The technology development
R01 funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) encourage evaluation of technological hypotheses without the pressure to additionally test unknown biological questions. Technologies might originate from biomedical disciplines or from engineering and the physical sciences. Examples include instruments, devices, processes, algorithms, software, chemicals, biomolecules, or cells that have potential value for generating new basic biomedical research. Applications that include untested biological hypotheses would not be funded with these FOAs.
R01 research project grants support technology development from concept, feasibility, and prototype, to demonstrations of biological utility. There are
3 critical stages of early technology development:
Technology R21 An Innovative Concept No Unpublished Data
Technology R01 Technology R&D No Untested Bio-Hypotheses
Parent R01 Parent R01 Technology and Biomed Hypotheses
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Proof of Concept and Value Exploratory Research/ Technology Feasibility
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Prototype Validation Iterative Technology R&D and Validation Studies
Biomedical Hypotheses Applied Technology R&D and Dissemination
mission of NIGMS includes technology development that enables future acquisition of knowledge about normal physiological processes that would not otherwise be supported by other NIH Institutes that have disease or organ-specific missions.
General research areas of interest include cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, biomedical technology, bioinformatics, and computational biology.
Whether a research topic is appropriate for NIGMS or another NIH Institute can be evaluated historically with
NIH RePORTER. The
RePORTER Matchmaker tool will match words in the proposal abstract and specific aims pages to key terms from funded grants, and measure the historical fit of the proposal to NIH funding Institutes and study sections. It is recommended that applicants contact program staff for the current fit for advancing NIGMS research. Applicants are encouraged to contact NIGMS program staff for eligibility, but final eligibility is determined from the full application after submission.
For more information about the technology development FOAs,
Paul Sammak, Ph.D.Program Director Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences National Institute of General Medical Sciences National Institutes of Health
Miles Fabian, Ph.D. Chief, Biochemistry and Bio-related Chemistry Branch Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry National Institute of General Medical Sciences
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