NIH funding opportunity targets healthy habits in children and teens
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced two funding opportunities addressing Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents. The R01 research project grant (PA-14-177) and the R21 exploratory/developmental research grant (PA-14-176) focus on identifying mechanisms of influence and/or promoting positive sustainable health behavior in children and youth from birth to age 21. Targeted health behaviors may include developing healthy sleep patterns. Find complete details on the NIH website at www.grants.nih.gov.
Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol Research
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has announced a program accepting R01 (PA-14-190) / R21 (PA-14-188) / R03 (PA-14-189) applications to investigate the epidemiology of alcohol use, alcohol-related harms, alcohol use disorders and the prevention of underage drinking, alcohol-related harms, and alcohol use disorders.
Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32)
NIH is calling for graduate training in Big Data Science. The rapidly expanding market for actigraphic and other measures of sleep may present unique opportunities to the next generation of scientists.Sleep/circadian physician-scientists may wish to consider contacting institutional leaders in biomedical computation training to explore the possibility of including sleep and circadian faculty in potential applications. For more on this funding opportunity, see RFA-HG-14-004.