Screening for Conditions by Electronic Nose Technology (SCENT) (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding Opportunity RFA-TR-21-009 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This FOA is seeking applications for a portable sensing device to detect volatile organic compounds (VOCs, i.e. scents or odors) emanating from skin and to develop a catalog of VOCs as distinct signatures for at least 20 human diseases and conditions. These sensing devices must be able to associate VOC patterns using artificial intelligence to patients with various conditions for diagnostic purposes along with capabilities to incorporate and integrate vital signs. For VOC monitoring, these sensing devices can be Electronic-nose (E-nose) techn...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - February 3, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: funding

NIA Academic Leadership Career Award (K07 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
The objective of the NIA Academic Leadership Career Award (K07) is to provide support for senior investigators who have the expertise and leadership skills to enhance aging and geriatric research capacity within their academic institution. (Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA))
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - January 25, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Biomedical Research Facilities (C06 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Funding Opportunity PAR-21-139 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites qualified academic institutions to apply for funding to modernize existing or construct new biomedical research facilities. Applications will be accepted from public and nonprofit private institutions of higher education. Applications from both research-intensive institutions and Institutions of Emerging Excellence in biomedical research from all geographic regions in the nation are strongly encouraged. NIH recognizes the importance of all institutions of higher learning in contributing to the ...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - January 19, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Reflections on 2020, Looking Towards 2021
It probably goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyways, what a year 2020 was. Our principal focus throughout the year, of course, was on COVID-19 and its disruptions on NIH-supported research and the workforce. Its effect can still be felt, even many months in, and with various grant flexibilities we put into place. Though the stress it has caused will be with us for some time longer, our response to this public health emergency was not the only story that will continue into 2021. Our work towards ensuring safe work environments free from harassment, encouraging dialogue on peer review integrity, protecting our nationâ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 4, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike Biomedical Workforce COVID-19 reflection Source Type: funding

Limited Competition: Small Grant Program for the NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding Opportunity PAR-21-121 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this FOA is to enhance the capability of NCATS CTSA Program KL2 scholars and recipients of diversity and re-entry supplements supported by the CTSA Program to conduct research as they complete the transition to fully independent academic translational scientists. These R03 grants will support different clinical and translational science research projects, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary data analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development ...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - January 4, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Mid-Career Advancement (MCA)
Full Proposal Target Date: February 1, 2021 Program Guidelines: NSF 21-516An academic career often does not provide the uninterrupted stretches of time necessary for acquiring and building new skills to enhance and advance one’s research program. Mid-career scientists in particular are at a critical career stage where they need to advance their research programs to ensure long-term productivity and creativity but are often constrained by service, teaching, or other activities that limit the amount of time devoted to ...More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505749&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=clickThi...
Source: NSF Upcoming Due Dates - January 2, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: funding

Dear Colleague Letter: Research Internships for Graduate Students at Air Force Research Laboratory (NSF-AFRL INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity
Available Formats: HTML: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21029/nsf21029.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=clickPDF: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21029/nsf21029.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=clickDocument Number: nsf21029Public Comment: This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) references NSF 21-013, Dear Colleague Letter: Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity.This is an NSF Program Announcements and Information item. (Source: NSF Program Announcements and Information)
Source: NSF Program Announcements and Information - December 11, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: funding

Notice of NINDS Participation in PAR-19-343 "Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)"
Notice NOT-NS-21-015 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts (Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA))
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - December 8, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Notice of Addition of AIDS Application Due Dates to PAR-19-343 "Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00)"
Notice NOT-GM-21-007 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts (Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA))
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - December 7, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Notice to Extend Expiration Date for PAR-19-133 "Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 - Clinical Trial Required)"
Notice NOT-HD-20-043 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts (Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA))
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - December 2, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Small Business Transition Grant For Early Career Scientists (R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Funding Opportunity RFA-CA-21-001 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support early-career academic scientists interested in transitioning to entrepreneurship while also supporting the transfer of technology from academic laboratories into small businesses. Both small businesses and universities are drivers of technological innovation in the United States (U.S.), often working together to advance innovative ideas into products that can benefit the U.S. population. While most NIH funding supports basic research in university laboratories, the NIH a...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - November 25, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: funding

NIH Challenges Academia to Share Strategies to Strengthen Gender Diversity
Has your school made an important contribution to helping women become leaders in their field? Maybe your department made noticeable strides recently in diversifying the gender and race or ethnicity of its workforce? What about your institution’s response to reversing the “backward slide” experienced by women in biomedicine because of COVID-19? Well, tell us about it! Your institution could improve leadership prospects for women in science—and win a prize. On behalf of the NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers, the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health has launched a new challenge competition to pro...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - November 16, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike Challenge Competition gender equity scientific workforce diversity Source Type: funding

Continued Impact of COVID-19 on Biomedical Research
It’s been over eight months since the COVID-19 pandemic crisis struck, changing every facet of life as we knew it. The U.S. biomedical research enterprise was not spared, as lockdowns and severe restrictions on activities took hold across the country. At the time, we offered our perspectives on efforts we could take to cushion the shock. Since that time, much has happened. COVID-19 research has blossomed with impressive results including FDA approval of a therapeutic agent (remdesivir, which was found to have value in a large-scale NIH-funded trial), development of several candidate vaccines that have already made to piv...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - November 4, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike COVID 19 Source Type: funding

Notice of Extension of the Expiration Date for PAR-18-530 "Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Diagnosis and Treatment (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)"
Notice NOT-CA-21-007 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts (Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA))
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - November 4, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Regional Technology Transfer Accelerator Hubs for IDeA States (STTR) (UT2 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Funding Opportunity RFA-GM-21-001 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications to strengthen the regional technology transfer accelerator hubs for Institutional Development Award (IDeA) states. Accelerator hubs funded by the awards under this FOA are expected to develop, refine, and implement comprehensive programs for fostering biomedical entrepreneurship which will promote technology transfer, small business finance and management, and other business skills needed to move basic discoveries and technologies out of the lab into commercial products that im...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - October 30, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: funding