Research and Funding

Funding Opportunities

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Analyses to Determine Diagnostic Cut-Points for Older Adults with Low Muscle Mass or Strength (U01)

Funding Number: NOT-AG-14-019
Funding Type: NOT
Release Date: July 2, 2014
Expiration Date: January 1, 2020
Web Site:
Notice Intent Publish Funding Opportunity Announcement Analyses Determine Diagnostic Cut-Points Older Adults Low Muscle Mass Strength U01) Notice Number: NOT-AG-14-019 Key Dates Release Date: July 2, 2014 Estimated Publication Date Announcement: July 2014 First Estimated Application Due Date: November 2014 Earliest Estimated Award Date: June 2015 Earliest Estimated Start Date: July 2015 Related Announcements None Issued National Institute Aging NIA) Purpose National Institute Aging NIA) intends promote new initiative publishing Funding Opportunity Announcement FOA) solicit applications support analyses existing data data whose collection be completed within year the FOA publication date) older populations high prevalence mobility disability, low muscle mass low muscle strength. purpose to develop evaluate cut-points based analyses relations mobility disability muscle mass strength. analyses should extend expand upon cut-points low muscle mass low muscle strength related analyses published date. Notice being provided allow potential applicants sufficient time plan coordinate research collaborations resources.  FOA expected be published Summer 2014 an expected application due date Fall 2014. FOA utilize U01 activity code. Research Initiative Details Notice targets investigators experience expertise the following areas: studies the relations between low muscle mass, low muscle strength, function older adults; studies the relations between low muscle mass, weakness, other aging-related skeletal muscle dysfunctions mobility disability; geriatrics clinical-gerontology scientists practitioners); bone mineral research; biostatistics complex data of older adults' population chronic conditions/multimorbidity. Studies under FOA should clarify relations between muscle mass strength, impaired physical function, mobility disability, their implications setting diagnostic cut-points, through analyses data populations substantially individuals mobility disability have included previous analyses. Datasets multiple populations must contain information all the following: least objective measure muscle mass the same anatomic site(s) common all included studies; least direct measure muscle strength common included data sets; gait speed; self-reported mobility status populations older adults. Analyses relations other measures strength, muscle power, physical performance e.g., Short Physical Performance Battery), mobility disability encouraged. Consortia partnerships foreign investigators/organizations be allowed. APPLICATIONS NOT BEING SOLICITED THIS TIME. Inquiries Please direct inquiries to: Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D, National Institute Aging NIA) Telephone: 301-496-6762 Email: nbsp;