Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for the NIH Blueprint Training in Computational Neuroscience (T90/R90)
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Key Dates

Release Date:
October 20, 2021
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement:
January 04, 2022
First Estimated Application Due Date:
September 06, 2022
Earliest Estimated Award Date:
May 09, 2023
Earliest Estimated Start Date:
July 11, 2023
Related Announcements

RFA-DA-16-009 - NIH Blueprint Training in Computational Neuroscience: From Biology to Model and Back Again (T90/R90)

Issued by

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

All applications to this funding opportunity announcement should fall within the mission of the Institutes/Centers. The following NIH Offices may co-fund applications assigned to those Institutes/Centers.

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), with other NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Institutes and Centers (ICs), intends to reissue initiative RFA-DA-16-009. The program is designed to either establish new research training programs or to support the continuation of meritorious existing training programs in computational neuroscience and behavior and for undergraduate and predoctoral level students.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop responsive projects. The overall objectives of the program have not changed, however, minor changes to improve the clarity and focus of the previous announcement are expected.

The FOA is expected to be published in early 2022 with an expected application due date in Fall 2022.

Research Initiative Details

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will use the T90/R90 activity codes that include linked Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Research Training (T90) and non-NRSA Research Education (R90) programs. Both components will be referred to as the "training program."

Each application:

  • Must include a full-time undergraduate research training component that will combine coursework and hands-on laboratory research experience (R90);
  • Must include a full-time Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) institutional predoctoral training component (T90);
  • May include a full-time non-NRSA institutional predoctoral training component (R90); [Optional]
  • May include a short-term research education component (e.g., short course or workshop) that may include scientists at any stage of the career continuum as participants (R90).[Optional]


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Expected Number of Awards
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Anticipated Eligible Organizations
Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education
Private Institution of Higher Education
Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
Small Business
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
State Government
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
County governments
Independent school districts
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization (Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
U.S. Territory or Possession
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized)
Regional Organization

Applications are not being solicited at this time.


Please direct all inquiries to:

John Fedota, PhD

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

(301) 402-0812

James Gnadt, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Telephone: 301-496-9964

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