Notice of NICHD's Participation in RFA-NS-13-014 "Pilot Projects on Sports-Related Brain and Spinal Cord Injury (R21)"

Notice Number: NOT-HD-13-007

Key Dates
Release Date: May 20, 2013

Related Announcements
RFA-NS-13-014

Issued by
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)'s participation, effective immediately, in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) RFA-NS-13-014 entitled, "Pilot Projects on Sports-Related Brain and Spinal Cord Injury (R21)."

The following sections of RFA-NS-13-014 have been updated to reflect the participation of NICHD in this FOA:

Part 1.  Overview Information

Components of Participating Organizations

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s)
93.853; 93.286; 93.242; 93.279; 93.173; 93.866; 93.865

Part 2.  Section I.  Funding Opportunity Description

Specific Areas of Research Interest
For this FOA, specific areas of research interest to NICHD include:

Studies on risk factors for sports-related head injury, including neurodevelopmental stage, the development of age appropriate (child, adolescent, and young adult) biomarker and diagnostic tools for learning disabilities or cognitive deficits, preclinical interventions to prevent or attenuate injury, and post-injury interventions to attenuate cognitive, learning, and behavioral deficits or promote neural plasticity. 

Part 2. Section II. Award Information

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards
NICHD support for this FOA is contingent on the availability of funds and the receipt of meritorious applications.

Section VII. Agency Contacts

Scientific/Research Contact
Lisa Freund, PhD
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Telephone:  301-435-6879
Email: lisa.freund@nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management Contact
Bryan S. Clark, MBA
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Telephone: 301-435-6975
Email: clarkb1@mail.nih.gov

All other aspects of the FOA remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Lisa Freund, PhD
Program Director
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Child Behavior and Behavior Branch
6100 Executive Blvd, Room 4B05C, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD 20814-9692
Phone:  301-435-6879
Email:  lisa.freund@nih.gov
Website: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/der/branches/cdbb/programs/Pages/dcpbnp.aspx

 


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