FOA Title: 
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship Awards to Support Training in Research Related to Down Syndrome as Part of the INCLUDE Project
Grant Type: 
NOT-OD-20-020
Primary IC: 
NIH
Release Date: 
Dec 06 2019
Expiration Date: 
N/A
AC Source: 
N/A
Purpose: 
Notice Special Interest NOSI): Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award NRSA) Fellowship Awards Support Training Research Related Down Syndrome Part the INCLUDE Project Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-020 Key Dates Release Date: December 6, 2019 First Available Due Date: April 08, 2020 Expiration Date: January 08, 2022 Related Announcements NOT-OD-20-024 NOT-OD-20-023 NOT-OD-20-012 Notice Intent Publish Funding Opportunity Announcements Fiscal Year 2020 the INCLUDE INvestigation Co-occurring conditions across Lifespan Understand Down syndromE) Project PA-19-191 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award NRSA) Individual Fellowship Students Institutions NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs Parent F30) PA-19-192 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award NRSA) Individual Fellowship Students Institutions Without NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs Parent F30) PA-19-195 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Parent F31) PA-19-196 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Promote Diversity Health-Related Research Parent F31 - Diversity) PA-19-188 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship Parent F32) RFA-OD-20-004 RFA-OD-20-003 RFA-OD-20-005 RFA-OD-20-006 RFA-OD-20-007NOT-OD-20-025 NOT-OD-20-022 Issued Office The Director, National Institutes Health OD) National Cancer Institute NCI) National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute NHLBI) National Human Genome Research Institute NHGRI) National Institute Aging NIA) National Institute Allergy Infectious Diseases NIAID) National Institute Arthritis Musculoskeletal Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Child Health Human Development NICHD) National Institute Deafness Other Communication Disorders NIDCD) National Institute Dental Craniofacial Research NIDCR) National Institute Environmental Health Sciences NIEHS) National Institute Neurological Disorders Stroke NINDS) National Institute Nursing Research NINR) Purpose Background INvestigation Co-occurring conditions across Lifespan Understand Down syndromE INCLUDE) Project developed response Fiscal Year 2018 2019 Omnibus Appropriations Reports, encouraged NIH expand current efforts Down syndrome DS) common co-occurring conditions also seen the general population while increasing pipeline DS investigators. Information projects were funded in 2018 2019, well the INCLUDE Project Research Plan?, available the INCLUDE Project website. Individuals DS face significant changing health challenges have often excluded participation research could improve health outcomes quality life. population understudied even though DS the most common genetic cause intellectual developmental disabilities IDD) and, the past 25 years, average lifespan doubled 30 60 years. addition intellectual disability, DS associated an increased prevalence autism epilepsy. 75% individuals DS experience cognitive decline a syndrome resembles Alzheimer’s disease, with onset decade two earlier typical Alzheimer’s disease. Individuals DS also high rates hearing loss, eye abnormalities, congenital heart defects, sleep apnea, pulmonary hypertension, gastrointestinal malformations, thyroid disease, leukemia, other autoimmune immune dysregulation disorders including celiac disease. However, people DS infrequently develop solid tumors such breast prostate cancer. Despite multiple risk factors coronary artery disease high rates obesity, sleep apnea, type 1 diabetes, people DS rarely develop atherosclerosis have myocardial infarctions. Understanding unique combination risk resiliencies inform medical advances individuals DS for individuals do have DS who share co-occurring conditions. Research Objectives Notice Special Interest NOSI) announces NIH support the professional development trainees aiming establish career DS-related research. providing scientists training, resources, mentorship, NIH intends foster pipeline investigators DS other intellectual disabilities will lead future research improve understanding the biology DS support development new treatments health conditions experienced those DS. Investigators early their careers e.g., predoctoral candidates) well those advanced degrees e.g., PhD, MD) benefit mentorship established investigators professionals the DS research community basic science fields well clinical translational arenas. NIH issuing NOSI expand community investigators conducting research related DS encouraging scientists physicians early their research careers develop research projects related co-occurring conditions associated DS. Sharing resources effective communication outputs the broader communities a high priority the INCLUDE Project. Applicants responding this NOSI strongly encouraged describe plans rapid sharing data results well innovative data analytics approaches Goal 3, NIH Strategic Plan Data Science). list of Funding Priorities Institute Center for project available the INCLUDE website. Applications response this NOSI should aligned the overall INCLUDE Project Research Plan, consists three components: Component 1: Targeted, high risk-high reward, basic science studies areas highly relevant Down syndrome Component 2: Cohort Study connect existing resources expand inclusion individuals Down syndrome Component 3: Inclusive clinical trials research co-occurring conditions individuals Down syndrome Projects propose recruit subjects DS encouraged promote enrollment research subjects the DS patient registry supported NIH, DS-Connect®. other data biospecimens human genetic non-genetic studies, awardees encouraged use biorepositories designated INCLUDE staff meet requirements broad sharing. NIH resource describing Common Data Elements may helpful during planning phases a project considering ways optimize data collection order facilitate broad data sharing. Application Submission Information Notice applies due dates or after April 8, 2020 expires January 8, 2022. Applications response this NOSI must submitted using of following target funding opportunity Announcements FOAs) their reissued equivalents. Although all NIH components indicated above listed Participating Organizations all FOAs listed below, applications this special topic be accepted. PA-19-191 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award NRSA) Individual Fellowship Students Institutions NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs Parent F30) PA-19-192 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award NRSA) Individual Fellowship Students Institutions Without NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs Parent F30) PA-19-195 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Parent F31) PA-19-196 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Promote Diversity Health-Related Research Parent F31 - Diversity) PA-19-188 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship Parent F32) instructions the SF424 R&R) Application Guide and listed funding opportunity announcements must followed, the following addition: funding consideration, applicants must include NOT-OD-20-020 in Agency Routing Identifier field box 4b) the SF424 R&R form. Applications without information box 4b not considered this initiative. Applications nonresponsive terms this NOSI be be considered the NOSI initiative.   Inquiries Please direct inquiries the contacts Section VII the listed funding opportunity announcements the following additions/substitutions: list of contacts for participating NIH Institute Center available the INCLUDE website.