Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women: Bladder Health (U01)

Notice Number: NOT-DK-14-017

Key Dates
Release Date: Release Date:  April 4, 2014
Estimated Publication Date of Announcement:  August 20, 2014     
First Estimated Application Due Date:  November 20, 2014 
Earliest Estimated Award Date:  June 2015 
Earliest Estimated Start Date:  July 2015

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Issued by
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)


The NIDDK intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to invite applications for research to acquire the knowledge for bladder health necessary to institute future programs to prevent Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) including of bladder infections, urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunctions and interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome in women and girls. It is anticipated that the research will be conducted to inform future efforts for secondary and primary prevention of LUTS.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential Data Coordinating and Clinical Center applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive grant applications.

The FOA is expected to be published in August 2014 with an expected application due date in November 2014.

This FOA will utilize the U01 activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

This Notice encourages investigators with expertise and insights into this area of prevention and clinical care for LUTS in women and girls to begin to consider applying for this new FOA.

Collaborative studies led by investigators with expertise in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, prevention, behavioral science, nursing, physical therapy, primary care of women and girls across their lifespan and pelvic medicine specialists (female urologists and urogynecologists) will be encouraged and should begin considering applying to this FOA.

Among the areas of research encouraged in this initiative are development of self-reported measures; population-based surveys; systematic literature reviews including meta-analysis; ancillary studies for prospective analysis and/or secondary analyses of landmark databases; pilot clinical trials; case controlled and prospective cohort studies to identify risk and protective factors for LUTS in women and girls.



Please direct all inquiries to:

Tamara Bavendam MD, MS
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)