- The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) encourage investigator-initiated research grant applications for projects studying pathogenesis and therapies for the muscular dystrophies. Responses to this announcement may include basic, translational or patient-oriented studies of Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy or other forms of muscular dystrophy.
- This PA will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21) and the NIH Research Project Grant Award (R01) mechanisms. R21 applications may request up to $275,000 direct costs for the two-year term of the grant. There is no cost limit for the R01 mechanism, however applicants requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs for any year must obtain an agreement that one of the participating institutes will accept your application for consideration for review and possible award. To obtain this agreement, contact the appropriate IC program staff (listed in Section VII. below) at least 6 weeks prior to the application receipt date (8 weeks for NICHD and approximately 18 weeks for NIAMS). Please refer to NIAMS policy on applications requesting $500,000 or more per year in direct costs http://www.niams.nih.gov/rtac/grantapps/guidelines.htm.
- The number of awards and the total amount to be awarded will depend on the number and quality of the applications received and the Institutes' availability of funds.
- Eligible organizations include for-profit and non-profit organizations, public or private institutions such as universities, colleges, hospitals and laboratories, units of State and local governments, eligible agencies of the Federal government, domestic or foreign institutions/organizations.
- Eligible principal investigators include any individuals with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research.
- There is no limit on the number of scientifically different applications that may be submitted.
- Application materials and instructions are available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html
- Telecommunications for the hearing impaired is available at: TTY 301-451-0088
Who can apply:
City Or Township Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Independent School Districts
Native American Organization
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Research
Extramural Research Programs in the Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders
Heart and Vascular Diseases Research
Lung Diseases Research
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research
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