Research and Funding

Funding Opportunities

Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG) [R21]

Funding Number: PA-10-010
Funding Type: PA
Release Date: October 14, 2009
Expiration Date: January 8, 2013
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Purpose. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to encourage innovation and high risk/impact bioengineering research in new areas. While minimal or no preliminary data are expected to be described in the application, applications should clearly indicate the significance of the proposed work and that the proposed research and/or development is scientifically sound, that the qualifications of the investigators are appropriate, and that resources available to the investigators are adequate. An EBRG application may propose hypothesis-driven, discovery-driven, developmental, or design-directed research. The research proposed under this program can explore approaches and concepts new to a particular substantive area; research and development of new technologies, techniques or methods; or initial research and development of data upon which significant future research may be built. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant mechanism and runs in parallel with a FOA of similar scientific scope, PA-10-009 Bioengineering Research Grants, and PAR-07-352, Bioengineering Research Partnerships. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary.