A drumroll please… After a year of gathering input, we have two new Common Fund programs! A program focusing on Extracellular RNAs will provide foundational information about the biogenesis, distribution, and function of secreted RNAs and will explore the clinical potential of secreted RNAs as biomarkers or therapeutic agents. Our second new program will test the feasibility of establishing a network of collaborative medical centers across the country to diagnose and treat extremely rare diseases. Begun on a small scale on the NIH campus, the Common Fund Undiagnosed Diseases Program will also pilot a new training and certification program in medical genomics. You can see our press release here to learn more about the programs. While these programs are slated to begin in Fiscal Year 2013, we recently held three strategic planning workshops across the United States to solicit ideas for programs that could begin in 2014. A few will be selected for further development in July. As always we encourage you to stay tuned by visiting our website and stay connected via social media.
A MATCHING OF THE MINDS!
Are you a highly motivated student or recent grad who would like to skip the postdoc and go directly into an independent research position?
Are you an Institutional Leader who would like to recruit an eligible junior scientist under the Early Investigator Award initiative?
The NIH plans to open a web portal to facilitate the “matching” process between host institutions and applicants in the next iteration of the Early Independence Award Program. The 2012 Request For Applications will be issued soon.
Visit the EIA Award website here to learn more about the program and postings on our new initiatives.
Announcing New Methods and Tools from the Structural Biology Program!
Learn more about the Methods published to aid in protein structure determination and the Fusion Partner Tool Chest
in the Structural Biology Program Highlights here…
WANTED: DEAD or ALIVE!
THE HUMAN MICROBIOME PROJECT (HMP) NEEDS YOUR HELP!
We’re actively seeking microbes - bacterial, eukaryotic, and viral - that have been isolated from the human body and are available for sequencing as part of the HMP’s reference genome collection.
A COMMON GROUND IN STEM CELL RESEARCH!
The NIH Center for Regenerative Medicine and NIH Clinical Center’s Department of Bioethics join forces in an effort to harmonize informed consent for induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell-based research and therapies.
|NIH Common Fund Program||Funding Opportunities Title||Receipt Date|
|METABOLOMICS||Metabolite Standards Synthesis Centers||7/10/2012|
|MOLECULAR LIBRARIES||Assays for High Throughput Screening (HTS) to Discover Chemical Probes in-the Molecular Libraries Probe Production Centers Network (MLPCN) (X01)
|HIGH RISK- HIGH REWARD||NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (R01)||9/21/2012|
A complete list of funding opportunities can be found on www.commonfund.nih.gov
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