Current Funding Opportunities

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Title: Perception, Action & Cognition (PAC)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Deadline: February 3, 2020

Amount: Please see recent awards to learn about typical budgets.

Description: The PAC program funds theoretically motivated research on a wide-range of topic areas related to typical human behavior with particular focus on perceptual, motor, and cognitive processes and their interactions. Central research topics for consideration by the program include (but are not limited to) vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, written and spoken language, spatial cognition, motor control, categorization, reasoning, and concept formation. Of particular interest are emerging areas, such as the interaction of sleep or emotion with cognitive or perceptual processes, epigenetics of cognition, computational models of cognition, and cross-modal and multimodal processing. The program welcomes a wide range of perspectives, such as individual differences, symbolic and neural-inspired computation, ecological approaches, genetics and epigenetics, nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies spanning the range of experimentation and modeling. The PAC program is open to co-review of proposals submitted to other programs both within the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate and across other directorates.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: See Proposal Solicitation.


Title: NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 5, 2020

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Description: The NIH Research Project Grant supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s). The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on their scientific missions.This Funding Opportunity Announcement does not accept applications proposing clinical trial(s).

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-19-056.html


Title: NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 5, 2020

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Description: This Parent Funding Opportunity Announcement is for basic science experimental studies involving humans, referred to in NOT-OD-18-212 as “prospective basic science studies involving human participants.” These studies fall within the NIH definition of a clinical trial and also meet the definition of basic research. Types of studies that should submit under this FOA include studies that prospectively assign human participants to conditions (i.e., experimentally manipulate independent variables) and that assess biomedical or behavioral outcomes in humans for the purpose of understanding the fundamental aspects of phenomena without specific application towards processes or products in mind. Studies conducted with specific applications toward processes or products in mind should submit under the appropriate ‘Clinical Trials Required’ or ‘Clinical Trial Optional’ FOA. The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on their scientific missions.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-19-091.html


Title: Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 5, 2020

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Description: The NIH Research Project Grant supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s). This Parent Funding Opportunity Announcement requires that at least 1 clinical trial be proposed. The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on their scientific missions. Applicants should note that some ICs (see Related Notices) only accept applications proposing mechanistic studies that meet NIH's definition of a clinical trial through this funding opportunity announcement.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-19-055.html


Title: Mechanistic Studies of Gene-Environment Interplay in Dental, Oral, Craniofacial, and Other Diseases and Conditions (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 5, 2020

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Description: This FOA is intended to foster research towards a better understanding of the biological mechanisms of gene-environment interplay in human diseases and conditions. Through this FOA, the NIDCR, NIEHS, and NICHD solicit applications that use animal models, in vitro systems, or ex vivo approaches to conduct mechanistic investigation of the interplay of genes/gene networks and environmental factors in dental, oral, craniofacial (DOC), and other diseases and conditions.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-292.html


Title: Perception and Cognition Research to Inform Cancer Image Interpretation (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 5, 2020

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Description: The purpose of this FOA is to facilitate research on the perceptual and cognitive processes underlying the performance of cancer image observers. Specifically, the FOA will bring scientists with expertise in visual perception and cognition together with radiologists, pathologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and other experts in cancer image interpretation. The scientific scope of the PAR will yield insights to improve the accuracy of cancer detection and diagnosis as a result of NCI's investment in studying the underlying perceptual and cognitive processes.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-387.html


Title: PCognitive Neuroscience (CogNeuro)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Deadline: February 11, 2020

Amount: Please see recent awards to learn about typical budgets.

Description: The Cognitive Neuroscience Program seeks highly innovative proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of the neural mechanisms of human cognition. Central research topics for consideration by the program include attention, learning, memory, decision-making, language, social cognition, and emotions. Proposals with animal models are appropriate only if they include a comparative element with human subjects.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: See Proposal Solicitation.


Title: Tobacco Regulatory Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 13, 2020

Amount: Application budgets are limited to $300,000 in direct cost per year over a maximum of 3 years.

Description: The purpose of this FOA is to invite R01 applications to support biomedical and behavioral research that will provide scientific data to inform regulation of tobacco products to protect public health. Research Projects must address the research priorities related to the regulatory authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). The awards under this FOA will be administered by NIH using funds that have been made available through FDA CTP and the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (P.L. 111-31). Research results from this FOA are expected to generate findings and data that are directly relevant in informing the FDA's regulation of the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products to protect public health.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-19-028.html


Title: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 18, 2020

Amount: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Description: This program is intended to encourage new exploratory and developmental research projects. For example, such projects could assess the feasibility of a novel area of investigation or a new experimental system that has the potential to enhance health-related research. Another example could include the unique and innovative use of an existing methodology to explore a new scientific area. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. Applications for Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant awards should include projects distinct from those supported through the traditional R01 activity code. For example, long-term projects, or projects designed to increase knowledge in a well-established area, are not appropriate for this FOA. Applications submitted to this FOA should be exploratory and novel. These studies should break new ground or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications. Projects of limited cost or scope that use widely accepted approaches and methods within well-established fields are better suited for the NIH Small Research Grant Program. This Funding Opportunity Announcement does not accept applications proposing clinical trial(s)

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-19-053.html


Title: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 18, 2020

Amount: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Description: The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.This Parent Funding Opportunity Announcement is for basic science experimental studies involving humans, referred to in NOT-OD-18-212 as “prospective basic science studies involving human participants.” These studies fall within the NIH definition of a clinical trial and also meet the definition of basic research. Types of studies that should submit under this FOA include studies that prospectively assign human participants to conditions (i.e., experimentally manipulate independent variables) and that assess biomedical or behavioral outcomes in humans for the purpose of understanding the fundamental aspects of phenomena without specific application towards processes or products in mind. Studies conducted with specific applications toward processes or products in mind should submit under the appropriate ‘Clinical Trials Required’ or ‘Clinical Trial Optional’ FOA. The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on their scientific missions.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-19-092.html


Title: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 18, 2020

Amount: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Description: The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. This Parent Funding Opportunity Announcement requires that at least 1 clinical trial be proposed. The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on their scientific missions. Applicants should note that some ICs (see Related Notices) only accept applications proposing mechanistic studies that meet NIH's definition of a clinical trial through this funding opportunity announcement.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-19-054.html


Title: Research on biopsychosocial factors of social connectedness and isolation on health, wellbeing, illness, and recovery (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: March 17, 2020

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Description: This FOA solicits research projects that seek to model the underlying mechanisms, processes, and trajectories of social relationships and how these factors affect outcomes in health, illness, recovery, and overall wellbeing. Both animal and human subjects research projects are welcome. Researchers proposing basic science experimental studies involving human participants should consider this FOA’s companion for basic experimental studies with humans.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-373.html


Title: Emotional Well-Being: High-Priority Research Networks (U24, Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: April 20, 2020

Amount: Application budgets may not exceed $400,000 per year in direct costs excluding any consortium F&A costs and should reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Description: This FOA is intended to support the development of transdisciplinary research networks designed to advance research on emotional well-being in the social, behavioral, psychological, biological, and neurobiological sciences. The goal is to produce resources that will serve the field at large. Applications must propose new, high-impact activities to advance at least one (minimum) and up to three (maximum) of the below listed high-priority research areas in the social, behavioral, psychological, biological, and neurobiological sciences. Applications must propose novel activities that are not feasible with existing resources.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AT-20-003.html


Title: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: Applications accepted until August 8, 2021

Amount: Limited to no more than the amount of the current parent award, and must reflect actual needs of the proposed project. Direct costs for individual administrative supplements vary from less than $5,000 to more than $100,000 depending on the career level of the candidate. Administrative supplements end with the currently funded competitive cycle of the parent grant. Budget requests may also be limited by the awarding IC.

Description: For PIs holding specific types of research grants, funds are available for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdocs, and eligible investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. This supplement opportunity is also available to PIs of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project. Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project. This FOA is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-906.html


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