Notice Number: NOT-MH-19-043
Key DatesRelease Date: September 25, 2019
The NIMH and NIAAA intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for research on the development of PET and SPECT tracers for molecular targets (e.g., receptors, intracellular messengers, disease-related proteins) that are implicated in mental disorders and alcohol abuse as tools to study disease pathophysiology and/or for assessing target engagement of potential therapeutic candidates. The objective of this FOA is to stimulate research in the identification and development of PET and SPECT probes for disorders of primary interest to the NIMH or NIAAA.
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 in January 8, 2020 with an expected application due date in February 5, 2020 .
This FOA will utilize the R01 activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below.
Research Initiative Details
This FOA is intended to stimulate the development of radioligands for molecular targets (e.g., receptors, cell adhesion molecules, intracellular messengers, and disease related proteins) that are of broad interest to the scientific community. The widespread availability and use of these radioligands are expected to: 1) accelerate research on identifying and characterizing the neural circuits and pathways implicated in the pathophysiology of mental disorders and alcohol abuse, and 2) facilitate the identification of new therapeutic targets and the development of new compounds as potential therapeutic agents.
Some examples of areas of interest to this initiative may include, but are not limited to:
This FOA is not intended to support applications or research projects that propose human studies.
Estimated Total Funding TBD
Expected Number of Awards 5
Estimated Award Ceiling TBD
Primary CFDA Numbers 93.242, 93.273
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)
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization (Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized)
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entity (Foreign Organization)
Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
Please direct all inquiries to:
Enrique Michelotti, PhD
301- 443- 5415