Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund)
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit ideas on NIH-wide challenges and opportunities that may be of interest to the NIH Common Fund.
The Common Fund supports bold scientific programs that catalyze discovery across all biomedical and behavioral research. These programs bring together investigators and multiple NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) to collaborate on innovative research. Common Fund programs are expected to address high priority challenges for the NIH as a whole and make a broader impact in the scientific community. Many Common Fund programs are designed to produce specific deliverables, such as broadly useful datasets, tools, technologies, research methods, or fundamental scientific paradigms. These deliverables are expected to have exceptional impact on the way science is conducted, our understanding of human physiology or disease, or our ability to support human health.
Common Fund investments share the following characteristics:
The NIH requests ideas for biomedical and behavioral research challenges and opportunities that may be of interest to the Common Fund. These ideas may inform activities to advance areas of science relevant to these challenges/opportunities, including, but not limited to, scientific workshops, pilot initiatives, and/or future Common Fund programs.
NIH encourages idea submissions that may include, but are not limited to, the following:
NIH encourages concise ideas to facilitate the review process. Submissions should focus on broad concepts rather than detailed descriptions.
All responses must be submitted electronically on the submission website.
Responses must be received by 11:59:59 pm (ET) on August 11, 2023.
Responses to this RFI are voluntary and may be submitted anonymously. Please do not include any information you do not wish to be made public. Proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should not be included in your response. 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 websites, in reports, in summaries of the state of the science, in any possible resultant solicitations(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 is not a solicitation for applications or an obligation on the part of the Government to provide support for any ideas identified in response to it. Please note that the Government will not pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for use of that information.
Stephanie Courchesne, Ph.D.
Office of the Director (OD)