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  1. THE NIA INTERVENTIONS TESTING PROGRAM ANNOUNCES THE 2017 SOLICITATION OF PROPOSALS:

The NIA Interventions Testing Program (ITP) is soliciting proposals for compounds to enter the study in 2018.  The deadline for receipt of proposals is February 23, 2017.  Information on the NIA ITP and guidelines for proposal development are posted at: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/dab/interventions-testing-program-itp/interventions-testing-program-itp-application-form

Questions should be directed to Dr. Nancy Nadon (nadonn@nia.nih.gov).

  1. THE NIA INTERVENTIONS TESTING PROGRAM ANNOUNCES THE COLLABORATIVE INTERACTIONS PROGRAM:

The NIA Interventions Testing Program (ITP) Collaborative Interactions Program (CIP) was developed to enhance characterization of the compounds in testing by facilitating collaborations with investigators outside the ITP.  A repository of tissue from treated mice is available, as well as limited numbers of live mice. Information on the ITP CIP is posted at https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/dab/interventions-testing-program-itp/itp-collaborative-interactions-program-faqs. Questions should be directed to Dr. Nancy Nadon (nadonn@nia.nih.gov).

  1. NIH PA-16-066: ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT FOR RESEARCH ON SEX/GENDER INFLUENCES:

NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research highlighting the impact of sex/gender influences and/or sex and gender factors in human health and illness, including basic, preclinical, clinical and behavioral studies.

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-078.html.

  1. NIH PA-17-098: ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENTS FOR RESEARCH ON SEXUAL AND GENDER MINORITY (SGM) POPULATIONS (ADMIN SUPP):

The NIH Office of the Director announces the availability of administrative supplements to expand existing research to focus on Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) health. This trans-NIH effort, which involves multiple Institutes, Centers and Offices from across NIH, is intended to encourage investigation in this underrepresented, but growing, field of research. To increase our collective understanding of the broad range of the health needs of SGM populations, the supplement will focus on areas of specific research interest, including, but not limited to: studies on increased disease risk; mental, behavioral and social health; approaches to personalized medicine; access to care; reproductive and sexual development; neurological and cognitive development; and resilience.

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-098.html.

  1. NIH NOT-OD-17-026: NEW TO THE NIH GRANTS PROCESS? NIH ANNOUNCES 2017 NIH REGIONAL SEMINAR LOCATIONS IN NEW ORLEANS, LA AND BALTIMORE, MD:

If you are new to working with the NIH grants process, plan to attend one of our two annual NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration in 2017. Registration for both seminars will open in January and these seminars usually reach capacity weeks before the seminar date, so start planning now.

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-026.html.

  1. ”Geronic Factors” RFA AG 17-002: Frequently asked Questions.

There have been numerous inquiries about this RFA on heterochronic parabiosis, and the responses are collected in a FAQ sheet (links below). Questions may also be directed to Ron Kohanski (Ronald.Kohanski@nih.gov or 301-402-0836).

https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/dab

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-17-002.html