- The goal of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to solicit applications to elucidate the cell biology of proteins that have been implicated in Parkinson's disease (PD) through genetic findings. Studies to identify genes in PD are rapidly outpacing the cell biological studies which would reveal how these gene products are part of the disease process in Parkinson's disease. This RFA is intended to stimulate studies devoted to understanding the functional role of these proteins in cells, or how these proteins may interact or share common pivotal molecular pathways. Dissemination of these cellular pathways may reveal points at which potential interventions for Parkinson's disease could be directed. It is intended that exploratory, high-impact, focused studies supported through this RFA will generate the basis for translationally-directed research projects on PD.
- The participating organizations intend to commit $1.1M in FY 2006.
- The anticipated number of awards is 5. The expected duration of these projects is 2 years.
- This RFA will use the NIH Exploratory/developmental Research Grant (R21) mechanism (see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-107.htmland http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/r21guidelines.htm).
- Eligible organizations include: For-profit or non-profit organizations; Public or private institutions, such as universities, colleges, hospitals, and laboratories; Units of State and local governments; Eligible agencies of the Federal government; and Domestic or foreign institutions/organizations.
- Eligible principal investigators include any individual with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH programs.
- Applicants may submit more than one application, provided they are scientifically distinct.
- See Section IV.1 for application materials.
- Telecommunications for the hearing impaired is available at: TTY 301-451-0088
Who can apply:
City Or Township Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Independent School Districts
Native American Organization
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
Extramural Research Programs in the Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders
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