Research Opportunities

Resources for pursuing endocrine-related research opportunities

Research Policy

Endocrine researchers are at the core of solving many of the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, thyroid conditions, and hormone-related cancers. Your work has led to incredible accomplishments and remarkable progress in the biological and biomedical sciences that have benefited the lives of millions of Americans.

Highlights for Endocrine-related Research from the NIH Grants Guide

NIDDK Issuing Small R01s for Clinical Trials: There is a funding opportunity for the submission of pilot and feasibility clinical trials in humans that will lay the foundation for larger clinical trials related to the prevention and/or treatment of diseases and conditions within the mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). For more information, please review the full notice.

Climate Change and Health Administrative Supplements: In a collaboration between 11 Institutes and Centers (ICs), the NIH invites applications to supplement active NIH awards to seed new activities and partnerships in climate change and health (CCH) research and research training. Existing grants may or may not already focus on CCH. This is an effort to include new researchers from multiple disciplines on CCH research and generate new knowledge to mitigate health threats attributable to climate change. Apply by Monday, May 8.
Chronic Conditions Understudied Among Women: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to invite R01 applications on chronic conditions understudied among women and/or that disproportionately affect populations of women who are understudied, underrepresented, and/or underreported in biomedical research. View the application deadlines and the award cycles.  

Postbac Research Education Programs in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases: This R25 program provides funding support to eligible domestic institutions to develop and implement Postbaccalaureate (postbac) Research Education Programs in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases. These post-baccalaureate research programs will incorporate extensive research experiences and courses for skills development to prepare recent college graduates from diverse backgrounds to transition into and complete rigorous, research-focused biomedical doctoral degree programs. Apply by Thursday, October 26.

2023 Sexual and Gender Minority Research Investigator Awards Program Nominations:
The NIH Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) is requesting nominations for their 2023 SGM Research Investigator Awards Program. This award recognizes investigators who have made substantial, outstanding research contributions in areas related to SGM health and well-being. Awards are given to early-stage investigators who are poised to become future leaders in the field. Share your nominations by Wednesday, May 1. 

Plan to Enhance Public Access of NIH-Supported Research: The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a memorandum that established new guidance for improving public access to scholarly publications resulting from federally funded research. To comply with the guidelines set out in the memorandum, the NIH released their Public Access Plan, and they are requesting feedback through Monday, April 24. In particular, they would like input on how to best ensure equity in publication opportunities and methods to monitor changes in publication fees.
Workforce Diversity Research Supplements: The NIH issued a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) for innovative research that both promotes the diversity of researchers and makes use of selected Common Fund datasets, which are public data sets containing multi-dimensional molecular and phenotypic data from humans and model organisms. Apply by Friday, June 30.
Postdoctoral Training System Listening Sessions: The Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) Working Group is hosting a series of listening sessions throughout March 2023 on the postdoctoral training system. Topics include international postdoc concerns, compensation, and career prospects. Register now


Re-envisioning the US Postdoctoral Training Career: As a reminder, the Endocrine Society will be responding to the Request for Information on Re-envisioning the US Postdoctoral Training Career due Friday, April 14. If you would like to contribute to our response, please contact Alyssa Scott, PhD, at [email protected].

Consortium on Climate and Health: The 2023 Annual Meeting of The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health will be held as a virtual meeting and in Arlington, VA, on March 19-21. The theme is “Seize the Moment for Climate Action: Building the Climate and Health Movement,” covering the current climate and health advocacy landscape, innovations in medical education, and advocacy training. Register now.

Report of Health Disparities and Health Equity Research:
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Disease (NIDDK) is seeking feedback on the Report from the Health Disparities and Health Equity Working Group of the NIDDK Advisory Council. Submit your responses by Friday, March 17.


Re-envisioning US Postdoctoral Research Training: The NIH is soliciting input to address some of the fundamental challenges faced by the postdoctoral community. They are interested in learning issues postdocs face, perspectives on what a postdoc should include, and proposed ways to improve upon the postdoctoral training ecosystem. Responses must be received by Friday, April 14. We will be preparing a response; if you are interested in providing input, please contact Alyssa Scott, PhD, at [email protected]. For more information, review the full notice


Input for Developing the 2024-2028 Strategic Plan: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is inviting input on the NIEHS Strategic Planning for 2024-2028. This RFI requests general comments on the direction of environmental health sciences, as well as comments specific to three themes outlined in the current plan: 1) Goals for advancing environmental health sciences (EHS), 2) Goals for promoting translation-data to knowledge to action, and 3) Goals for enhancing EHS through stewardship and support. Submit your response by Thursday, April 20.

Exploratory Health Disparities Research Grant: The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) announced a grant to fund new exploratory or developmental research projects that have the potential to break new ground in the fields of minority health and health disparities. View the deadlines and awards cycle

Gaps and Opportunities in Global Mental Health Research: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is inviting input to identify research gaps and opportunities that will advance our understanding and role in supporting basic, translational, and services-oriented global mental health research. Share your comments by Friday, May 5.

Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination in Minority Health and Health Disparities: The NIH announced a new R01 that will support intervention research to address the impact of structural racism and discrimination (SRD) on minority health and health disparities. Research designs should allow for the assessment of mechanisms through which the intervention modifies SRD and how these changes result in improvement in the targeted health outcomes. Application deadlines and the award cycles are now available. 


Reminder: Updated NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing Took Effect: The updated NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Plan took effect on Wednesday, January 25. The DMS Policy applies to all NIH research, and DMS Plans should describe how data will be managed and appropriately shared. Learn more about the policy and its requirements. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has also put together excellent resources to help with the transition to this new policy.


Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences: The NIH released a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that is intended to support novel environmental health research in which an unpredictable event or policy change provides a limited window of opportunity to collect human biological samples or environmental exposure data. A feature of an appropriate study is the need for rapid review and funding; the entire cycle, from submission to award, is expected to be within 4-6 months. Review the deadlines and award cycles.


Reduce Diabetes Risk Among Priority Populations: The Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) published a new notice of funding opportunity (NOFO), A Strategic Approach to Advancing Health Equity for Priority Populations with or at Risk for Diabetes—Subject Matter Expertise, Training, and Technical Assistance. This NOFO seeks to increase capacity among the companion NOFO recipients to improve equitable access to and delivery of diabetes management and type 2 diabetes prevention and risk reduction interventions for priority populations. Submit your application by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, March 14. 

Climate Change and Healthcare Research: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) are interested in receiving health services research grant applications that address the intersection of climate change and healthcare. Specifically, applications that address three primary areas: 1) Reducing the healthcare sector’s greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint, 2) Creating resilient healthcare systems and communities that can plan, prepare, respond, and adapt to climate-related threats, and 3) Addressing the inequitable impacts of climate change. Learn more


Validation of Biomarker Assays Revision Applications: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is encouraging revision applications from currently funded NCI R01 research projects. The focus of applications submitted should be on the adaption and clinical validation of molecular/cellular/imaging biomarkers for cancer detection, diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring, and prediction of response in treatment, as well as markers for cancer prevention and control.


Mood and Psychosis Research During the Menopause Transition: The NIH issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to encourage applications that will advance mechanistic and translational research on the onset and worsening of mood and psychotic disorders during the menopausal transition. In particular, they are seeking proposals that will advance the understanding of the underlying neurobiological and behavioral mechanisms during the menopause transition that will identify novel targets for future mental health interventions. Learn more


NIH Grants Policy Changes: The NIH announced that they have published updated “Significant Changes” made to the NIH Grants Policy Statement (GPS) in fiscal year 2022 that will be reflected in the GPS for 2023. Highlights include an updated definition of terms (added the data management and sharing plan, unique entity identifier, etc.), a new section titled “NIH Disclosure Requirements”, and a new section titled “Plans to Promote Safe Environments at Conferences”, among others. Learn more about the changes.

Small Grants Program for Cancer Research: This R03 grant mechanism is intended to support small research projects on cancer that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. Funding opportunities are available for pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. View the application deadlines. The first application deadline is Wednesday, February 22.

Reporting Back Environmental Health and Non-Genomic Research Results: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), in partnership with the NIH Office of Science Policy (OSP) and the All of Us Research Program, intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for applications that identify, develop, and test strategies for reporting back environmental health and non-genomic research results to study participants and/or key partners. The FOA expected application deadline is June 2023.
Proposed Simplified Review Framework for Grant Applications: The NIH is soliciting public input on a proposed revised framework for evaluating and scoring peer review criteria for research project grant applications. NIH is proposing a revised simplified framework that will reorganize five major regulatory criteria under three scored categories, which they hope will refocus reviewers on the critical task of judging scientific merit and will improve those judgements by reducing bias. The Endocrine Society will be submitting a response in collaboration with the Research Affairs Core Committee (RACC). If you would like to share your input, please email Alyssa Scott, PhD, at [email protected] by Friday, March 10. 


Innovative Approaches to Prevent Mental Health Problems: As part of the NIH ADVANCE (Advancing Prevention Research for Health Equity initiative), the NIH has issued a request for information (RFI) from stakeholders on innovative approaches to prevent mental health problems and promote mental wellness in populations that experience health disparities. Input from community-based service providers and other community-based organizations about promising or successful approaches in their communities is particularly encouraged. Submit your response by Wednesday, March 1
Innovative Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies for Cancer Research: Grant application submissions open on Wednesday, February 1, for exploratory research projects focused on the early-stage development of highly innovative technologies offering novel molecular or cellular analysis capabilities for basic, clinical, or epidemiological cancer research.
Continuity of Research Among First-Time NIH Grant Recipients Administrative Supplement: This retention program seeks to maintain the productivity of current first-time recipients of eligible independent NIH research project grant awards who are dealing with a critical life event(s), such that they can remain competitive for the first renewal of their award or for a second research project grant award. The overarching goal of this program is to enhance the retention of investigators facing critical life events who are transitioning to the first renewal of their first independent research project grant award or to a second new NIH research project grant award. The first due date is January 16. Learn more. 

Leading Equity and Diversity in the Medical Scientist Training Program: 
The goal of the Leading Equity and Diversity in the Medical Scientist Training Program (LEAD MSTP) T32 is to develop a diverse pool of highly trained clinician-scientist leaders available to meet the Nation’s biomedical research needs by providing support for dual-degree clinician scientist training at institutions that have historically not been well represented among NIGMS-funded MSTPs. Apply to this opportunity that provides support to eligible domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-informed approaches to fully integrate the transitional phases of dual-degree training and mentoring that will lead to the completion of both clinical degrees and research doctorate degrees. The earliest submission date available is Friday, February 10.

Administrative Supplements to Recognize Excellence in DEIA Mentorship: The NIH announced a notice of special interest (NOSI) wherein participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) invite applications to support administrative supplements to existing NIH awards and ongoing future efforts. These supplements will support scientists who have demonstrated compelling commitments and contributions to mentorship and enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the biomedical sciences. The webinar recording is now available.

Trailblazer Award Opportunity for New and Early Stage Investigators: 
The Trailblazer Award is an opportunity for new and early stage investigators to pursue research programs that integrate engineering and the physical sciences with the life and/or biomedical sciences. A Trailblazer project may be exploratory, developmental, proof of concept, or high risk-high impact, and may be technology design-directed, discovery-driven, or hypothesis-driven. Applicants must propose research approaches for which there are minimal or no preliminary data. View the application due dates and award cycles


Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award for Early Stage Investigators: The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) announced they are planning to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to continue the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award for Early Stage Investigators (MIRA-ESI) R35 program. ESIs are encouraged to submit an application that falls within the mission of NIGMS.


Transformative Educational Advancement and Mentoring Network: The National Cancer Institute has published a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support pre- and post-doctoral fellows and early-stage investigators on the Transformative Educational Advancement Mentoring (TEAM) Network. The TEAM Network will pilot test the use of training champions at minority serving institutions to support the development of educational activities and scientific career development programs and promote the diversity of the cancer research workforce. Applications open February 10.


Urgent Competitive Revisions to Existing NIH Grants: The NIH announced that Principal Investigators on specific types of NIH research grants may apply to funds for competitive revisions to meet immediate needs to help address a specific public health crisis which were unforeseen when the application was submitted. Applications for Urgent Competitive Revisions will be routed directly to the NIH awarding component listed on the Notice of Award of the most recent parent award. Review the full notice. 


Improving Management of Exercise for People with T1D: The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust’s (Helmsley) Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Program is launching a Request for Proposals (RFP) to support the development of novel, real-world solutions to help people with T1D exercise safely and to improve their quality of life. Researchers and clinicians are expected to partner with statistical teams to analyze the real-world data that was collected under Helmsley’s T1D Exercise Initiative (T1-DEXI), build collaborations with other necessary third parties, and to test their novel solutions in studies with people with T1D. The overarching purpose of this initiative is to move real-world data towards real-world solutions. View RFP for details and deadlines.

Women’s Health Research in Institutional Development Award (IDeA)-eligible States: The NIH announced a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to support women’s health research in Institutional Development Award (IDeA)-eligible states. The proposed research must address at least one of the strategic goals of the Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women's Health Research “Advancing Science for the Health of Women” to enable innovative research relevant to the health of women and to address emerging women’s health issues of public importance. The first available due date is Monday, January 30.  View all the deadlines.

Resources and Technologies for Enhancing Rigor and Reproducibility: The Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) encourages research project grant applications aimed at developing and implementing broadly applicable technologies, tools, and resources for validating animal models and enhancing rigor, reproducibility, and translatability of animal research. The earliest submission date is February 5. Review the award cycles. 

Intersection of Sex and Gender Influences on Health and Disease: The NIH issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to invite R01 applications on the influence and intersection of sex and gender in health and disease. This FOA supports basic, preclinical, translational, and clinical research investigations. Review the application deadlines and award cycles.

Development of Novel Nonsteroidal Contraceptive Methods: The NIH released a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support and facilitate multidisciplinary research approaches for the development of novel nonsteroidal contraceptive products for men and women that act prior to fertilization. This FOA aims to position innovative and validated methods for future clinical development. Submit your application by Wednesday, March 29.  
Exposure and Health Effects of Micro and/or Nanoplastics: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) issued a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to inform potential applicants that NIEHS has a special interest in applications that investigate exposure to, and health effects of, microplastics and nanoplastics. The first available due date is Sunday, February 5. Learn more.
NCI Pathway to Independence Award Pre-Application Webinar: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) held a pre-application webinar for the funding opportunity announcement (FOA), NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early-Stage Postdoctoral Researchers. NCI staff members will provide orientation to potential applicants by explaining the goals and objectives for the FOAs and answer questions from webinar attendees. View recording
Increase to K99 Support Levels: The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) announced it will raise the maximum salary, research, and total support levels provided on NIGMS K99 awards issued in Fiscal Year 2023. Learn more. 

Development of Animal Models and Related Materials Funding: The Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encouraging grant applications aimed at developing, characterizing or improving animal models of human diseases. The animal models, related materials, or technological tools developed must be broadly applicable to the scientific interests of two or more NIH Institutes or Centers and must evaluate diseases and processes that impact multiple organ systems. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through May 26, 2025. For more information, please review the application due dates and award cycles.

Time-Sensitive Opportunities for Health Research: The NIH issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that establishes an accelerated review process to support research to understand health outcomes related to an unexpected and/or time-sensitive event (e.g., emergent environmental threat; pandemic; change in local, state, or national policy; natural disaster). The time from submission to award is expected to occur within 4-5 months. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through November 2, 2023.

Cancer Moonshot Scholars Diversity Program: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that supports the Cancer Moonshot Scholars Diversity Program. This FOA solicits R01 grant applications that propose independent research projects within the scientific mission of the NCI. The overarching goal of this program is to increase the number of R01 Early Stage Investigators and enhance the diversity of the cancer research workforce. Review the table for grant deadlines

Multisite Clinical Research Trials Funding: The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) issued a notice of intent to publish a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for multisite clinical research projects. They are looking to support projects that advance research and outcomes for women, children, pregnant and lactating individuals, and/or persons with disabilities. The first estimated application due date is Monday, June 5, 2023.

Data Management and Sharing Policy Implementation Details: The NIH released a notice to inform the extramural research community of implementation details for the new Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy. Applications submitted after Wednesday, January 25, 2023 will be required to submit a DMS Plan
Integrated Physiology of Exocrine and Endocrine Pancreas in T1D Opportunities: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support multi-disciplinary teams to examine interactions between exocrine and endocrine pancreas to support the study of type 1 diabetes (T1D). They encourage integrated study of the whole pancreas and identification of mechanisms by which crosstalk occurs and can be disrupted in T1D. Submit your applications by Tuesday, February 21. 

Type I Diabetes Clinical Studies Funding for Collaborative Research Using Biosamples: 
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) soliciting applications for studies of type I diabetes etiology and pathogenesis using data and samples from clinical trials and studies. Letter of Intent Due Date: January 28, 2023 and September 26, 2023. Access the grant deadlines.

Notice of Information on Sex and Gender Influences on the Adolescent Brain and Mental Health of Girls: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) issued a Notice of Information outlining priorities for potential applications in the field of women’s mental health research. Both basic and translational research projects are encouraged that examine biological, social, cultural, and behavioral contributions of sex and gender influences on mental illnesses (e.g., anxiety, depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, trauma-related disorders, eating disorders, etc.) autism spectrum disorder and suicide in adolescent girls and young women (Ages 12-24). Learn more.
Health of Sexual and Gender Minority Populations Research Opportunities: The NIH reissued a notice of special interest (NOSI) on the health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) populations. This notice encourages research that describes the biological, clinical, behavioral, and social processes that affect the health and development of SGM populations and individuals and their families, and that leads to the development of acceptable and appropriate health interventions and health service delivery methods that will enhance health and development of these populations. Expiration date: August 9, 2025.  Learn more.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) issued a notice of intent to publish a funding opportunity announcement inviting R01 and R21 applications for research projects that identify and define the mechanisms that link diet with lipid metabolism-mediated tumor growth and progression. For more information, please see the full notice for the R01 and R21.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Funding Opportunity for Cancer Research: NCI issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support studies for a Phase II or later phase trial. The NCI intends to support clinical trials aimed at improving cancer prevention/interception, cancer-related health behaviors, screening, early detection, healthcare delivery, management of treatment-related symptoms, supportive care, and the long-term outcomes of cancer survivors. Next application deadline is February 24, 2023. Learn more.
NIH Extends Some COVID-19 Flexibilities: The National Institutes of Health issued a notice extending the special exception for post-submission material to applications submitted for the January 2023 Council rounds. NIH, AHRQ, and NIOSH will accept a one-page update with preliminary data as post-submission materials for applications submitted under all activity codes, only if the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) used for submission allowed preliminary data in the application. One page of preliminary data will be accepted for single component applications or for each component of a multi-component application. The deadline for submitting all post-submission materials, including preliminary data, will be 30 days before the study section meeting, unless specified otherwise in the FOA.
NIDDK Announces Medical Student Research Training NOSI:The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) issued a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) encouraging applications for administrative supplements to active institutional training grants to support medical students interested in taking a year off from their medical school studies to work in an academic research lab. Expiration date is April 19, 2024. Learn more.

NIA Announces K22 Awards: The National Institute of Aging (NIA) announced the NIA Career Transition Award (CTA) to facilitate the transition of mentored researchers to tenure-track faculty positions conducting research that advances the mission of NIA. This award will provide three years of protected time through salary and research support to conduct biomedical research at an extramural sponsoring institution/organization to which the individual has been recruited, been offered, and has accepted a tenure-track full-time assistant professor position (or equivalent). Expiration date is October 13, 2024. Learn more.

: The Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program is part of NIH’s efforts to enhance diversity within the academic biomedical research workforce, and is designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, for example individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level, into independent, tenure-track or equivalent research-intensive faculty positions. Expiration date is September 08, 2024. Please see the relevant guide notices (clinical trial not allowed, independent clinical trial required, and independent basic experimental studies with humans required) for more information.

NIH NOSI Supports Returning Biomedical Researchers: NIH has announced a new supplements program for researchers returning to biomedical careers after a qualifying absence. Under this Notice of Special Interest, applicants can apply to participate in full- or part-time mentored research experiences through existing NIH research grants. Eligible for these reentry supplements are individuals whose research careers have been interrupted for at least 6 months because of family responsibilities or other qualifying circumstances. Learn more, including detailed eligibility requirements. The first available due date for submissions is August 26, 2021, and the supplements program is set to expire on October 7, 2023.

NOSI for Placental Research: The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) issued a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) encouraging research on several “High Priority Areas in Placental Research for Healthy Pregnancies”. Topics of special emphasis in these areas include, but are not limited, to 1) Elucidating the gene-regulatory pathways and molecular mechanisms involved in trophoblast differentiation and function; 2) Understanding the role of the immune system in normal placentation and pregnancy rejection; and 3) Developing safe and effective therapeutics for the treatment of placental dysfunction/disorders. Research addressing themes of diversity and inclusion are also highly encouraged. The notice expires October 06, 2024.

NINDS Issues Diversity NOSI: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) issued a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to encourage R01 applications from diverse backgrounds. Relevant applicants include individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis; individuals with disabilities as defined in the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act; and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, according to criteria in the notice. The NOSI also acknowledges the additional challenges faced by women from any of the aforementioned backgrounds. The Notice expires May 8, 2023.

NOSI on Physical Activity Interventions: The Office of Disease Prevention and participating NIH Institutes and Centers issued a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight their interest in encouraging highly innovative and promising translational research to improve our understanding of how to increase and maintain health-enhancing physical activity using multi-level interventions in a wide range of population groups across the lifespan. The notice applies to a number of grant mechanisms, and expires on February 16, 2024. For more information, please see the full notice.

Administrative Supplements for Childcare Costs: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the availability of administrative supplements to support childcare costs on NRSA-supported Fellowship awards. Fellows may request $2,500 per budget period for costs for childcare provided by a licensed childcare provider. Expiration date is April 08, 2024. For more information, please see the Notice of Special Interest and policy announcement.

NOSI for Secondary Analysis of Human Connectome Data: Several NIH institutes issued a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to encourage secondary analyses of data from the Human Connectome Project (HCP) including the multiple datasets in the Lifespan Human Connectome projects and the Human Connectomes Related to Human Disease. Applicants beyond the groups that originally collected the data are encouraged to apply. For more information, see the announcement in the grants guide or the website for the Connectome Coordination Facility. The expiration date is May 08, 2024.

NOSI For Adopting Techniques and Tools Developed from the BRAIN Initiative: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) issued a NOSI expressing interest in leveraging these technologies developed as part of the BRAIN initiative to understand nervous system function in the service of cognition, social, or affective processing. Applicants are encouraged to propose research to understand functioning of brain circuits in healthy subjects as well as translational work. NIMH is particularly interested in BRAIN tools that allow large, population-scale in vivo recording, imaging, or circuit manipulation during cognitive, social, or affective behavior. Learn more at the NIH Grants Guide, or the BRAIN Initiative website. The expiration date is May 08, 2023.

NIH Launches New Early Investigator Grant: National Institutes of Health recently announced the Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant award. This new award will support early stage investigators (ESIs) for innovative projects in an area of science that represents a change in research direction for the investigator. Importantly, applications will not be allowed to submit preliminary data. The final application due date for non-AID applications is September 26, 2023, and for AIDS and AIDS-related applications is December 28, 2023. For other information, see the NIH Notice.

Data Repositories

The following resources may be useful for researchers seeking data repositories, databases, or other opportunities for data deposition and/or sharing.

NIH Newsletters

  • NIEHS Environmental Factor: The March issue of Environmental Factor features a summary of a symposium on pre- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and highlights from discussions from recent meetings of the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors and NIEHS Advisory Council.
  • NICHDevelopments: The February issue features research showing sex differences in concussions, new data sharing resources to connect investigators to research resources for projects aimed improving the health outcomes of newborns with genetic or congenital disorders, and selected NICHD requests for applications and program announcements

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