Notice of NICHD's Interest in Supporting Research on Contraception, Long-Term Outcomes of Assisted Reproductive Technologies, and Intrauterine Assessment of Placental and Fetal Function

Notice Number: NOT-HD-14-020

Key Dates
Release Date: June 10, 2014

Related Announcements
PA-13-302
PA-13-304
PA-13-303
PA-13-313

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

Purpose

In December 2012, the NICHD released the Scientific Vision: The Next Decade, a statement reflecting the culmination of a collaborative process that began in 2011 to identify the most promising scientific opportunities for the Institute and the research community to pursue over the next decade. The Vision aims to challenge the NICHD, its many partners, and the broader scientific community to ask and answer the truly difficult scientific questions that show promise of improving the health of all children, women, and families in the decades ahead. For details about the Vision and the research agenda it defines, visit the NICHD Scientific Vision webpage.

From the Vision, NICHD has identified three priority areas on which the Institute will focus its initial efforts in implementing this Vision. These are:

  • Contraception: research on contraceptive development and use

  • Long term implications of assisted reproductive technologies (ART): investigating long-term health and developmental outcomes for mothers and offspring conceived with ART

  • Intrauterine assessment of placental and fetal function: development of new or improved methods to assess placental and fetal health in utero

Through this Notice, the NICHD announces that eligible applicant institutions and applicants are welcome to submit applications to the NIH Parent Program Announcements PA-13-302 (Parent R01), PA-13-304 (Parent R03), PA-13-303 (Parent R21), and PA-13-313 (Parent R15) that request support for research studies on contraception, long-term implications of ART, and intrauterine assessment of placental and fetal function. All requirements of the relevant Parent Announcement would need to be followed in any application (and award) that proposes to develop and conduct a study on one of these three Vision topics.

The NICHD plans to set aside approximately $4 million per year to fund meritorious investigator-initiated applications which are submitted to Parent Announcements and are focused on these high priority Vision topics. NICHD will announce new Vision areas of emphasis in future years.

Scientific/Research Contacts

Contraception
Product development
Trent MacKay, MD, MPH
Contraceptive Discovery and Development Branch
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Email: mackayt@mail.nih.gov

Behavior/use
Rebecca L. Clark, PhD
Population Dynamics Branch
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Email: rclark@mail.nih.gov

Long term implications of assisted reproductive technologies (ART)
Louis DePaolo, PhD
Fertility and Infertility Branch
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Email: depaolol@mail.nih.gov

Intrauterine assessment of placental and fetal function
Tonse N. K. Raju, MD, DCH
Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Email: rajut@mail.nih.gov

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Eugene G. Hayunga, PhD
Office of Extramural Policy
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Email: ehayunga@mail.nih.gov

 

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