Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications for Exploring Epigenomic Processes and Non-Coding RNAs in HIV/AIDS (R01, R21)

Notice Number: NOT-DA-09-010

Key Dates
Release Date:  July 31, 2009

Issued by
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), (


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) intends to issue a set of Requests for Applications (RFA) to solicit applications for research addressing the role of epigenomics in HIV infection and pathogenesis in combination with substance abuse.  The RFA will encourage a broad range of interdisciplinary research, using in vitro, animal and human approaches to address these interactions.  Studies may include 1) epigenomic regulation of HIV infection, 2) epigenomic processes associated with specific patterns of disease progression in individuals with a history of substance abuse, and 3) the effects of epigenomic changes associated with drug abuse on HIV infection and disease progression.  Proposed research must focus on HIV/AIDS, must have a significant epigenomic or non-coding regulatory RNA component, and must include a component related to drugs of abuse. Studies using samples from drug abusing populations or relevant in vivo or in vitro model systems would be appropriate. 

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

This RFA will utilize the R01 and R21 grant mechanisms. The RFA is expected to be published in September 2009 with an expected receipt date in December 2009.



For further information regarding this upcoming opportunity, please contact:

Diane M. Lawrence, Ph.D.
Associate Director, AIDS Research Program
National Institute on Drug Abuse
6001 Executive Blvd., Room 4224
Bethesda, MD 20892-9581
EXPRESS/COURIER:  Rockville, MD 20852
Telephone: (301) 594-3225

John Satterlee, Ph.D.
Program Director, Epigenetics, Model Organism Genetics, Functional Genomics
Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
National Institute on Drug Abuse 
6001 Executive Blvd., Room 4264
Bethesda, MD 20892-9555
EXPRESS/COURIER:  Rockville, MD 20852
Telephone: (301) 443-1887

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