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NHLBI Topics of Special Interest (TOSI)

The topics listed below are of high programmatic interest to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). TOSI will change periodically as Institute programmatic interests dictate. These topics are not formal solicitations for applications (Funding Opportunity Announcements).  Although funds are not set aside for awards on these topics, applications submitted in response to TOSI are eligible for special funding consideration. TOSI applications will be peer-reviewed by standing study sections at the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR).

Investigators interested in developing applications for these topics are encouraged to discuss their ideas with NHLBI contacts who are indicated in the table below. Researchers should submit investigator-initiated R01 applications through PA-13-302.

Special instructions for submitting TOSI applications:

  • At the beginning of the title, please include the following three characters: HL-. (Important: according to the NIH's SF424 (R&R) Application Guide, NIH limits title character length to 81 characters including the spaces between words and punctuation. Titles in excess of 81 characters will be truncated).
  • In the first sentence of the abstract, please include the specialized code as shown in the last column of the table below.
Topics of Special Interest
Contact Information
Specialized Code
HL-131: Development Pathways in the Pathogenesis of Adult Chronic Lung
Diseases
Qing "Sara" Lin, Ph.D.
(301) 435-0222
sara.lin@nih.gov
HL-131
HL-132: Advancing Research in Exercise Therapy for Chronic Heart Failure Lawton S. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.
301-435-0419
cooperls@nhlbi.nih.gov
HL-132
HL-133: Phenotypic Characterization of Chronic Pain in Sickle Cell Disease Harvey Luksenburg, M.D.
(301) 435-0050
luksenburgh@mail.nih.gov
HL-133
HL-141: Primary Prevention Trials for Chronic Lung Diseases (R01) Patricia Noel, Ph.D.
(301) 435-0202
noelp@nih.gov

Carol Blaisdell, M.D
(301) 435-0222
blaisdellcj@nhlbi.nih.gov
HL-141
HL-142: Exosomes as Paracrine Signal Mediators in Cardiovascular, Lung, and
Blood Disease (R01)
Pothur Srinivas, PhD,MPH
(301) 402-3712
srinivap@mail.nih.gov
HL-142

Last Updated: August 2014

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