Funding Opportunities

Early-Stage Innovative Molecular Analysis Technology Development for Cancer Research (R21)

due: 18-09-2014 Research NIH RFA-CA-14-003 US Citizen required
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits grant applications proposing exploratory research projects focused on the inception and development of early stage, highly innovative, technologies for the molecular or cellular analysis of cancer. Emerging technologies with significant transformative potential that have not yet been explored in a cancer-relevant use may also be considered. An emerging technology is defined (for the purpose of this FOA) as one that has passed the initial developmental stage, but has not yet been evaluated within the context of cancer-relevant use intended in the application and requires significant modification for the proposed application to establish feasibility. The emphasis of this FOA is on molecular analysis technologies with a high degree of technical innovation with the potential to significantly affect and transform investigations exploring the molecular and cellular bases of cancer. If successful, these technologies would accelerate and/or enhance research in the areas of cancer biology, early detection and screening, clinical diagnosis, treatment, control, epidemiology, and/or cancer health disparities. Technologies proposed for development may be intended to have widespread applicability but must be based on molecular and/or cellular characterizations of cancer. This funding opportunity is part of a broader NCI-sponsored Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT) Program.

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (BMMB)

due: 01-10-2014 Research NSF PD 14-7479 Faculty, Citizenship (Not Applicable) required
The BMMB Program supports fundamental research in biomechanics and mechanobiology. An emphasis is placed on multiscale mechanics approaches in the study of organisms that integrate across molecular, cell, tissue, and organ domains. The relationships between mechanical behavior and extracellular matrix composition and organization are of interest. In addition, the influence of in vivo mechanical forces on cell and matrix biology in the histomorphogenesis, maintenance, regeneration, and aging of tissues is an important concern. Funded projects may include theoretical, computational, and experimental approaches. The program encourages the consideration of diverse living tissues as smart materials that are self-designing.

NIH Pioneer Award Program (DP1)- RFA-RM-13-006

due: 10-10-2014 Research NIH RFA-RM-13-006 Faculty required
The NIH Pioneer Award initiative complements NIH's traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering and possibly transforming approaches to addressing major biomedical or behavioral challenges that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research. To be considered pioneering, the proposed research must reflect substantially different scientific directions from those already being pursued in the investigator’s research program or elsewhere.

NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)

due: 12-10-2014 Research, Young Investigator NIH PA-14-042 US Citizen required
The purpose of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant NIH staff for IC-specific programmatic and budgetary information

The NCI Transition Career Development Award (K22)

due: 12-10-2014 Research, Young Investigator NIH PAR-12-121 US Citizen required
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) represents the continuation of an NCI program to facilitate the transition of investigators in mentored, non-independent cancer research positions to independent faculty cancer research positions. This goal is achieved by providing protected time through salary and research support for the initial 3 years of the first independent tenure-track faculty position, or its equivalent.