FYI from the NHLBI Index

May 2009: Vol. 10, Issue 1
Research and Resources

NHLBI Research Initiatives

  • Biomedical Research on the International Space Station (BioMed-ISS) (UH2/UH3)
  • Career Enhancement Award for Stem Cell Research (K18)
  • Centers for AIDS Research: D-CFAR, CFAR (P30)
  • Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Research Consortium (U01)
  • Community-Based Partnerships for Childhood Obesity Prevention and Control: Research to Inform Policy (R21)
  • Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity (R21)
  • NHLBI Career Transition Award (K22)
  • NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium Research Hubs (U01) and Consortium Administrative Coordinating Center (U01)
  • Pharmacogenomics Research Network (U01/U19)
  • Phase II Clinical Trials of Novel Therapies for Lung Diseases (U01)
  • Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program (PROP) (U01)
  • Recovery Act Limited Competition for NIH Grants: Research and Research Infrastructure "Grand Opportunities" (RC2)
  • Recovery Act Limited Competition: Supporting New Faculty Recruitment to Enhance Research Resources through Biomedical Research Core Centers (P30)

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NHLBI Research Initiatives

From time to time, the NHLBI invites investigators to submit grant applications or contract proposals for specific research programs. We are soliciting applications for the new programs described below. Please visit the URL listed with each program to obtain information about important application dates and deadlines. For full details of these and other current research initiatives, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/inits/index.htm.

Biomedical Research on the International Space Station (BioMed-ISS) (UH2/UH3)

  • Initiative Number: PAR-09-120
  • Objective: Use the unique microgravity and radiation environment and resources of the International Space Station to test innovative hypotheses relevant to the NHLBI mission.

Career Enhancement Award for Stem Cell Research (K18)

  • Initiative Number: PA-09-110
  • Objective: Provide investigators with the opportunity to acquire new research capabilities in the use of human or animal embryonic, adult, or cord blood stem cells.

Centers for AIDS Research: D-CFAR, CFAR (P30)

  • Initiative Number: PAR-09-103
  • Objective: Provide infrastructure and promote basic, clinical, behavioral, and translational AIDS research activities at institutions that receive significant AIDS funding from multiple NIH Institutes or Centers.

Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Research Consortium (U01)

  • Initiative Number: HL-10-004/005
  • Objective: Test the efficacy of interventions to prevent excess weight gain in normal-weight children ages 1-10 years, prevent additional weight gain in obese youth ages 11-18, and/or facilitate weight loss in obese youth ages 11-18.

Community-Based Partnerships for Childhood Obesity Prevention and Control: Research to Inform Policy (R21)

  • Initiative Number: PA-09-141
  • Objective: Enhance childhood obesity research by forming local, state, or regional teams of researchers, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders such as community representatives, public health practitioners, and educators.

Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity (R21)

  • Initiative Number: PA-09-124
  • Objective: Conduct exploratory/developmental clinical studies that will accelerate the development of effective interventions for prevention or treatment of overweight or obesity in either adults or children.

NHLBI Career Transition Award (K22)

  • Initiative Number: PAR-09-102
  • Objective: Enable outstanding students with three to five years of postdoctoral training to obtain research training experience in the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research and facilitate their successful transition to an extramural environment as independent researchers.

NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium Research Hubs (U01) and Consortium Administrative Coordinating Center (U01)

  • Initiative Number: HL-09-004/005
  • Objective: Identify and characterize progenitor cell lineages, direct the differentiation of stem and progenitor cells to desired cell fates, and develop new strategies to address the challenges presented by transplantation of these cells.

Pharmacogenomics Research Network (U01/U19)

  • Initiative Number: GM-10-001
  • Objective: Conduct research to understand the genetic basis of variable drug responses, both therapeutic and adverse.

Phase II Clinical Trials of Novel Therapies for Lung Diseases (U01)

  • Initiative Number: HL-10-003
  • Objective: Conduct phase II clinical treatment trials of innovative agents for lung diseases and sleep disorders.

Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program (PROP) (U01)

  • Initiative Number: HL-10-007
  • Objective: Develop strategies to phenotype premature infants ready for discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit in order to identify functional and molecular biomarkers of respiratory disease risk.

Recovery Act Limited Competition for NIH Grants: Research and Research Infrastructure "Grand Opportunities" (RC2)

  • Initiative Number: RFA-OD-09-004
  • Objective: Undertake large, specific biomedical and biobehavioral research endeavors that will benefit from significant 2-year funds without the expectation of continued NIH funding beyond two years.

Recovery Act Limited Competition: Supporting New Faculty Recruitment to Enhance Research Resources through Biomedical Research Core Centers (P30)

  • Initiative Number: RFA-OD-09-005
  • Objective: Augment and expand Biomedical Core Centers through the hiring of newly independent investigators.

 

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