Do you have an idea for a great collaboration that will advance your NIGMS-funded research project? If your current award has active funding through at least July 31, 2012, you may be eligible to jump-start your idea with an administrative supplement for collaborative science. The next submission deadline is January 15, 2011.
To be sure that your project is appropriate for this program, please review the funding opportunity announcement. You should also discuss the project idea with your NIGMS program director before preparing an application. For general questions about the program, contact me at email@example.com or Marion Zatz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NIGMS has just issued a call for Program Projects for Collaborative Research on the Basic Biology of Pluripotency and Reprogramming (P01), with an emphasis on human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. We are particularly interested in studies that propose comprehensive analyses of the basic biology of pluripotency, the molecular events and mechanisms of reprogramming, and the epigenetics and epigenomics of the pluripotent and reprogrammed states.
These applications have special requirements, so please read the announcement carefully. Letters of intent are due on November 1, and applications are due on December 1.
If your research involves stem cells but isn’t appropriate for this announcement, you may submit an investigator-initiated R01 application that addresses the basic biology of stem cells and/or uses these cells as model systems to study fundamental life processes.
You may contact me at email@example.com or Marion Zatz at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about this new opportunity or about NIGMS support for stem cell research.
NIGMS has just re-announced the Dynamics of Host-Associated Microbial Communities (R01) funding opportunity. Microbes make up the vast majority of our bodies’ cells, and this program supports projects that aim to dissect these complex communities and their roles within a host.
We are particularly interested in applications that propose:
- Genetic, physiological and ecological research on mixed microbial communities, their internal dynamics and how they relate to those of the host; and
- Studies on other experimental models that could make breakthrough contributions to understanding the formation and dynamics of host-microbe symbiotic systems.
We encourage interdisciplinary approaches, including bioinformatics/computational/modeling and/or experimental manipulations to investigate host-associated microbial community ecology.
You may apply for up to $250,000 (direct costs) per year (plus up to $100,000 for exceptional equipment in the first year). Most awards will be for 4 years. Letters of intent are due on December 14, 2010, and applications are due on January 14, 2011.
For more details about the program, see the funding opportunity announcement or contact me at 301-594-3900 or email@example.com.
NIH has rescinded the earlier notice regarding the status of applications and grants involving human embryonic stem cells. The new notice states that the receipt, processing, review and awarding of NIH applications and proposals involving human embryonic stem cells will continue. It goes on to list the following actions:
- The suspension of further NIH activity to implement, apply or act pursuant to the NIH Guidelines is hereby lifted.
- The suspension of the issuance of all pending competing, and noncompeting continuation hESC awards and contracts approved for funding is hereby lifted.
- The suspension of the peer review of all pending competing hESC applications and proposals is hereby lifted.
- The NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry will resume accepting submissions of information about hESC lines for the purpose of establishing eligibility for funding under the NIH Guidelines. The NIH review of hESC lines for inclusion on the Registry under the NIH Guidelines will also resume.
In keeping with the Institute’s long-standing interest in training and its strong commitment to fostering a diverse scientific workforce, we have just re-announced our Modeling the Scientific Workforce (U01) program.
This program provides support for developing computational models of the scientific workforce in the United States. It takes a systems-based approach to understanding the underlying dynamics that produce successful scientists, examining strategies for increasing the diversity of the scientific workforce, identifying research questions and guiding data collection and analysis. The models will help inform our program development, management and evaluation.
We are particularly interested in models of the academic scientific workforce, but applicants should also consider industry and the government. We strongly encourage collaboration among scientists who are experts in simulation modeling, large-scale educational data sets, national policy and program development and other appropriate areas.
Letters of intent are due on October 4, 2010, and applications are due on November 4, 2010.
For additional information about the program, see the funding opportunity announcement or contact me at 301-594-3900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NIH has issued a notice describing the status of applications and grants that propose research using human embryonic stem cells (hESC). Among its points are:
- Any further NIH activity to implement, apply or act pursuant to the NIH Guidelines is hereby suspended until further notice.
- Issuance of all pending competing, and noncompeting continuation hESC awards and contracts is suspended until further notice.
- The peer review of all pending competing hESC applications and proposals is suspended until further notice.
Grants affected include all types of research and training. We expect more guidance soon and will let you know when it’s posted.