Tag: Research Capacity Building

Webinar for COBRE Program Applicants and Grantees

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If you’re planning to apply for a Phase 1, 2, or 3 Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant, it’s important that you attend our upcoming webinar:

Wednesday, October 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET

During the webinar, we’ll present an overview of the COBRE program’s objectives, eligibility and reporting requirements, and other key aspects of the funding opportunity announcements. We’ll also answer any questions that you have.

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Funding Opportunities: COBRE Phase 1 Applications for Women’s Health and Data Sciences Research

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We’re pleased to announce that we’ve published two notices of special interest (NOSI) calling for applications to PAR-19-313, Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase 1 (P20 Clinical Trial Optional), that focus on research on women’s health (NOT-GM-21-056) and data sciences (NOT-GM-21-062).

These NOSIs highlight the Office of Research on Women’s Health’s interest in supporting a meritorious application on women’s health, and the Office of Data Science Strategy’s interest in supporting a meritorious application on data science relevant to biomedical research. Applications for these NOSIs must be submitted in response to and meet all eligibility criteria of PAR-19-313.

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Funding Opportunity: Urgent Competitive Revisions to IDeA-CTR Awards to Address the Continuing Need for Documenting COVID-19-Related Patient Outcomes

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We’re pleased to announce a new notice of special interest (NOSI) (NOT-GM-21-050) to address the urgent need for documenting COVID-19-related outcomes of patients, including those suffering from health disparities, which helps foster COVID-19-related clinical research. Competitive revisions to active IDeA-CTR (U54) awards will be considered for the purpose of sustaining and strengthening the IDeA state COVID-19 patient registry, a component of the National COVID Cohort Collaborative.

Applications are due by June 18, 2021. If you have any questions about this NOSI, please contact Hongwei Gao.

Funding Opportunities: Urgent Competitive Revisions to NIGMS IDeA and NARCH Programs to Address SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Hesitancy

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We’re pleased to announce the availability of supplements to active INBRE (P20), COBRE (P20, P30), IDeA-CTR (U54), and NARCH (S06) awards to support vaccine hesitancy research relevant to SARS-CoV-2. The supplements are aimed at studying the causes of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine hesitancy in IDeA states and/or American Indian/Alaska Native communities, and at developing innovative evidence-based interventions to enhance vaccine acceptance with the goal of increased vaccine uptake.

Applications are due by April 30, 2021; see NOT-GM-21-021 for additional details.

If you have any questions about this supplement opportunity, please contact me.

Funding Opportunities: Urgent Competitive Revisions to IDeA and NARCH Programs for SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance Studies

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UPDATE: The slides [PDF] and video from this webinar are now available.

We’re pleased to announce the availability of supplements to active INBRE (P20), COBRE (P20, P30), IDeA-CTR (U54), and NARCH (S06) awards for sequencing-based surveillance studies of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to track variants circulating in communities the IDeA and NARCH programs serve. The supplements will support SARS-CoV-2 viral genome sequencing and analysis studies. Projects are expected to expand on or collaborate with ongoing SARS-CoV-2 testing studies or programs in order to leverage resources and deliver results quickly to help address the urgent challenge.

Applications are due by March 31, 2021; see NOT-GM-21-031 for additional details.

If you have any questions about this supplement opportunity, please contact me.

Join Our Virtual NARCH Program Meeting

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UPDATE: The video from this webinar is now available.

We were unable to get together in person for this year’s Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) program meeting. Instead, we’re hosting a virtual meeting for NARCH investigators, project directors, and community leaders:

Friday, December 11, 1:30-5:45 p.m. ET

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Thoughts on Our Virtual IDeA Program Meeting

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In September, we hosted a virtual meeting for investigators and students supported by the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program to introduce them to strategic initiatives from NIH leaders in response to COVID-19, and to highlight scientific progress by IDeA researchers. We were pleased with the overwhelming response from the IDeA community—there were approximately 750 attendees and more than 180 abstracts submitted.

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Join Our Virtual IDeA Program Meeting

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We were unable to get together for this year’s National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence. In response to requests from the community, we’re hosting a virtual meeting for investigators and program leaders supported by the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program:

Tuesday, September 22, 2:00-5:30 p.m. ET

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Changes to COBRE Phase 1 and Phase 2 Awards and Applications

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We’d like to call your attention to a pair of recently published notices (NOT-GM-20-042 and NOT-GM-20-043) that address the unfavorable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on institutions’ ability to recruit faculty investigators. In response to this, we’ve reduced the minimum number of research projects required for our Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phases 1 and 2 from three to two. Additionally, we’ll allow budget increases for recruitment costs and pilot projects. These changes apply to active awards and to applications submitted for new Phase 1 (PAR-19-313) and Phase 2 (PAR-19-312) funding opportunity announcements.

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