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Grants and Opportunities

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine (R01). The National Institutes of Health encourages applications from institutions/organizations that apply nanoscience and nanotechnology approaches to address problems in biology and medicine.

Expiration date: May 8, 2014


High-Throughput-Enabled Structural Biology Research (U01). The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) encourages applications to establish partnerships between researchers interested in a biological problem of significant scope and researchers providing high-throughput structure determination capabilities through the NIGMS PSI:Biology network. Applicants should propose work to solve a substantial biological problem for which the determination of many protein structures is necessary.

Expiration date: September 8, 2014


Support of NIGMS Program Project Grants (P01). The National Institute of General Medical Sciences encourages innovative, interactive program project grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct research that aims to solve a significant biological problem through a collaborative approach involving outstanding scientists who might not otherwise collaborate.

Expiration date: September 8, 2014


Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings. The National Institutes of Health invites eligible organizations to apply for funds under the Research Conference Grant (R13) and Research Conference Cooperative Agreement (U13) programs, which support high-quality conferences that are relevant to the public health and to the scientific mission of the participating Institutes and Centers.

Expiration date: September 8, 2014


Genetic and Genomic Analysis of Xenopus. The National Institutes of Health invite applications designed to exploit and enhance the power of Xenopus as a vertebrate model for biomedical research. Applications may propose to develop new tools or genetic, genomic, or proteomic resources of high priority to the Xenopus research community to advance the detection and characterization of genes, pathways, and phenotypes of interest in development, organogenesis, and in cell biological processes such as cell division, signaling, and migration.

Expiration date: September 30, 2014


National Institutes of Health Common Fund Extracellular RNA Communication (ERC) Program. Five funding opportunities have been announced through the ERC program, which aims to discover fundamental biological principles about the mechanisms of extracellular RNA (exRNA) generation, secretion, and transport; to identify and develop a catalogue of exRNA in normal human body fluids; and to investigate the potential for using exRNAs as therapeutic molecules or biomarkers of disease.

Letters of intent due: October 12, 2012

Applications due: November 13, 2014


Collaborations with National Centers for Biomedical Computing (R01). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites applications from individual investigators or small groups for projects that collaborate with the NIH Common Fund for Medical Research National Centers for Biomedical Computing.

Expiration date: January 8, 2015


The National Academies’ Research Associateship Programs administer postdoctoral (within five years of the doctorate) and senior (normally five years or more beyond the doctorate) research awards sponsored by federal laboratories at over 100 locations in the U.S. and overseas.

Quarterly application deadlines.


Short Courses on Mathematical, Statistical, and Computational Tools for Studying Biological Systems (R25). The National Institute of General Medical Sciences encourages applications for Research Education Grants (R25) from institutions and organizations to conduct workshops and short courses to improve integration of mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches into biological and/or behavioral research. Support will be limited to activities that reach a wide audience of researchers. (This program is not intended for university courses or curriculum development.)

Expiration date: January 8, 2015


Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) AREA program is designed to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the nation's research scientists but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. AREA grants support small-scale research projects proposed by faculty members of eligible domestic institutions with the intent of exposing students to meritorious research projects and strengthening the research environment of the applicant institution.

Expiration date: January 8, 2015


Supplements for Functional Studies Based on High-resolution Structures Obtained in the Protein Structure Initiative. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) announces the availability of administrative supplements to provide funds to enable investigators interested in protein function to capitalize on the information and material products of the Protein Structure Initiative (PSI). These supplements are available for 1) NIGMS-funded research grants (R01, R37, and P01) as well as 2) investigators with peer-reviewed research grants not funded by NIGMS, through the PSI research centers.


NIH Summer Research Experience Programs (R25). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks applications from institutions seeking to provide a high-quality research experience for high school and college students and for science teachers during the summer academic break through the NIH Summer Research Experience Program.

Applications due: April 2, 2013; April 2, 2014; April 2, 2015.


Improvement of Animal Models for Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Medicine (R01, R21, R24). The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs encourages applications from institutions and organizations proposing research aimed at characterizing animal stem cells and improving existing and creating new animal models for human disease conditions.

Expiration date: May 8, 2016.

R01: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-114.html

R21: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-115.html

R24: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-113.html

Differentiation and Integration of Stem Cells (Embryonic and Induced-Pluripotent) into Developing or Damaged Tissues (R01 and R21). The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development seeks funding applications for research to promote in vivo studies of stem cells in animal models and in humans (if applicable) to better understand how stem cells function within developing or damaged tissues. The areas of emphasis include systematically profiling and cataloging changes at genetic and epigenetic levels that take place in stem cells and their microenvironment.

Expiration date: September 8, 2016.

R01: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PAR-13-094.html

R21: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PAR-13-095.html

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