Grants and Funding
International Neuroscience Fellowship (F05) (PAR-10-167)
Contacts and Specific Interests/Instructions
Release Date: April 13, 2010
Expiration Date: January 8, 2011

- NIH Institute or Center
- Scientific/Research Contact
- Financial or Grants Management Contact

Institute or Center Specific Information

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Scientific/Research Contact:

Wen G. Chen, PhD
Program Director
Sensory and Motor Disorders of Aging
Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience Branch
Division of Neuroscience
National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS
7201 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20892-9205
Telephone: 301-496-9350
FAX: 301-496-1494
E-mail: chenw@nia.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:

Janis Peterson, MPA
Senior Grants Management Specialist
National Institute on Aging/NIH
7201 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 2N212
Bethesda, MD  20892
FedEx/Express Mail:  zip 20814
Telephone:  301-402-7739
FAX:  301-402-3672
E-mail:  petersonja@nia.nih.gov

NIA Specific Information:

National Institute on Aging (NIA) supported fellowships under this FOA should be aimed at a better understanding of age-related normal and pathological changes in the structure and function of the nervous system and how such changes affect behavior, well-being, and health of the elderly. Expanding knowledge on the aging nervous system will allow improvement in the quality of life of older individuals. Changes in the brain that affect sensory, motor, sleep, cognitive, social, and emotional functioning have a profound influence on the quality of life of older individuals. Changes in brain functions are related to many age-related decrements that require institutional care. Decrements in functional capacity not only limit independence but also influence the attitudes of others toward the aging, affect the individual's self-image, and often determine the nature and quality of healthcare services. In addition, normal age-related neurological changes may impact functional capacity in social interaction, activities of daily living, health maintenance, and medical and economic decision making. Research training under this program could include basic and clinical studies of the nervous system, clinical trials of interventions of therapeutic modalities, epidemiological research to identify risk factors and to establish prevalence and incidence estimates of pathologic conditions, and research relevant to those geriatric problems arising from psychiatric and neurological disorders associated with aging as well as the further understanding of the normal aging brain. 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Scientific/Research Contact:

John A. Matochik, Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience & Behavior
 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
5635 Fishers Lane
Room 2048, MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD  20892-9304
Telephone: 301-451-7319
FAX:  301-443-1650
E-mail:  jmatochi@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:

Judy S. Fox
Grants Management Branch
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
5635 Fishers Lane, Room 3023, MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD 20892-1705
Telephone:  301-443-4705
FAX:  301-443-3891
E-mail:  jfox@mail.nih.gov

NIAAA Specific Information:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supported fellowships under this FOA are expected to focus on the neurobiological mechanisms, and behavioral and cognitive processes, related to the problems of alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence. Areas of research investigation can range across the lifespan, and include the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and the effects of alcohol during adolescence and adulthood. Basic, clinical, and translational research studies directed toward investigation of the effects of alcohol on the nervous system and behavior, including approaches using animal models, would be considered appropriate.

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Scientific/Research Contact:

Nancy L. Shinowara, Ph.D.
Program Director
Spinal Cord & Musculoskeletal Disorders & Assistive Devices
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
6100 Executive Blvd., RM 2A03  MSC7510
Bethesda, MD 20892-7510
Telephone: 301-402-2242
FAX: 301-402-0832;
E-mail: shinowan@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:

Bryan S. Clark, MBA
Chief Grants Management Officer 
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 
S6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 8A07, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD 20892-7510
Rockville, MD 20852 (for express/courier service; non-UPS service)
Telephone: 301-435-6975
FAX: 301-480-4783
E-mail: clarkb1@mail.nih.gov

NICHD Specific Information:

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) supported fellowships under this FOA may include basic, clinical and translational research with multidisciplinary approaches in the biomedical and behavioral neurosciences areas, particularly as they affect developing systems and rehabilitation.  Relevant neuroscience research areas include, but are not limited to:  developmental behavioral and cognitive neuroscience in human and animal models; neural bases of behavior, language, and treatment of learning disabilities;  regulation of early embryonic development of the central and peripheral nervous system, including mechanisms of normal and abnormal neural development;  biomedical and behavioral aspects of mental retardation and developmental disabilities, neuroendocrinological and nutritional influences on  brain development; neurotropic growth factors,  use of drugs for neuropharmacological and psychopharmacological treatment of pediatric patients, and of women during pregnancy; intrauterine neurotoxicity; neuroprotective agents; management of maternal neurologic disorders and their affects on pregnancy and infant outcomes, neuroendocrine control of reproduction, genetics of reproductive neuroendocrine diseases and disorders; neural basis of reproductive behavior, pathophysiology and management of chronically injured nervous, such as traumatic brain injury, stroke and spinal cord injury, repair and recovery of motor and cognitive function; functional plasticity, rehabilitative interventions and strategies for all ages, including motor training, behavioral modifications, pediatric critical care and rehabilitation; neuroengineering, and assistive technologies.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Scientific/Research Contact:

Lana Shekim, Ph.D.
Director, Voice & Speech Programs
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
6120 Executive Blvd, Suite 400-C
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone:  301-496-5061
FAX:  301-402-6251
E-mail:  shekiml@nidcd.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:

Christopher Myers
Chief, Grants Management Branch
Division of Extramural Activities
NIDCD, NIH
Executive Plaza South, Room 400B
6120 Executive Blvd., MSC 7180
Bethesda, MD  20892-7180  
(20852 for express mail)
Telephone:  301-435-0713
FAX:  301-451-5365
E-mail: myersc@mail.nih.gov 

NIDCD Specific Information:

National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) fellowships under this FOA are expected to focus on the neurobiological mechanisms, and behavioral and cognitive processes, that relate to the public health problem of communication disorders.  NIDCD fosters discovery and strives to reduce the burden of communication disorders through the support of research across the continuum of basic, epidemiologic, clinical/applied biomedical, social and behavioral health sciences.  Research within the institute’s scientific programs of hearing, balance/vestibular, taste, smell, voice, speech and language throughout the lifespan is encouraged.   Specific disorders of interest include, but are not limited to aphasia, dysarthria, spasmodic dysphonia, stuttering, autism, and anosmia/ageusia.  Research on hearing aids, cochlear implants, neural prostheses, Meniere’s disease, presbycusis, noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus is also of high programmatic interest.  All research appropriate to the mission of NIDCD, which is to reduce the burden of communication disorders, will be considered.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Scientific/Research Contact:

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.
Director
Division of Basic Neuroscience & Behavioral Research
National Institute on Drug Abuse
6001 Executive Boulevard,  Room 4282, MSC 9555
Bethesda, MD 20892-9555
Telephone: 301-443-1887
FAX: 301-594-6043
E-mail: dshurtle@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:

Pamela G. Fleming
Chief Grants Management Officer
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health
6101 Executive Blvd
Suite 270, MSC 8403
Bethesda, MD  20892-8403
OVERNIGHT DELIVERY ADDRESS:
6101 Executive Blvd., Suite 270
Rockville, MD  20852
Telephone:  301-443-6710
FAX:  301-594-6849
E-mail: pfleming@mail.nih.gov

NIDA Specific Information:

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) supported fellowships under this FOA are expected to focus on the neurobiological mechanisms, and behavioral and cognitive processes, that relate to the public health problem of drug abuse and addiction.  Research focusing on, but not limited to, the following areas is encouraged: (1) the transition to addiction (i.e., from controlled use to uncontrolled, compulsive use of drugs); (2) the consequences of drug abuse and addiction (e.g., drug-induced neuroadaptations, neurotoxicity, altered cognitive and behavioral processes,  developmental deficits); (3) the antecedents to drug addiction and relapse (e.g., genetics, stress, environmental precipitants); (4) the neurobiological bases of pain and its alleviation by opiates, other analgesics, adjunctive medications, and alternative therapies (e.g., acupuncture, virtual reality); and (5) the complex interrelationship among HIV/AIDS progression, transmission, and drug abuse. It is expected that the scientific understanding gained from neuroscience and behavioral research will be applicable to improving treatment and prevention of drug abuse and drug addiction.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Scientific/Research Contact:

Michael C. Humble, Ph.D.
Program Administrator
Cellular, Organs and Systems Pathobiology Branch
Division of Extramural Research and Training
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
530 Davis Drive
Keystone Building, Room 3019
P.O. Box 12233, Mail Drop K3-15
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Telephone:  919-316-4621
FAX:  919-541-5064
E-mail:  humble@niehs.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:

Michelle Victalino
Grants Management Specialist
Grants Management Branch
Division of Extramural Research and Training
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
P.O. Box 12233   Mail Drop K3-11
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
530 Davis Dr. Keystone Bldg., Room 3093
Telephone: 919-316-4666
Fax: 301-451-5334
E-mail: victalinom@od.nih.gov

NIEHS Specific Information:

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) supported fellowships under this FOA are expected to focus on the environmental health sciences and be appropriate to the mission of the NIEHS, which is to reduce the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental causes by understanding how environmental factors, individual genetic susceptibility and age (time or stage of development) interrelate in the disease process. Proposals should demonstrate a direct human health endpoint and address how an environmental exposure is, or might be, involved in a neurological or psychiatric disease process. Special interests include the effects of hazardous environmental agents on neurodevelopment, the role of the environment in cell death and neurodegeneration, and investigating gene-environment interactions by measuring the joint effects of genetic susceptibilities and environmental agents through epidemiological studies, animal models and in vitro cellular or molecular approaches. Examples of environmentally relevant factors/toxicants include industrial chemicals or manufacturing byproducts, metals, pesticides, herbicides, air pollutants, or biologically derived toxins. Agents considered not appropriate to the interests of the NIEHS include, but are not limited to: alcohol, chemotherapeutic agents, radiation which is not a result of an ambient environmental exposure, drugs of abuse, pharmaceuticals, and infectious or parasitic agents, except when these are disease co-factors to an environmental toxicant exposure to produce the biological effect.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Scientific/Research Contact:

Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
Nancy L Desmond, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-443-3107
Email: ndesmond@nih.gov

Adult Translational Research
Mark Chavez, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-443-8942
Email: mchavez1@mail.nih.gov

Developmental Translational Research
Michael Sesma, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-443-5944
Email:  msesma@mail.nih.gov

HIV/AIDS Neuroscience
David M. Stoff, Ph.D.
Phone:  301-443-4625
Email: dstoff@mail.nih.qov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:

Rita Sisco
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 6115, MSC 9605
Bethesda, MD 20892-9605
Telephone: 301-443-2805
E-mail: siscor@mail.nih.gov

NIMH Specific Information:

NIMH encourages applications for the International Neuroscience Fellowship (F05) in the following areas:

1) fundamental neuroscience research on cognitive, affective, social, and regulatory systems and their development in humans, non-human primates, and in other animals; fundamental neuroscience research on genetic, molecular, and cellular processing underlying function and plasticity of circuits relevant to emotional regulation, cognition, and mental disorders; and genetics research to identify, localize, and understand the function of genes and other genomic elements in brain that produce susceptibility to mental disorders;

2)  the neural basis of mental disorders; human and animal studies on the molecular, cellular, and systems level of brain function designed to elucidate the pathophysiology of mental disease and to translate these findings to clinical diagnosis, treatment, and prevention strategies;

3)  the developmental origins of mental disorders, neurobehavioral mechanisms responsible for the development of psychopathology, trajectories of risk/illness based on the combined and interactive influences of genetics, brain development, environment, and experience, and the translation of these for personalized preventive and treatment interventions;

4)  basic and clinical HIV neuroscience research related to HIV neuropathogenesis, host and HIV viral genetics, in vivo HIV neuroimaging/biomarker research methodologies and preclinical/clinical HIV therapeutics research.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact one of the NIMH staff listed above early in the preparation of an application to ensure that their applications are aligned with the mission of the NIMH and its Strategic Plan (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/strategic-planning-reports/index.shtml).

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Scientific/Research Contact:

Yuan Liu, Ph.D.
Chief
Office of International Activities
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
6001 Executive Blvd
Neuroscience Center, Room 2187
Bethesda, MD  20892-9523
Telephone: 301-496-0012
FAX: 301-402-1501
E-mail: liuyuan@ninds.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:

Yvonne Talley
Grants Management Specialist
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Neuroscience Center, Room 3252
6001 Executive Blvd
Bethesda, MD  20892-9537
Telephone: 301-496-7432
E-FAX: 301-451-5635
E-mail: talleyy@mail.nih.gov

NINDS Specific Information:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) supported fellowships under this FOA are expected to have high relevance to the mission of the Institute, particularly as it relates to brain and nervous system disorders in low-to middle-income countries. The NINDS aims to support collaborative training programs between U.S. neuroscience researchers and foreign investigators which focus on studies in the areas of ion channels, synapses and circuits, neural signaling and pathways, neural genetics and neural development, motor control, motor-sensory integration, brain repair and plasticity (including traumatic brain injury), cognition and behavior, and neurodegenerative and other neurological disorders. Specific disease areas of interest include, but are not limited to stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, neurological consequences of AIDS, muscular dystrophy, and autism. The NINDS encourages basic, translational and clinical research on the normal and diseased nervous system, clinical trials of interventions of therapeutic modalities, and epidemiological research to identify risk factors and to establish prevalence and incidence estimates of pathologic conditions.


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