Release Date: February 28, 2013
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have identified Smart and Connected Health as a program focus. In particular, the present initiative covers the need to develop the next generation of health and healthcare research through advances in the understanding of and applications in information science, technology, behavior, cognition, sensors, robotics, bioimaging, and engineering.
Description: The purpose of this interagency program solicitation is the development of next generation health and healthcare research through high-risk, high-reward advances in the understanding of and applications in information science, technology, behavior, cognition, sensors, robotics, bioimaging, and engineering. Collaboration between academic, industry, non-profit and other organizations is strongly encouraged to establish better linkages between fundamental science, clinical practice and technology development, deployment and use. This solicitation is aligned with the visions (e.g., PCAST, NRC, IOM) calling for major changes in health and wellbeing as well as healthcare delivery and is aimed at the fundamental research to enable the change. Realizing the promise of disruptive transformation in health and healthcare will require well-coordinated, multi-disciplinary approaches that draw from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences, engineering, medicine, biology, and computer and information sciences.
Two classes of applications will be considered in response to this solicitation:
Exploratory Projects: One or more investigators spanning 1 to 3 years and may receive NIH support up to $170,000 per year in direct costs.
Integrative Projects: Multi-disciplinary teams spanning 1 to 4 years and may receive NIH support from $170,001 and $370,000 direct costs per year.
For both types of projects, scientists from all disciplines are encouraged to participate.
Application submission is through the National Science Foundation. Following a jointly conducted initial peer review of these applications, likely NIH awardees applications will be forwarded for NIH processing.
Detailed information about this program can be obtained at http://obssr.od.nih.gov/scientific_areas/smartconnect_health.aspx
Potential applicants may send inquiries to NIH Program
Contacts as well as NSF Contacts named in the funding opportunity announcement (NSF-13-543).
Wendy J. Nilsen, Ph.D.
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
Office of the Director, NIH
Telephone: (301) 496-0979