NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY GRANT APPLICATIONS Release Date: January 20, 2000 NOTICE: OD-00-016 National Institutes of Health Nanotechnology is emerging as a new field enabling the creation and application of materials, devices, and systems at atomic and molecular levels and the exploitation of novel properties that emerge at the nanometer scale. Many areas of biomedicine are expected to benefit from nanotechnology including sensors for use in the laboratory, the clinic, and within the human body, new formulations and routes for drug delivery, and biocompatible, high-performance materials for use in implants. Examples of potential uses of nanotechnology in biomedicine include the early detection and treatment of disease and the development of smart , rejection-resistant implants that will respond appropriately as the body’s needs change. The NIH Bioengineering Consortium ( with this notice encourages applications for research in the general areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology as related to 1) the development of new research tools for elucidating biological principles essential for the design and implementation of nanostructured materials for use in biomedicine, and 2) the transfer of nanotechnology advances in other fields of science and engineering to develop new ways to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disorders. Existing NIH solicitations affording opportunities for funding nanotechnology and nanoscience research related to biomedicine are listed below: Bioengineering Research Grants (PAR-99-009) Bioengineering Research Partnerships (PA-01-024) SBIR Bioengineering Nanotechnology Initiative (PA-00-018) Innovative Approaches To Developing New Technologies (PAR-98-047) Small Business Innovation Research Advanced Technology: NIAID (SBIR-AT- NIAID) (PAR-98-073) Innovative Technologies for the Molecular Analysis of Cancer: Phased Innovation Award (PAR-99-100) Innovative Technologies for the Molecular Analysis of Cancer: SBIR/STTR Initiative (PAR-99-101) Novel Technologies for Noninvasive Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Cancer (BAA N01-CO-07013-32) It is not necessary for applicants to wait for specific program solicitations. The NIH accepts grant applications for research projects that are relevant to its mission. Grant application forms can be obtained from your organization’s office of sponsored projects or at For information, contact Jeffery Schloss, Ph.D., Division of Extramural Research, National Human Genome Research Institute, Building 31, Room B2B07, MSC 2033, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2033, Phone: 301-435-5538, Fax: 301-480-2770, e-mail:

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