The purpose of the RFA is to encourage cross-center collaborations within the OAIC network by funding for Pilot and Exploratory studies that by their nature require meaningful contributions - of expertise, capabilities, and specimens participants - from 2 or more OAICs. The desired outcomes, in addition to building collaborations, are to produce data and results that have strong potential to lead to subsequent proposals for extramural funding of larger, definitive studies produce impactful publications.
Application Process Timeline:
Letter of Intent deadline
March 23, 2020 by 11:59 pm EST (LOIs are required for full application submission)
The Pepper OAIC Coordinating Center is seeking proposals to accelerate progress for clinical and translational research projects. These projects are intended to be small (<$7,500), efficient, and relatively short term in order to generate preliminary data for submission of collaborative extramural grant applications and/or high impact publications. The Coordinating Center plans to support up to 2 proposals in this round of funding.
We particularly encourage novel uses of existing data, specimens (blood or tissue), or images from OAIC and aging-related research repositories.
Applications will be due to the Pepper Coordinating Center by March 24, 2020.
The Pepper OAIC Coordinating Center is seeking proposals for a new type of application that allows maximal flexibility and creativity. In the 1-page applications, proposers will explain how their proposed use of the funds (up to $5,000) will: 1) help advance the applicant’s career; and 2) build cross-center collaboration. Use of funds must be in accord with general NIH guidelines. Examples might include: new software, minor equipment, key lab supplies, shared tech, etc.
The Claude D Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers Coordinating Center announces a request for applications for multi-center, collaborative pilot and exploratory studies. The intent of the RFA is to provide funding for Pilot Studies to provide initial testing of relevant hypothesis and demonstrate the feasibility and promise of multi-center OAIC initiatives to support proposals for extramural funding of larger, definitive studies.
The RCCN is seeking to fund two or more pilot or developmental projects that involve multiple NIA-sponsored research centers to foster new research in the area of Behavior Change to Benefit Older Adults including change in the behaviors of older adults, care givers, health care providers, health care delivery systems or neighborhoods. The RCCN has set aside $80,000 to fund at least 2 projects addressing this topic. Applications are due March 4, 2019 with awards announced by April 30, 2019. The RFA is available here: http://bit.ly/2C10SNL
We have also started a Frequently Asked Questions page on the RCCN website, which can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/2C10SNL