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    NIH Grant Application Workbook

    • All-new 2010 edition of the NIH Workbook, The Grant Application Writer's Workbook (created by Academicians for Academicians) will help you maximize your funding chances by walking you through the changes in the NIH format.

    NIH Research Funding: Website Resources

    NIH Loan Repayment Program

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites health professionals engaged in biomedical and behavioral research to apply for the NIH's Loan Repayment Program (LRP). The NIH will repay eligible student loans up to $10,000 per calendar year with a $60,000 lifetime maximum. The programs also provide coverage for Federal and state tax liabilities.

    For more details and how to apply, visit www.lrp.nih.gov.

    Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health

    This site offers a wealth of information on NIH study sections, grant applications and instructions, as well as links to other related sites.


    The Center for Scientific Review has produced a video of a mock study section meeting to provide an inside look at how NIH grant applications are reviewed for scientific and technical merit. The video shows how outside experts assess applications and how review meetings are conducted to ensure fairness. The video also includes information on what applicants can do to improve the chances their applications will receive a positive review.


    NIAMS Releases Requests for Applications for Basic and Clinical Research

    The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases has announced several requests for applications for research funding, including the following:

    • Basic and Clinical Research on Fibromyalgia
    • Small Grant Program for the NIAMS
    • Specialized Centers of Research (SCORs) in Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Scleroderma
    • Core Centers for Musculoskeletal Disorders
    • Generation and Maintenance of Immunological Memory
    • Innovative Approaches to Disease Prevention through Behavior Change
    • The NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases Resource Center
    • Acupuncture Clinical Trial Pilot Grants
    • Pathogenesis and Therapy of the Muscular Dystrophies
    • Imaging in Medical Rehabilitation

    For details on these and other funding opportunities, see the NIAMS website at http://www.niams.nih.gov/Funding/default.asp or contact the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2350, USA.

    Funding Opportunities at NIDDK

    The National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) supports both clinical and basic research in bone and bone-related diseases:

    • Hormonal Regulation of Bone
    • Body Composition and Effects on Bone Strength
    • Vitamin D and Calcium in the Diet
    • Anabolic Hormones in the Treatment of Osteoporosis
    • Nuclear Receptor Superfamily and the Effects of Serms in Bone
    • Growth Factors and Their Receptors

    Research Training and Career Development:

    • Fellowship Training Through Individual and Institutional NRSAs
    • Career Development Awards for Ph.D.s and M.D.s
    • Small Grants for Pilot and Feasibility Studies 

    Regular Research:

    • R01
    • P01
    • Centers  

    National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
    National Institutes of Health
    Building 31, Room 9A06
    31 Center Drive MSC 2560
    Bethesda, MD 20892-6600
    Phone: (301) 496-3583

    U.S. DOD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

    The Fiscal Year 2009 (FY09) Defense Appropriation Act (Public Law 110-329) provides research funding for the following programs managed by the Department of Defense office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP):

    • Breast Cancer Research Program $150 Million
    • Prostate Cancer Research Program $80 Million
    • Ovarian Cancer Research Program $20 Million
    • Neurofibromatosis Research Program $10 Million
    • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program $6 Million
    • Autism Research Program $8 Million
    • Gulf War Illness Research Program $8 Million
    • Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program $50 Million

    Research topics under the FY09 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Programs are restricted to: Alcoholism, Autoimmune Diseases, Blood Cancer, Childhood Asthma, Drug Abuse, Epilepsy, Kidney Cancer, Listeria Vaccine for infectious disease and cancer, Lupus, Mesothelioma, Molecular Signatures in Tumors, Neuroblastoma, Osteoporosis and related bone disease, Paget's Disease, Pediatric Cancer, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Social Work Research, Tinnitus, West Nile Virus Vaccine.

    Each announcement will be available for downloading from the Grants.gov website at http://www.grants.gov and the CDMRP website http://cdmrp.army.mil upon its release.

    Department of Veterans Affairs

    This is a site directed to Grants.gov. Please follow the link to opportunities posted by the Department of Veterans Affairs or any other grant opportunities listed.

    Bone Health Cosponsors

    Promotion & Research Act