity for you. Read the full article.

New FOAs Support HIV Prevention Packages 
HIV researchers, your interest may be piqued by two new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) supported in part by NIAID: Methodologies and Formative Work for Combination HIV Prevention Approaches, which uses the R01 activity code, and a companion FOA that uses the R21 activity code. Read the full article.

Grand Challenges Explorations Round 10 grants announced
Over 50 new grants of US$100,000 each will be made to investigators from 18 countries and mark the tenth round of funding from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative seeking to lower the barriers for testing innovative ideas in global health and development. Also announced was additional funding of up to US$1 million each for four Grand Challenges Explorations projects to enable grantees to advance their work. Please read the press release  here and the grant summaries here. To receive updates about future grant opportunities, please sign up here.

NIH Funding on Integration and Analysis of Diverse HIV-Associated Data
Applications are now being accepted for a grant which aims to stimulate the integration of data across HIV research networks and cohorts as well as the development, adaptation and application of state-of-the-art analytic methods to achieve a better understanding of the various factors that characterize neurobehavioral and psychosocial functioning of people living with HIV or those at risk for HIV. For more information, please visit the NIH Website.

NIH Funding on HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Interventions 
Applications are now being accepted for proposals for comparative effectiveness and implementation of HIV/AIDS with Alcohol Intervention. For more information, please visit the NIH Website.

NIH Funding on the Role of Stigma in HIV Prevention and Care
The NIMH is encouraging revision applications to augment currently active AIDS-related NIMH and NIAID R01 grants.  Revision applications should employ state-of-the-science methodology to validate existing stigma measures and examine the impact of HIV-associated stigma on HIV prevention and care uptake and HIV-related outcomes.For More information, visit the NIH Website.

NIH Funding on the Latent Reservoir in HIV-infected Children
Applications are welcome from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct studies of the latent reservoir in HIV-infected children who have had early treatment (antiretroviral therapy [ART] initiated at  less than 6 months of age) and have had continuous viral suppression. For more information, visit the NIH Website.

Office for Human Research Protections Seeking Fellows
The Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) has openings for a compliance oversight fellow and a policy fellow. Interested persons can find these announcements by going to the ORISE Website, and entering, in the Search field, the compliance oversight announcement number: DHHS-OHRP-2013-0102, or the policy announcement number: DHHS-OHRP-2013-0103.

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