Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Aging Effects on Osteoimmunology (Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
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Release Date:
October 05, 2020
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement:
November 15, 2020
First Estimated Application Due Date:
June 01, 2021
Earliest Estimated Award Date:
March 1, 2022
Earliest Estimated Start Date:
March 1, 2022
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National Institute on Aging (NIA)


The National Institute on Aging intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for research in the field of osteoimmunology, which concerns the bidirectional interactions between bone and the immune system. Where appropriate, planning of collaborations is encouraged between investigators whose research emphasis is bone biology with those whose emphasis is immunology.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. 

The FOA is expected to be published around November 15, 2020 with an expected application due date around June 1, 2021.

This FOA will utilize the R01 activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

The goal of the upcoming initiative is to support research investigating age-related changes in immunology and bone cell interactions. Among the areas of research encouraged in this initiative are immunology research examining the mechanisms that underlie the effects on osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, as well as research designed to improve the translation of existing knowledge of strategies for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis

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Anticipated Eligible Organizations
County governments
Independent school districts
U.S. Territory or Possession
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized)
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entity (Foreign Organization)
Regional Organization
Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization (Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
Small Business

Applications are not being solicited at this time. 


Please direct all inquiries to:

John P. Williams, Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Rebecca Fuldner, Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

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