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Grants & You Newsletter Summer 2016: News & Deadlines

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) Announces New Strategic Plan

NCCIH has released its fourth strategic plan, Exploring the Science of Complementary and Integrative Health, outlining its strategic direction in complementary and integrative health research, identifying five core objectives, and presenting a detailed assessment of research opportunities and gaps. The plan was developed over 18-months with input from NCCIH staff, stakeholders (including ATSU investigators), and scientific advisors, with guidance from the broader NIH strategic plan. Throughout June 2016, NCCIH profiled each of the six research priorities areas on their research blog

NCCIH Strategic Framework

Research Opportunities through Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

The Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) offer a wide variety of research opportunities through 28 programs organized by subject category. Each is specifically selected to fill gaps and avoid duplication with other federal funding agencies. Some offer multiple awards during each funding cycle and every program uses a two-step application process, including a required Letter of Intent and invitation to submit a full proposal for selected applicants. Interested investigators should consult the following resources:
Before making a decision to apply, interested faculty members are advised to first contact ATSU Sponsored Programs to obtain a more detailed analysis of the opportunity and coordinate approaching deadlines.

Other Funding Opportunities & Deadlines

NIH's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) announces Accelerating Research on Intevertebral Disc (ARID)

The purpose of this FOA (using either the R21 mechanism or R01 mechanism) is to encourage research on the basic biology of the intervertebral disc and on the molecular mechanisms underlying intervertebral disc degeneration. Applications that accelerate an understanding of basic research on the intervertebral disc and/or develop new directions on the factors that lead to disc degeneration as well as collaborations between investigators currently active in this area of research and investigators from other areas with complementary expertise are encouraged.

Funding Available for Incorporating Projects Related to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and Clinical Decision Support Systems

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is soliciting research applications for projects aimed at exploring how patient-centered outcomes research findings can be incorporated into clinical practice through health IT-enabled clinical decision support systems. Patient-centered outcomes, defined as the results of medical care that are important to patients, can give patients and providers the power to make more informed health decisions. The funding opportunities, Scaling Established Clinical Decision Support to Facilitate the Dissemination and Implementation of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Findings (R18) and Developing New Clinical Decision Support to Disseminate and Implement Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Findings (R18), are part of AHRQ’s ongoing support of this work.