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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

Opportunity Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (U01) (PAR 13-358)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-358.html

Purpose

The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support collaborative translational research projects aligned with NIH efforts to enhance the translation of basic biological discoveries into clinical applications that improve health. This opportunity is specifically to promote partnerships between NIH intramural investigators (e.g., those conducting research within the labs and clinics of the NIH) and extramural investigators (e.g., those conducting research in labs outside the NIH).  It will provide support for extramural investigators to take advantage of the unique research opportunities available at the NIH Clinical Center (CC) by conducting research projects in collaboration with NIH intramural investigators.

While translating basic research into clinical practice is increasingly difficult, time consuming, and expensive, translational research is crucially important in converting basic scientific discoveries into new diagnostics and therapies for patients.  As such, this FOA intends to broaden and strengthen translational research collaborations between basic and clinical researchers both within and outside NIH to accelerate and enhance translational science. Teams will have at least one intramural and one extramural investigator.

This program will provide access for external researchers to CC, and will thus leverage the diverse CC resources, expertise, and infrastructure available to test promising laboratory- and animal-based discoveries with potential implications for disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention.  The special environment of the CC supports studies that may not be readily supported elsewhere.

This FOA encourages high quality science demonstrating the potential to result in understanding an important disease process or lead to new therapeutic interventions, diagnostics, or prevention strategies within the research interests and priorities of the participating NIH Institutes/Centers.

For this initiative, the National Library of Medicine is interested in projects relating to enhancement or use of electronic health records.

NLM Contacts

Dr. Hua-Chuan Sim, simh@mail.nih.gov

Deadlines

March 20, 2014 and March 20, 2015, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
Full Listing of Deadlines for Competing Applications http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/Deadlines.html