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NIH NIDA NIBIB Imaging - Science Track Award for Research Transition (I/START) (R03) (PAR-15-326)

National Institutes of Health
Funding Sponsor: 
National Institutes of Health
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Funding Deadline: 
May 7, 2018 - 11:59 pm

NIH NIDA NIBIB Imaging - Science Track Award for Research Transition (I/START) (R03) (PAR-15-326)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

$150K for 1 year

Research Objectives: The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to facilitate the entry of investigators to the area of brain imaging research, including both new investigators and established investigators seeking to add brain imaging to their research programs. Accordingly, this FOA invites applications for the Imaging - Science Track Award for Research Transition (I/START) program, a continuing program developed by NIDA and NIBIB to foster the entry of investigators into the areas of brain imaging and drug abuse research. The application of brain imaging technology that can be used in humans is becoming more widespread; however, it is often difficult for new investigators or even established investigators wishing to incorporate such brain imaging methods in their research program to obtain independent funding to generate preliminary data in this area or for more established investigators to identify a source of funding that would allow them to explore the potential application of imaging to their research. In many research domains, investigators are often able to identify sources of support sufficient to conduct preliminary studies. In contrast, the cost of obtaining preliminary data using brain imaging methods that can be used in humans  (e.g., PET and MRI scans) often serves as a significant barrier to research, particularly for more translational efforts.

Eligibility: early assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. with an approved CE faculty PI waiver (see additional criteria)

and established investigators** (faculty with PI eligibility)

Instructors and academic research staff are not eligible because Stanford does not consider them to be in independent positions/

To facilitate the entry of investigators to the area of neuroimaging, including both new investigators and **established investigators seeking to adopt neuroimaging methodologies in their research programs, to enable the conduct of small "proof of concept" studies.

The R03 is intended to support research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources.

Standard R03 deadlines:  Feb. 16, June 16,  Oct. 16

Standard AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7

Expiration date: Sept. 8, 2018

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