Jilliene Mitchell Drayton

About Jilliene Mitchell Drayton

Jilliene writes about NIGMS diversity programs and also disseminates information about NIGMS-funded research and programs through a number of outreach activities, events and meetings. In addition, she oversees the production of ChemHealthWeb and Findings online.

Research on Interventions, Drug Docking and Screening Data Resources

You may be interested in these recent funding opportunity announcements (FOAs):

Research to Understand and Inform Interventions that Promote the Research Careers of Students in Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences (R01)
(RFA-GM-14-013)

Purpose: Test assumptions and hypotheses on the role of social and behavioral factors in interventions intended to increase interest, motivation and preparedness for careers in biomedical and behavioral research
Letter of intent due date: September 18, 2013
Application due date: October 18, 2013
NIGMS contact: Clifton A. Poodry, 301-594-3900

Drug Docking and Screening Data Resource (U01)
(RFA-GM-14-010)

Purpose: Increase the amount of publicly available, high-quality data describing structures and affinities of protein-drug ligand complexes needed for the development, validation and benchmarking of drug docking and screening software
Letter of intent due date: September 9, 2013
Application due date: October 9, 2013
NIGMS contact: Peter C. Preusch, 301-594-0828

Funding Opportunities: Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence, Native American Research Centers for Health, Small Business

You may be interested in these recent funding opportunity announcements (FOAs):

Renewal of Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) (P20)
(PAR-13-243)

Purpose: Establish a thematic, multidisciplinary center and enhance the ability of investigators to compete independently for NIH or other external peer-reviewed support
Application due dates: September 25, 2013; September 25, 2014; September 25, 2015
NIGMS contact: Yanping Liu, 301-451-4217

Limited Competition: Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase III — Transitional Centers (P30)
(PAR-13-238)

Purpose: Strengthen phase I COBRE centers through improvements in research infrastructure as well as the development and support of investigators
Application due date: August 2, 2013
NIGMS contact: J. Rafael Gorospe, 301-435-0832

Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) (S06)
(PAR-13-239)

Purpose: Conduct research and research training to meet the needs of American Indian/Alaska Native communities
Letter of intent due date: July 6, 2013
Application due date: August 6, 2013
NIGMS contact: Sheila A. Caldwell, 301-594-3900

Reissue PHS 2013-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44])
(PA-13-234)

Purpose: Research and develop innovative technologies with commercial applications*
Application due date: Standard dates apply
NIGMS contact: Scott Somers, 301-594-3827

Reissue PHS 2013-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42])
(PA-13-235)

Purpose: Research and develop innovative technologies with commercial applications*
Application due date: Standard dates apply
NIGMS contact: Scott Somers, 301-594-3827

*There are important changes in the reissued SBIR/STTR FOAs, including: 1) Majority venture-capital owned companies are now eligible to apply for the NIH SBIR program; 2) All small business concerns must now register with the SBA Company Registry; and 3) NIGMS will not accept applications to the new SBIR/STTR FOAs that exceed the hard cap ($225,000 total cost for Phase I applications and $1,500,000 for Phase II applications). For more information, see the NIH SBIR/STTR Web site.

Small Business Opportunities for Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Medicine, Behavioral and Social Sciences Course Development

You may be interested in these recent funding opportunity announcements:

Improvement of Animal Models and Development of Technologies for Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Medicine (SBIR)(R43/R44)
(PA-13-223)

Purpose: Develop or improve animal models and/or technologies for obtaining, characterizing and testing animal and human stem cells and their derivatives for regenerative medicine
Application due date: Standard dates apply
NIGMS contact: Stefan Maas, 301-594-0943

Improvement of Animal Models and Development of Technologies for Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Medicine (STTR)(R41/R42)
(PA-13-224)

Purpose: Develop or improve animal models and/or technologies for obtaining, characterizing and testing animal and human stem cells and their derivatives  for  regenerative medicine
Application due date: Standard dates apply
NIGMS contact: Stefan Maas, 301-594-0943

Short Courses on Innovative Methodologies in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R25)
(RFA-OD-13-009)

Purpose: Develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate short courses in innovative methods for behavioral and social sciences research
Letter of intent due date: June 3, 2013
Application due date: July 3, 2013
NIGMS contact: Stephen Marcus, 301-451-6446

Scientific Workforce Diversity Awards, Collaborative Science Supplements

You may be interested in these recent funding opportunity announcements:

MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T34)
(PAR-13-205)

Purpose: Increase the number of well-prepared underrepresented (UR) students who, within 3 years of graduation, matriculate into competitive/research active Ph.D. or combined M.D.-Ph.D. programs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, go on to research careers and participate in NIH-funded research
Application due dates: June 24, 2013; June 24, 2014; June 24, 2015
NIGMS contact: Shawn Gaillard, 301-594-3900

Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25)
(PAR-13-196)

Purpose: Develop new or expand existing effective institutional developmental programs designed to academically and scientifically prepare underrepresented students for Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences
Application due date: June 20, 2013
NIGMS contact: Robin S. Broughton, 301-594-3900

Reminder: The application due date for Supplements for Collaborative Science is May 15. For details, see this related Feedback Loop post.

Undiagnosed Diseases Gene Function Research

You may be interested in this recent funding opportunity announcement from the NIH Common Fund that NIGMS will administer:

Undiagnosed Diseases Gene Function Research (R21)
(RFA-RM-13-003)

Purpose: Investigate the underlying genetics, biochemistry and/or pathophysiology of newly diagnosed diseases in association with the respective gene variant(s) identified through the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Network
Letter of intent due date: May 14, 2013
Application due date: June 14, 2013
NIGMS contact: Donna Krasnewich, 301-594-0943

Funding Opportunities: Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network, Highly Innovative Tools and Technology for Analysis of Single Cells

You may be interested in these recent funding opportunity announcements:

Limited Competition: Revision Applications for Basic Social and Behavioral Research on the Social, Cultural, Biological, and Psychological Mechanisms of Stigma (R01)
(RFA-MD-13-005)

Purpose: Revise applications to incorporate basic research on behavioral and social mechanisms underlying stigma into active R01 research projects
Letter of intent due date: July 2, 2013
Application due date: August 2, 2013
NIH contacts:
Jennifer Alvidrez, NIMHD, 301-594-9567
Rebecca Ferrer, NCI, 301-594-0437
Enid Light, NIMH, 301-443-3599
Kathleen Michels, FIC, 301-435-6031

Development of Highly Innovative Tools and Technology for Analysis of Single Cells (SBIR) (R43/R44)
(PA-13-140)

Purpose: Develop next-generation tools that distinguish heterogeneous states among cells and have commercial potential
Application due date: Standard dates apply
NIGMS contact: Stefan Maas, 301-594-0943

Macromolecular Interactions in Cells, Bioengineering Research Funding Opportunities

You may be interested in these recent funding opportunity announcements:

These two announcements are based on a broader initiative for research on macromolecular interactions in cells in vivo. The initiative also includes an additional funding opportunity, Revisions for Macromolecular Interactions in Cells (R01).

  • Collaborations for Macromolecular Interactions in Cells (R01)
    (RFA-GM-14-004)

Purpose: Establish interdisciplinary collaborative projects to advance studies of macromolecular interactions and their relationship to function in cells, tissues and organisms

  • Research Networks for Macromolecular Interactions in Cells (U54)
    (RFA-GM-14-005)

Purpose: Establish interdisciplinary collaborative research networks to advance studies of macromolecular interactions and their relationship to function in cells, tissues and organisms

Letter of intent due date: April 30, 2013
Application due date: May 30, 2013
NIGMS contacts:
Alexandra Ainsztein, 301-594-0828
Daniel Janes, 301-594-0943
Vernon Anderson, 301-594-3827
Paul Brazhnik, 301-451-6446

Bioengineering Research Grants (BRG) (R01)
(PAR-13-137)

Purpose: Develop an innovative technology, model, technique, design or method that infuses principles and concepts from the quantitative sciences to increase our understanding of and solve problems in biological, clinical or translational science
Application due date: Standard dates apply
NIGMS contact: Pamela Marino, 301-594-3827

In addition, several new NIH Common Fund funding opportunities related to workforce development and diversity are listed at http://commonfund.nih.gov

Pain Research, Animal Stem Cell Funding Opportunities

You may be interested in these recent funding opportunity announcements:

Mechanisms, Models, Measurement, and Management in Pain Research (R01)
(PA-13-118)

Purpose: Conduct basic, clinical and translational studies on pain related to the missions of the participating NIH institutes and center
Application due dates: Standard dates apply
NIGMS contact: Alison Cole, 301-594-3827

Improvement of Animal Models for Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Medicine (R01)
(PAR-13-114)

Purpose: Propose research aimed at characterizing animal stem cells as well as improving and/or creating animal models for human disease conditions (see announcement for information on NIGMS-specific interests)
Application due dates: Standard dates apply
NIGMS contact: Susan Haynes, 301-594-0943

Macromolecular Interactions in Cells, Biomedical Workforce Diversity and Training

You may be interested in these recent funding opportunity announcements:

Revisions for Macromolecular Interactions in Cells (R01)
(RFA-GM-14-003)

Purpose: Extend the scientific scope or enhance research capabilities of active NIGMS-funded R01 or R37 projects specializing in the analysis of molecular systems and mechanisms in live organelles, cells, tissues or organisms
Letter of intent due dates: January 19, 2013; August 19, 2013
Application due dates: February 19, 2013; September 19, 2013
NIGMS contacts:
Alexandra Ainsztein, 301-594-0828
Daniel Janes, 301-594-0943
Vernon Anderson, 301-594-3827
Paul Brazhnik, 301-451-6446

Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25)
(PAR-13-085)

Purpose: Prepare recent baccalaureate science graduates from diverse backgrounds who are underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences to pursue and complete Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. degrees in these fields; and increase the diversity of the host institution’s Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. training programs
Application due date: March 14, 2013
NIGMS contact: Michael Bender, 301-594-0943

Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (R25)
(PAR-13-082)

Purpose: Develop new or expand existing institutional developmental programs at research-intensive institutions that prepare undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds for attaining the Ph.D. degree in biomedical or behavioral sciences and subsequent competitive research careers and leadership positions
Application due date: March 14, 2013
NIGMS contact: Daniel Janes, 301-594-0943

Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Program, which offers three funding opportunities based on career level that are designed to increase the research competitiveness of faculty at minority-serving institutions and institutions with a historical mission of training students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research

Purpose: Conduct high-quality research and increase research competitiveness by progressively enhancing the pace and productivity of projects
Career level: Advanced formative stage

Purpose: Test a new idea or gather preliminary data to establish a new line of research
Career level: Early academic career

Purpose: Continue engaging in meritorious biomedical or behavioral research projects of limited scope in a given biomedical or behavioral area within the NIH mission
Career level: Intermediate stage

Application due dates: March 4, 2013; May 25, 2013; September 25, 2013
NIGMS contact: Hinda Zlotnik, 301-594-3900

Metabolomics, Human DNA Sequence Variants Funding Opportunities

You may be interested in the following funding opportunity announcements:

Collaborative Activities to Promote Metabolomics Research (Admin Supp)
(PA-13-041)

Purpose: Request supplemental funds to current NIH-funded research projects for new interactive collaborations between basic or clinical researchers and metabolomics experts to pursue biomedical studies requiring a metabolomics approach
Application due date: March 15, 2013
NCI contact: Barbara Spalholz, 301-496-7028

New Methods for Understanding the Functional Role of Human DNA Sequence Variants in Complex Phenotypes (R01)
(RFA-GM-14-006)

Purpose: Propose experimental approaches for determining the functional relevance of human DNA sequence variants
Letter of intent due date: January 21, 2013
Application due date: February 21, 2013
NIGMS contact: Donna Krasnewich, 301-594-0943