NHLBI Clinical Trial Pilot Studies (R34)

Application Due Date: 2013-01-07  |  Post Date: 2009-10-02  |  Funding Number: PAR-10-005

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Link to Full Announcement: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-005.html

Description: Purpose. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov) invites applications proposing pilot studies to obtain data that is critical for the design of robust clinical trials.This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) should be used to fill gaps in scientific knowledge necessary to develop a competitive full-scale clinical trial.Appropriate pilot studies might demonstrate feasibility of an intervention or an experimental design, estimate intervention parameters, or gather other data important for the design of a trial.Applicants who propose solely to write a protocol or manual of operations or to develop infrastructure for a clinical trial will not be considered appropriate for to this announcement.Applications must demonstrate that the proposed pilot studies are both necessary and sufficient to permit the design of the clinical trial.During the evaluation of applications in response to this FOA, the review group will also consider the significance and potential public health impact of the full-scale clinical trial that would be proposed following the R34 award period.The NHLBI anticipates that the R34 award period will yield more competitive investigator-initiated clinical trial grant applications and more robust and successful clinical trials that evaluate interventions for the treatment or prevention of heart, lung, blood, or sleep disorders. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the R34 grant mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. Awards issued under this FOA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: 450000
Award Ceiling: 225000
Award Floor: None
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: N
CFDA Number: 93.233, 93.837, 93.838, 93.839000000
Funding Instrument Type: G

Eligible Applicants:
State Governments
County Governments
City or Township Governments
Special district Governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally r
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other tha
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS,
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses