The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) encourages Research Project Grant (R01) and Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21) applications to study molecular and cellular mechanisms of tissue injury and repair associated with alcohol use in humans. Excessive alcohol consumption has the potential to adversely affect multiple organ systems including the liver, brain, heart, pancreas, lung, kidney, endocrine and immune systems, as well as bone and skeletal muscle. In addition, there is accumulating evidence that long term alcohol consumption is associated with reduced host capacity for recovery and repair following trauma. The mechanisms for these alcohol-induced effects on tissue injury and repair are currently not fully understood. NIAAA is especially interested in integrative research that elucidates alcohol’s effects on complex mechanisms of injury and repair that are either common or specific to each organ system. This FOA also encourages the study of alcohol’s effect on stem cells, embryonic development, and regeneration. Also encouraged are studies on molecular and cellular actions of moderate alcohol consumption. A better understanding of these underlying mechanisms may provide new avenues for developing more effective and novel approaches for prognosis, diagnosis, intervention, and treatment of alcohol-induced organ damage. Underrepresented groups encouraged to apply.
Research Project Grant (R01)
Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.
Due Date(s): 6/5/2017, 10/5/2017, 2/5/2018, 6/5/2018, 10/5/2018, 2/5/2019, 6/5/2019, 10/5/2019, 2/5/2020, 6/5/2020
Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21)
Amount: The combined budget for direct costs for the two year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.
Due Date(s): 6/16/2017, 10/16/2017, 2/16/2018, 6/16/2018, 10/16/2018, 2/16/2019, 6/16/2019, 10/16/2019, 2/16/2020, 6/16/2020