April 27, 2021
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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)
Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
This is a time-sensitive Request for Information (RFI) to solicit input regarding revisions to the NIH Sleep Research Plan. It is issued by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR), on behalf of the trans-NIH Sleep Research Coordinating Committee (SRCC).
The NCSDR and participating NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices are in the process of updating the NIH Sleep Disorders Research Plan, as required by the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 (42 USC Sec. 285b-7), which calls for the development of a comprehensive plan that identifies priorities with respect to sleep disorders research and the revision of the plan as appropriate. The last NIH Sleep Disorders Research Plan was published in 2011 and is currently undergoing revision. The Critical Opportunities and Strategic Goals described below have been informed by an iterative process that included input from the Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board (SDRAB), researchers, public participants attending SDRAB meetings, a designated session at the SLEEP 2017 meeting, and representatives of the trans-NIH Sleep Research Coordinating Committee and the previous RFI (see NOT-HL-16-312).
This RFI has been issued to seek input from the research community, stakeholders and interested members of the public. The information collected from this RFI will be used to refine the research plan. Specifically, the NIH request feedback on the following:
Critical Opportunities (CO)
If you are willing to do so, please indicate your primary affiliation/role from the categories listed below:
How to Submit a Response
All responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to the following webpage at https://rfi.grants.nih.gov/?s=607dc60e763e00005d005992 by May 31, 2021.
Responses to this RFI are voluntary. Proprietary, classified, confidential, trade secret, or sensitive information should not be included in your response. The responses will be reviewed by NIH staff, and individual feedback will not be provided to any responder. The Government will use the information submitted in response to this RFI at its discretion. The Government reserves the right to use any submitted information on public NIH websites, in reports, in summaries of the state of the science, in any possible resultant solicitation(s), grant(s), or cooperative agreement(s), or in the development of future funding opportunity announcements.
This RFI is for information and planning purposes only and shall not be construed as a solicitation, grant, or cooperative agreement, or as an obligation on the part of the Federal Government, the NIH, or individual NIH Institutes and Centers to provide support for any ideas identified in response to it. The Government will not pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for the Government’s use of such information. No basis for claims against the U.S. Government shall arise as a result of a response to this request for information or from the Government’s use of such information.
We look forward to your input and hope that you will share this RFI document with your colleagues.
Marishka K. Brown, Ph.D.
Director, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)/NIH