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  • Illuminating the Druggable Genome Pre-Application Webinar

    This is a recording of a webinar held on May 31, 2018. The purpose of this webinar was to provide information for the NIH funding opportunity announcement RFA-RM-18-011 which focuses on the development of cutting edge informatics tools to support the common fund illuminating the druggable genome program.

  • Overview of the NIH Common Fund's Science of Behavior Change Program

    Have you ever wondered why it's so hard to stick to that diet or exercise routine? You're not alone - researchers at the Science of Behavior Change are working to answer those very questions.

  • Awardees Talk About Their Experience with the Early Independence Award

    This video about the NIH Director's Early Independence Award ( features Dr. Micaela Martinez and Dr. Daniel Giovenco of Columbia University and Dr. Marie Bragg of New York University.

    2019 NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards: RFA RM-18-010
    • Open to Early Stage Investigators who wish to “skip the postdoc” and begin an independent research career; complete their terminal research degree or clinical training between June 1, 2017 and September 30, 2019; are in a non-independent position at time of application; and have not received an NIH R01 or similar grant
    • Single-PI applications only
    • Only up to two applications per institution
    • Up to $1.25 million in direct costs over a period of 5 years
    • Application instructions and additional details provided in the RFA
    • For further information on the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award, see the website and FAQs
    • For other questions, email
    • Application deadline: September 27, 2018

  • Somatic Cell Genome Editing (SCGE) Overview at NIH's Rare Disease Day 2018

    The SCGE Program Coordinator, Dr. PJ Brooks spoke about the new NIH Common Fund program at NIH Rare Disease Day 2018.

    For more information, visit

  • Human BioMolecular Atlas (HuBMAP) Pre-Application Webinar for RFA-RM-18-001

    This pre-application webinar video is an archive of a live webinar that was held on February 8, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. The webinar was meant to provide technical assistance and answer questions related to Funding Opportunity Announcement Number RFA-RM-18-001 'The Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP) Integration, Visualization & Engagement (HIVE) Initiative (OT2 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)'.

    For more information about the program, visit our website:

  • The NIH Common Fund Patent Report (2017)

    The Common Fund is a unique funding entity at NIH, functioning as a “venture capital” space, where high-risk and innovative research can be supported. This led to the question, does research supported by the Common Fund generate more patents compared to the entire NIH research portfolio?

    To read the full report, click here:

  • NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Program Research Highlight

    Researchers supported by the Common Fund Metabolomics program recently published a study in Nature Communications which highlights a new, noninvasive method to deliver stable isotopes to mice for metabolomics studies. Researchers were able to use a liquid diet to delivery 13C-Glucose to mice in a stress free manner.This new delivery method not only allows researchers to bypass the pitfalls of other delivery methods, such as alterations to metabolism due to anesthesia and/or physical trauma, but also study the turnover of biomolecules with longer half-lives, such as proteins or lipids. In addition, this method allows for the study of in vivo tumor models that highlight how the tumor micro-environment impacts cell metabolism.

    For more information on the NIH Common Fund's Metabolomics program, visit us here:

  • Human BioMolecular Atlas (HuBMAP) Pre-Application Webinar for RFA-RM-17-025 and RFA-RM-17-027

    HuBMAP held a technical assistance webinar on January 11, 2018 to provide an overview of HuBMAP, including information on funding opportunities available from the program (RFA-RM-17-025 and RFA-RM-17-027). NIH staff discussed the overall structure and goals of the HuBMAP and the specific FOAs, then answered questions from prospective applicants.

    For more information about the HuBMAP program, visit the program's web page:

  • Transformative Research Award Webinar July 24, 2017

    For more information on the NIH Director's Transformative Research award, visit our website:

  • Early Independence Award Webinar July 17, 2017

    For more information about the Early Independence Award, visit our website:

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