NHLBI K01 – Mentored Career Award to Promote Faculty Diversity

ALERT: The next deadline for the ‘NHLBI K01 – Mentored Career Award to Promote Faculty Diversity’ is fast approaching (10/15/2016), and this RFA does accept resubmission applications. RFA-HL-16-006

Data Science Rotations for Advancing Discovery (RoAD-Trip) Program

The BD2K Training Coordinating Center (TCC) has developed the Data Science Rotations for Advancing Discovery (RoAD-Trip) program to specifically foster new collaborations among junior biomedical researchers and senior-level data scientists to address the challenge of translating complex data into new knowledge. Details can be found at: http://www.bigdatau.org/roadtrip . The application receipt date is September 30. There is discussion about re-releasing this notice next year, but no date has been set yet. If you are interested, you should apply right away.

HHMI Launches New Program for Early-Career Scientists

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is announcing a new program to recruit and retain early-career scientists who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Through an open competition, HHMI plans to select scientists early in their training to become Hanna H. Gray Fellows. Each fellow will receive funding for up to eight years, with mentoring and active involvement within the HHMI community. In this two-phase program, fellows will be supported from early postdoctoral training through several years of a tenure-track position. In this first competition cycle, HHMI will select up to 15 fellows and invest a total of up to $25 million for their support over eight years.

NIH Big Data to Knowledge Announces Two new RFAs

The NIH Big Data to Knowledge initiative (BD2K) announces the release of two new RFAs for training in biomedical big data science:

RFA-MD-16-002 NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing Diversity in Biomedical Data Science (R25)

RFA-ES-16-011 BD2K Research Education Curriculum Development: Data Science Overview for Biomedical Scientists (R25)

The purpose of the NIH BD2K Enhancing Diversity in Biomedical Data Science program is to provide resources for eligible institutions to implement innovative approaches to research education for diverse students in Big Data science. Through this program, eligible institutions will establish partnerships with institutions of international prominence in biomedical big data research. The collaborations will implement novel approaches of data science education that include 1) research experiences for undergraduates and the faculty who instruct them, and 2) curriculum development.

The purpose of the NIH BD2K Research Education Curriculum Development program is to facilitate community-driven development and implementation of data science curriculum for graduate students in the biomedical sciences. The FOA will support curriculum development activities at institutions interested in working collectively to define, develop, and test modules integrating data science into their existing biomedical science curriculum. Because the implementation of institutional curriculum changes will take the active support of the university administration and the commitment and cooperation of diverse departments, multi-PIs are encouraged in order to include expertise in the computational and quantitative sciences. To facilitate the integration of data science into biomedical curricula nationally, this FOA will support a cohort of institutions that will work collaboratively and collectively to produce curricular materials that are findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR).

The receipt deadline for applications for the Diversity FOA is November 12, 2016 and for the Curriculum Development FOA is December 7, 2016.

New FOA for Single-site Clinical Trials in Phase II and Beyond

A new FOA (PAR-16-405) was published today for phase II and beyond investigator-initiated single-site clinical trials. This FOA is a continuation of efforts to transition toward utilizing performance-based milestones and metrics in the solicitation and management of NHLBI-funded clinical trials, with an overall aim of optimizing our clinical trials enterprise. This FOA will utilize a bi-phasic, milestone-driven R61/R33 mechanism consisting of a start-up phase (R61) of up to one year, and a full enrollment and clinical trial execution phase (R33) of up to four years.

Frequently Asked Questions will be posted to the Research Support Mechanisms page of the NHLBI Web site for your use and to assist the investigator community.

NIH DIRH Funding Opportunity Announcements Webinar

Please join NCI’s Implementation Science Team and representatives from the Institutes and Centers contributing to the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health, for a webinar on the FOA, updated May 2016.

On May 8, 2016 the revised Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01/R21/R03) was released. The purpose of these FOAs is to support innovative approaches to identifying, developing, testing, evaluating and/or refining strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices (e.g. behavioral interventions; prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and disease management interventions; quality improvement programs) into public health, clinical practice, and community settings. Conversely, there is a benefit in understanding circumstances that create a need to “de-implement” or reduce the use of strategies and interventions that are not evidence-based, have been prematurely widely adopted, yield sub-optimal benefits for patients, or are harmful or wasteful. In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures are encouraged.

The session will present an overview of the re-issued Trans-NIH FOAs for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health including the revised focus and opportunities in these re-issued FOAs. You are encouraged to bring your questions as representatives from multiple ICs will be available to address them. Please find the registration information below.

NIH DIRH FOAs Webinar Logistics
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 12:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

To register for the online event

  1. Go to here.
  2. Click “Register”
  3. ON the registration form, enter your information and then click “Submit”

Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.

It is strongly recommended that you 1) save the calendar notification generated post-registration to your preferred mail client; 2) use the audio call-back function where the WebEx system calls a telephone of your choosing at no cost to you; and 3) you join the meeting 10 minutes prior to the start time of 12:00pm ET.

Can’t make it? The session will be recorded and archived on the Implementation Science Team website approximately two weeks following the live session.

NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing Diversity in Biomedical Science (R25)

The over-arching goal of this Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) R25 program is to support education activities that enhance the capacity of institutions to develop a diverse biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce in the area of big data science. For more information on this funding opportunity click here.

NIH Pathways Program

The next announcement under the NIH Pathways Program will be for NIH Recent Graduate appointments (NIH Recent Graduate (Program Specialist), GS-0301-9). To be eligible to apply, an individual must have completed, within the previous two years, a qualify degree from a qualifying institution. The announcement is scheduled to open 8/22 and close on 8/26 with an applicant cut-off of 200. For more information about the NIH Pathways Programs please click here. Please share this information with anyone who you think may be interested in applying.

Department of Health and Human Services Funding Opportunity

Please click here for an overview of funding announcement RFA-HL-17-016.

The full Request for Applications is now available online!
Prospective applicants are requested to submit a Letter of Intent for the AHA Obesity Network on or before August 25, 2016. Letters of Intent may be submitted via Grants@Heart beginning on June 20, 2016. View the Letter of Intent Instructions for more details.
While a Letter of Intent is not required in order to submit a subsequent full application and does not enter into the review of said subsequent application; the information provided in a Letter of Intent allows AHA staff to estimate the potential peer review workload and to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the peer review process. It also allows AHA to provide potential applicants with updated information about the application process if necessary.
For more information, including the full request for applications, visit the Obesity Research Network website.

[posted 6/20/2016]


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