Research and Funding

Funding Opportunities

Development of Tools to Study the Synaptome (R21)

Funding Number: RFA-MH-12-140
Funding Type: RFA
Release Date: January 27, 2012
Expiration Date: April 17, 2012
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This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institutes of Health, encourages applications that will develop novel technologies and/or tools to facilitate the study of genes and proteins at the synapse on a large scale. Being able to characterize the synaptome in the context of hundreds of genes/proteins would be a major advance for basic and translational research. The technologies/tools created would be expected to affect the fields of neurology, psychiatry, and neuroscience by enriching existing resources as well as those in development. The new tools should enable discovery science related to the synapse by providing for substantially greater sensitivity, selectivity, spatiotemporal resolution and markedly decreased costs compared to currently available technologies.