New Federal Funding Opportunities & Notices (NIH, AHRQ)

HHS components have recently released several funding opportunities and notices of interest. Details follow…

Request for Information (RFI): Identifying Organizations with the Appropriate Expertise to Participate in a Mobile Health (mHealth) Collaborative Public-Private Partnership

Notice Number: NOT-OD-12-151

Key Dates
Release Date: September 14, 2012
Response Date:  October 5, 2012
Issued by:
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) – NIH

This request for information (RFI) seeks to identify organizations with the appropriate expertise to serve as managing partner and/or participants for the “mHealth Public-Private Partnership” (mHealth PPP) with the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Continue reading

NIDCR RFA on Acute to Chronic Pain Transition Reissued

Title: Collaborative Research on the Transition From Acute to Chronic Pain: New Models and Measures in Clinical and Preclinical Pain Research (R01)
Organization/Component: National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-DE-12-003

Purpose: The overall goal of this FOA is to stimulate preclinical and clinical research that will accelerate our understanding of the biological and behavioral determinants driving the transition from acute pain to chronic pain disorders. An understanding of the mechanisms and risk factors that determine who will transition to a chronic pain state is necessary in order to intervene in this transition and to design new, effective treatments to resolve acute pain before it becomes chronic. The objectives of this FOA are to: 1) assemble research teams with expertise in basic and clinical pain research and related expertise outside the pain field that will provide novel, collaborative, multidisciplinary approaches to answer crucial questions about the transition from acute to chronic pain; 2) discover biological and behavioral mechanisms that drive the transition from an acute pain state to a chronic dysfunctional pain condition; 3) develop new clinical and preclinical models and measures of pain that will be essential to identify and characterize these mechanisms. Studies that involve considerable risk but with the potential for breakthroughs in the field are strongly encouraged.

Posted Date: June 29, 2011
Open Date: September 27, 2011
Closing Date: October 27, 2011, by 5pm local time of applicant organization
Scientific Merit Review: February/March 2012
Advisory Council Review: May 2012
Earliest Start Date: June 2012

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