Additional Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Improving Patient Adherence to Treatment and Prevention Regimens to Promote Health

NIH Adherence Network

This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is being issued by the NIH Adherence Network through the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) with participation from multiple NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices. This NOSI calls for research grant applications that address patient adherence to treatment and prevention regimens to promote health outcomes. Applications may address healthcare regimen initiation, implementation, and/or persistence by patients. Descriptive and intervention research may address adherence determinants at one or more levels of ecologic influence, including the patient, caregiver/family, provider, healthcare system, and community levels.

Specifically, NHLBI is interested in supporting research across the translational spectrum for the development and evaluation of interventions targeting adherence to behavioral or pharmacologic regimens for the prevention and management of heart, lung, blood, and sleep conditions in order reduce risk of disease or reduce morbidity and mortality. NHLBI is particularly interested in applications that a) focus on adherence as a strategy for reducing health disparities, b) integrate an understanding of the multi-level determinants of adherence across social and economic contextual factors, c) incorporate advances in behavioral science, mobile and connected health technology, and healthcare informatics, and/or d) focus on identifying and overcoming the barriers and facilitators of adherence to evidence-based guidelines by patients and practitioners.

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Mechanisms and Consequences of Sleep Disparities in the U.S. (R01 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)


The NHLBI has a funding opportunity open for projects that promote research to understand the underlying mechanisms of sleep deficiencies among U.S. populations that experience health disparities and how sleep deficiencies may lead to disparities in health outcomes.

Letter of Intent Due Dates: June 14, 2021; June 14, 2022
Application Due Dates: July 14, 2021; July 14, 2022

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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Sleep and Substance Use Disorders

National Institute on Drug Abuse

This notice informs potential applicants to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) about a special interest in research project applications focusing on the relationship between processes that regulate sleep/circadian rhythm and the risk, trajectory and treatment of substance use disorders. Identifying sleep/circadian mechanisms and determining the directionality of sleep and substance use disorder interactions addresses a knowledge gap and can present new opportunities for improved therapy and outcomes. Multi-disciplinary, multiple-investigator teams of researchers combining expertise in substance use disorders and mechanisms of sleep/circadian rhythms would be optimal in addressing these questions. This notice encourages studies of processes and mechanisms linking drugs of abuse and sleep/circadian rhythms.

This notice applies to due dates on or after June 5, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through September 8, 2022.

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NHLBI – Limited Competition: Small Grant Program for NHLBI K01/K08/K23 Recipients (R03 – Clinical Trial Optional)


The NHLBI is soliciting current or recently completed NHLBI K01, K08, and K23 awardees for grant support to expand their current research objectives or to branch out to a study that resulted from the research conducted under the K award. Active NHLBI K01, K08, and K23 awardees may apply for R03 support to run concurrently with the final two years of their K award. Recently completed NHLBI K01, K08, and K23 awardees are eligible to apply for the R03 if the earliest possible R03 start date falls within 2 years of their prior NHLBI K award Project Period end date. This program is intended to enhance the capability of NHLBI K01, K08, and K23 award recipients to conduct research as they complete their transition to fully independent investigator status.

The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. For current and previous K23 awardees, research proposed in the R03 application may or may not include patient-oriented research. The R03 is intended to support research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources and that provide preliminary data to support a subsequent R01, or equivalent, application.

Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days prior to the application due date
Application Due Dates:  June 8, 2021; October, 8, 2021

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Hypersomnia Foundation Research Award Program

Hypersomnia Foundation

The Hypersomnia Foundation is offering idiopathic hypersomnia research award funding to support medical students, physician residents and fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and other researchers. Awards of $1,000-$5,000, on average, will be made (along with honorable mentions). Awardees will be expected to produce a written summary of their findings at the conclusion of the funding period.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis to support various projects.

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Training Opportunities

Program to Increase Diversity in Behavioral Medicine & Sleep Disorders Research (PRIDE)

NYU Langone Medical Center

The PRIDE Summer Institute on Behavioral Medicine and Sleep Disorders Research is a research career advancing opportunity at NYU Langone Medical Center that is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and will be held from July 11-23, 2021. The BSM PRIDE Summer Institute will provide intensive didactic and mentored research training to underrepresented minority faculty (as defined by the NIH) and those with disability, who are engaged in behavioral medicine and sleep disorders research. The goal of this multidisciplinary training and mentoring program is to inspire mentees to conduct research by employing techniques at the forefront of their fields.

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Advanced Respiratory Research for Equity (AiRE)

The University of Arizona

The primary objective of the AiRE program is to provide advanced training in an interprofessional environment to qualified candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, who are committed to addressing lung disparities through impactful research from basic to the full translational continuum and implementation. AiRE mentees will receive all expenses paid training that facilitates successful team science career development, that includes two intensive summer institutes, a mid-year visit to Arizona in the winter, a 3-day spring workshop in Bethesda and monthly videoconferencing.

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Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP)

Hypersomnia Foundation

The Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP) provides intensive training in research relevant to specialty areas of pediatrics. The goal is to prepare entry-level faculty for research careers in academic pediatrics. Physicians presently in pediatric training programs who wish to train in basic, translational, clinical, or health services research with an established investigator/mentor are encouraged to apply. The PSDP provides two to three years of training for pediatricians with an MD, DO or MD/PhD degree who will devote themselves to academic careers with a strong research component.

The application submission deadline is March 10 of each year.

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Sleep Research Society 2021 Trainee Symposia Series

Sleep Research Society

The Trainee Symposia Series is intended to foster scientific investigation, professional education, and career development in sleep and circadian research as well as academic sleep medicine. The Trainee Symposia Series includes seminars on the science of sleep and circadian rhythms, career development, grant writing, leadership, mentorship opportunities, as well as social activities for trainees to foster a collegial atmosphere.

Registration for the Trainee Symposia is free but required. Conference lines for the virtual sessions will be provided in early May. Feel free to reach out to with any questions.

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