Carnegie Mellon University

Federal Funding Opportunities

The National Institute on Aging invites P30 applications to establish and sustain Centers on the Demography and Economics of Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Related Dementias. Approximately $1.7 million may be made available to support up to two awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Letters of intent are due May 3, 2019; applications are due Jun 3, 2019. More information regarding RFA-AG-20-002 is available at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-20-002.html.

The National Institute on Aging invites P30 applications to establish and sustain Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers. Approximately $30 million may be made available to support up to 15 awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Letters of intent are due Mar 25, 2019; applications are due Apr 25, 2019. More information regarding RFA-AG-20-004 is available at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-20-004.html.

Multiple entities within NIH invite R61/R33 applications for Phased Innovation Awards on Music Interventions to promote research on music and health with an emphasis on developing music interventions aimed at understanding their mechanisms of action and clinical applications with little or no preliminary data. Approximately $5 million may be made available to support up to 12 awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications are due Feb 28, 2019. More information regarding RFA-AT-19-001 is available at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AT-19-001.html

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute on Aging invites U54 applications to establish and sustain Lewy Body Dementia Center Without Walls (CWOW) that will systematically and comprehensively characterize alpha-synuclein and amyloid-beta subspecies present in human Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) post-mortem brain tissue, identify toxic subspecies and potential mechanisms of toxicity, and characterize any interactions between the proteins that may contribute to increased toxicity and/or explain selective vulnerabilities of cells/circuits. Approximately $3.5 million may be made available to support up to three awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications are due Jan 4, 2019. More information regarding RFA-NS-19-013 is available at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-19-013.html.

The National Institute of Mental Health invites R01 applications for Research on Building in vivo Preclinical Assays of Circuit Engagement for Application in Therapeutic Development. Approximately $2 million may be made available to support up to seven awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Letters of intent are due Jan 4, 2019; applications are due Feb 4, 2019. More information regarding RFA-MH-19-235 is available at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-19-235.html.

Multiple entities within NIH invite R01 and R21 applications for Research Projects on the Fundamentals and Applications of Music on Improving Health. Multiple awards may be made under each announcements. Program eligibility is unrestricted domestically. For both announcements, letters of intent are due Jan 15, 2019; applications are due Feb 28, 2019. More information regarding RFA-NS-19-008 (R01 grants) is available at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-19-008.html. For R21 grants, RFA-NS-19-009 is available at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-19-009.html.

BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Re-issue of MH-17-250; F32)
Application Receipt Dates: Friday, Dec. 7, 2018; Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019; Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020
The purpose of the BRAIN Initiative Fellows (F32) program is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctorates, early in their postdoctoral training period, who have the potential to become productive investigators in research areas that will advance the goals of the BRAIN Initiative. Applications are encouraged in any research area that is aligned with the BRAIN Initiative, including neuroethics. Applicants are expected to propose research training in an area that clearly complements their predoctoral research. Formal training in analytical tools appropriate for the proposed research is expected to be an integral component of the proposed research training plan. In order to maximize the training potential of the F32 award, this program encourages applications from individuals who have not yet completed their terminal doctoral degree and who expect to do so within 12 months of the application due date. On the application due date, candidates may not have completed more than 12 months of postdoctoral training. Learn more.

Proof of Concept Development of Early Stage Next Generation Human Brain Imaging (Re-issue of EB-17-001; R01)
Application Receipt Dates: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
This RFA uses a R01 mechanism to solicit unusually bold and potentially transformative approaches, including proof-of-concept development of brain imaging based on innovative and/or unconventional concepts aimed at revolutionizing the way non-invasive human neuroimaging is conducted. Tools and technologies can span a wide array of approaches including hardware, software, or imaging probes addressing any of the steps of the image acquisition and analysis process. Creative efforts to bridge scales from the micro- to meso- to macro-level in the brain are especially encouraged. Learn more.

Development of Next Generation Human Brain Imaging Tools and Technologies (Re-issue of EB-17-002; U01)
Application Receipt Dates: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
This RFA uses an U01 mechanism to support the full-scale development of novel imaging technologies beyond the proof of concept stage for noninvasive imaging of human brain processes in ways that are currently unachievable in healthy persons. NIH expects successful projects supported under the previous RFAs to be the basis for some of the applications submitted in response to this announcement, but previous support is not a requirement. This FOA supports an open competition for the best ideas for the full development of innovative and compelling new or next-gen non-invasive brain imaging technologies, with the intent of delivering working tools within the time frame of the BRAIN Initiative. Learn more.
 
BRAIN Initiative to Support Research on the Development, Optimization, and Validation of Novel Tools and Technologies for Neuroscience Research
Standard Due Dates Apply
Multiple entities within NIH invite R41/R42 applications for the BRAIN Initiative to Support Research on the Development, Optimization, and Validation of Novel Tools and Technologies for Neuroscience Research. Multiple awards may be made under each announcement. Program eligibility is restricted to U.S. small businesses. Standard due dates apply for the R41/R42 grant mechanism. Applications will be accepted via two R41/R42 announcements:

 
Studies that Test Lifespan/Healthspan-Extension Interventions in the Models of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD/ADRD)
Standard Due Dates Apply
The National Institute on Aging invites R41/R42 and R43/R44 applications for Studies that Test Lifespan/Healthspan-Extension Interventions in the Models of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD/ADRD). Multiple awards may be made under each announcement. Program eligibility is restricted to U.S. small businesses. Standard due dates apply for the R41/R42 and R43/R44 grant mechanisms.  
Basic and Translation Research on Decision Making in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease
Standard Due Dates Apply
The National Institute on Aging invites R01 and R21 applications for Basic and Translation Research on Decision Making in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease. Specific opportunities include the development of decision-supportive interventions to leverage cognitive, emotional and motivational strengths of these populations; tools to assess decisional capacity; strategies for simplifying choices and offering better defaults; and the promotion of timely adoption of optimal delegation practices (e.g., power of attorney, living wills, etc.). Multiple awards are anticipated under each announcement. Program eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Standard due dates apply for the R01 and R21 grant mechanisms.  
National Institute of Nursing Research and the National Institute on Aging: Studies on Biobehavioral and Technological Interventions to Attenuate Cognitive Decline in Individuals with Cognitive Impairment or Dementia
Standard Due Dates Apply
The National Institute of Nursing Research and the National Institute on Aging invite R01, R15, and R21 applications for Studies on Biobehavioral and Technological Interventions to Attenuate Cognitive Decline in Individuals with Cognitive Impairment or Dementia. Multiple awards are anticipated under each announcement. Program eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Standard due dates apply for the R01, R15, and R21 grant mechanisms.  
National Institute on Aging: Research on Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Alzheimer's-Disease-Related Dementias (ADRD)
Standard Due Dates Apply
The National Institute on Aging invites R41/R42 and R43/R44 applications to advance Research on Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Alzheimer's-Disease-Related Dementias (ADRD). Multiple awards may be made under each announcement. Program eligibility is restricted to U.S. small businesses. Standard due dates apply for the R41/R42 and R43/R44 grant mechanisms.  
Research Projects on Autism Spectrum Disorders
Standard Due Dates Apply
Multiple entities within NIH invite R01, R03, and R21 applications for Research Projects on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Multiple awards are anticipated under each announcement. Program eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Standard due dates apply for the R01, R03, and R21 grant mechanisms.  
National Institute on Aging: SBIR Awards to Fund Translational Research on Aging
Standard Due Dates Apply
The National Institute on Aging invites R43/R44 application for SBIR Awards to Fund Translational Research on Aging. Approximately $6 million may be made available to support multiple awards under each announcement. Program eligibility is restricted to U.S. small businesses. Standard due dates apply for the R43/R44 grant mechanism. Applications will be accepted via two R43/R44 announcements:  
National Institute on Aging: Development of Socially-Assistive Robots (SARs) to Engage Persons with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (ADRD), and their Caregivers
Standard Due Dates Apply
The National Institute on Aging invites R41/R42 and R43/R44 applications for research on the Development of Socially-Assistive Robots (SARs) to Engage Persons with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (ADRD), and their Caregivers. Approximately $2 million may be made available to support multiple awards. Program eligibility is restricted to U.S. small businesses. Standard due dates apply for the R41/R42 and R43/R44 grant mechanisms.  
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: Development and/or Validation of Devices or Electronic Systems to Monitor or Enhance Mind and Body Interventions
Standard Due Dates Apply
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health invites R41/R42 and R43/R44 applications to support the Development and/or Validation of Devices or Electronic Systems to Monitor or Enhance Mind and Body Interventions. Multiple awards may be made under each announcement. Program eligibility is restricted to U.S. small businesses. Standard due dates apply for the R41/R42 and R43/R44 grant mechanisms.