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NIH Funding Opportunities - Spring 2012


Sleep Research Society
Friday, May 18, 2012

Exploratory/Development Clinical Research Grants in Obesity (R21)
The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and several other components of the NIH have issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the development of obesity prevention programs. The FOA "Exploratory/Development Clinical Research Grants in Obesity (R21)" encourages grant applications from institutions that propose clinical studies that will accelerate the development of interventions for the prevention or treatment of overweight or obesity in adults and/or children. The open date for the funding opportunity is May 16.

Alcohol Abuse, Sleep Disorders and Circadian Rhythms (R01/R21)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), encourages Research Project Grant (R01) and Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21) applications proposing to conduct studies on the functional relationships between alcohol abuse, circadian rhythms and sleep disorders. Recent investigations in both humans and animal models have suggested possible connections between circadian processes and alcohol intake, with alcohol affecting the expression of 'clock' genes and polymorphisms in these genes influencing levels of ethanol intake.