A heads-up for Bitesize Bio readers: The U.S. National Institutes of Health last week issued Requests for Applications (RFAs) for approximately $120 million in grants to aid research on alcoholism, cancer biomarkers, fertility, mentoring, and pathogens relevant to biodefense, among other areas.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) asks for $50-$55 million worth of plans for biomarker research and $25-$30 million for cancer intervention and surveillance modeling.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is asking for applications for $20 million to be available in FY 2010 for research on enterics and for investigation of agents relevant to biodefense.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is looking for research plans in its programs for Core, Specialized, and Comprehensive Research centers, which would receive approximately $8-13 million in fiscal year 2011.

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) seeks $8 million in 2010 proposals for research on rehabilitation and fertility preservation.

And to support career development, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is offering $3.8 million for mentoring and diversity programs.

For more information, see the program announcements hyperlinked from the table:

NIH Requests for Applications Posted June 24-26, 2009
Announcement Number Total Funding Proposal Limits Release Date
(Open Date)
Expiration Date Title
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
RFA-AA-10-002 $2-3M in FY 2011 < $1.25 M / year up to 5 years 06/26/2009 12/03/2009 Resource Core Alcohol Research Centers (P30)
RFA-AA-10-003 $4-6M in FY 2011 < $1.8 M / year up to 5 years 06/26/2009 12/03/2009 Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50)
RFA-AA-10-004 $2-4M in FY 2011 < $2.0 M / year up to 5 years 06/26/2009 12/03/2009 Comprehensive Alcohol Research Centers (P60)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
RFA-CA-09-017 $10-11M / year < $0.6 M / year up to 5 years 06/26/2009 10/30/2009 The Early Detection Research Network: Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (U01)
RFA-CA-09-025 $5-6M / year < $1.3 M in year 1 up to 5 years 06/25/2009 11/04/2009 Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) (U01)

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

RFA-HD-09-009 $2M in FY 2010 06/26/2009 (09/20/2009) 10/21/2009 Fertility Preservation Research: Advancing Beyond Technology (R01)
RFA-HD-09-013 $6M in FY 2010 < $700 K / year up to 5 years 06/24/2009 10/02/2009 Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (R24)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

RFA-HL-10-011 $300K / year <$190 K / yr 3-5 years 06/25/2009

(07/25/2009)

08/26/2009 Mentored Career Award for Faculty at Minority Serving Institutions (K01)
RFA-HL-10-012 $1.2 M <$180 K 3-5 years 06/25/2009 (07/25/2009) 08/26/2009 Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity/Re-Entry in Biomedical Research (K01)
RFA-HL-10-014 $250K/ year up to 5 years 06/25/2009 08/26/2009 Minority Institutional Research Training Program (T32)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

RFA-AI-09-023 $5.4 M in 2010 < $1 M/year

up to 5 years

06/25/2009 11/18/2009 Enterics Research Investigational Network Cooperative
Research Centers (U19)
RFA-AI-09-027 $7.3 M in 2010 < $750 K/ year

up to 5 years

06/24/2009

(08/24/2009)

09/24/2009 Partnerships for Biodefense Food- and Water-borne Diseases (R01)
RFA-AI-09-028 $7.3 M in 2010 < $750 K/ year

up to 5 years

06/24/2009

(08/24/2009)

09/24/2009 Partnerships for Biodefense Viral Pathogens (R01)