Pain & Aging Funding Opportunities

Ongoing Pain Related Funding

TRIPLL: Pilot Study Grant Program
Overview: The TRIPLL Pilot program provides funding for one year research projects. The program emphasizes on investigator development/mentorship and provides opportunities to build research across various disciplines, institutions and settings. Proposed projects should focus on: 1) Translating basic behavioral and social science research findings in the area of behavior change among older adults with pain, and 2) Developing innovative methods, tools, and strategies for translating research that can be extended beyond pain and behavior change to other common problems affecting older adults.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Cara Kenien at cak2017@med.cornell.edu

High Priority Research in Bioethical, Legal, and Societal Implications of Biomedical Research 

Investigators interested in developing applications for bioethics, legal, and societal implications research are strongly encouraged to discuss their ideas with specific IC contacts listed below prior to submission as ICs have varying levels of interest in high priority areas. Potential applicants should also discuss with specific IC contacts the most appropriate mechanism for their proposed project as all ICs do not utilize all parent FOAs listed above .Applicants should clearly state in the cover letter, Project Abstract, and Specific Aims sections of the grant application that they are responding to this particular NOT. The cover letter should also indicate the IC contact they consulted prior to submission. Applications responding to this NOT should be submitted on the regular application due dates and will be reviewed by NIH standing study sections.

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Rheumatology Research Foundation: Investigator Award

The purpose of the Investigator Award is to support basic science, translational and clinical investigators engaged in research relevant to rheumatic diseases for the period between the completion of post-doctoral fellowship training and establishment as an independent investigator.

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TRIPLL: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
This funding opportunity announcement encourages applications from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds that have inhibited their ability to pursue a career in health-related research. Behavioral and social scientists as well as clinical researchers with a medical background are encouraged to apply. Candidates must propose a project that relates to the research goals and objectives of TRIPLL’s parent grant, which is focused on the translation of behavior change science research to address the problem of later-life pain.

Please contact Cara Kenien at cak2017@med.cornell.edu if you’re interested or would like any further information.

2015 Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain

This funding announcement issued by American Pain Society encourages proposed research projects to be directed towards the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness. Eligible candidates will have completed their training and provided persuasive evidence of distinguished achievement or extraordinary promise in basic science research in pain. Candidates should be in the early stages of their career with an appointment at faculty level. The entire award is to be allocated to projects specifically chosen by the recipient.

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Pilot and Feasibility Clinical Research Grants in Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (R21)
“This FOA, issued by National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) of the National Institutes of Health, encourages exploratory/developmental clinical research related to the prevention or treatment of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, conditions, and/or injuries. The Pilot and Feasibility Clinical Research Grants Program is designed to allow initiation of exploratory, short-term clinical studies, so that new ideas may be investigated without stringent requirements for preliminary data. The short-term studies should focus on research questions that are likely to gather critical preliminary data in support of a future, planned clinical trial.  They can include testing new or prevention strategies, a new intervention, or unique combinations of therapies.  A high priority is the use of such studies to help stimulate the translation of promising research developments from the laboratory into clinical practice.”

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Mechanistic Studies of Pain and Alcohol Dependence (R01)
“This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications that propose to conduct mechanistic studies on the relationship between alcohol drinking, alcohol dependence and pain. An association between chronic pain conditions and alcohol dependence has been revealed in numerous studies with episodes of alcohol abuse antedating chronic pain in some people and alcohol dependence emerging after the onset of chronic pain in others. Pain transmission and alcohol’s reinforcing effects share overlapping neural substrates giving rise to the possibility that chronic pain states significantly affect alcohol use patterns and promote the development of dependence and addiction. In addition, long term alcohol intoxication and alcohol dependence induce pain symptoms and may exacerbate chronic pain arising from other sources. The objective of this FOA is to understand genetic, pharmacological and learning mechanisms underlying the association between the propensity to drink alcohol and pain responses.”

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Ongoing Aging Related Funding

 

Arthritis and Aging Research Grant
In a collaborative effort, the Arthritis National Research Foundation and the American Federation for Aging Research are seeking grant applications that focus on studying the underlying mechanisms of the aging process as it relates to arthritis.

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Biobehavioral and Technological Interventions to Attenuate Cognitive Decline in Individuals with Cognitive Impairement or Dementia (R21)
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to stimulate clinical research focused on biobehavioral or technological interventions to attenuate cognitive decline in individuals with dementia (such as Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or disease-or age-related cognitive decline. There is particular interest in interventions that can be implemented in community settings by the affected individual, informal caregivers, or others in the community.

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AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty
The major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research. AFAR supports research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging. Projects investigating age-related diseases and projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders are also encouraged, as long as these include connections to fundamental problems in the biology of aging.

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Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R21)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications focused on palliative care in geriatric populations. This FOA emphasizes studies in a variety of settings including ambulatory care, hospitals (and specific sites within hospitals including specialty wards, intensive care units and emergency departments), assisted living facilities, and short- and long-term care facilities. Types of studies may include observational, quasi-experimental, or interventional studies using primary data collection and/or secondary analyses.

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Mechanism Mediating Osteoarthritis in Aging
“This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) invites applications on research employing genetically defined and modified mouse models, other animal models such as dogs and monkeys or archived human joint tissues to explore the biological mechanisms underlying osteoarthritis.  Osteoarthritis is a significant problem in the elderly population, and a major contributor to mobility limitations that are endemic in this population and, therefore, is an important element in the research missions of NIA and NIAMS. Inflammatory processes are evident in advanced stages of osteoarthritis, and are likely to be major contributors to the chronic pain that is the most common symptom of the condition.
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National Science Foundation funding grant “General & Age-Related Disabilities Engineering (GARDE)
“The General & Age Related Disabilities Engineering (GARDE) program supports research that will lead to the development of new technologies, devices, or software for persons with disabilities.  Research may be supported that is directed to the characterization, restoration, and/or substitution of human functional ability or cognition, or to the interaction of persons with disabilities and their environment.  Areas of particular recent interest are disability-related research in neuroscience/neuroengineering and rehabilitation robotics.  Emphasis is placed on significant advancement of fundamental engineering and scientific knowledge and not on incremental improvements.  Proposals should advance discovery or innovation beyond the frontiers of current knowledge in disability-related research.  Applicants are encouraged to contact the Program Director Ted Conway at tconway@nsf.gov, or call (703) 292-7091, prior to submitting a proposal.”

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