Research Funding

On Other Sites: The NIH Common Fund

NHGRI Participation in the NIH Common Fund

NIH Common Fund LogoThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund is a series of far-reaching, trans-institute initiatives designed to transform the nation's medical research capabilities and speed the movement of research discoveries from the bench to the bedside.

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is contributing to the development and implementation of numerous Common Fund initiatives, primarily in the area of New Pathways to Discovery. This NIH Common Fund theme addresses the need to advance our understanding of the daunting complexity of biological systems.

To fully capitalize on the recent completion of the human genome sequence and many recent discoveries in molecular and cell biology, the research community needs wide access to technologies, databases and other scientific resources that are more sensitive, more robust and more easily adaptable to researchers' individual needs.

Among the resources to be established are:
  • Libraries of chemical molecules that may provide probes of biological networks.
  • Imaging probes for molecular and cellular events.
  • Improved computational infrastructure for biomedical research.
  • Nanotechnology devices capable of viewing and interacting with basic life processes.
  • Potential targets for new therapies.
Additional information can be found at the following links and contacts:

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology [commonfund.nih.gov]

  • Funding Opportunities [commonfund.nih.gov]:
    Contact: Peter Good, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Division of Genome Sciences

Building Blocks, Biological Pathways and Networks [commonfund.nih.gov]
Initiative Co-chair: Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, NHGRI

  • Funding Opportunities [commonfund.nih.gov]:
    Contact: Adam Felsenfeld, Ph.D., Program Director, The NHGRI Sequencing Program

Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) Resource

  • Initiative Co-chair: Mark Guyer, Ph.D., Deputy Director, NHGRI
    Contacts: Jeffery Struewing, M.D., M.S., Epidemiologist, Division of Genomic Medicine; Gary Temple, M.D., Program Director, Division of Genomic Medicine
     
  • Funding Opportunities: (Coming Soon)
    Contacts: Jeffery Struewing, M.D., M.S., Epidemiologist, Division of Genomic Medicine; Gary Temple, M.D., Program Director, Division of Genomic Medicine

High-Risk Research [commonfund.nih.gov]

  • Funding Opportunities [commonfund.nih.gov]:
    Contact: Bettie Graham, Ph.D., Director, Division of Extramural Operations
     

NIH Director's Pioneer Award

Human Microbiome Project [commonfund.nih.gov]
Initiative Co-chair and Contact: Jane Peterson, Ph.D., Associate Director, Division of Extramural Operations

  • Funding Opportunities [commonfund.nih.gov]:
    Contact: Jane Peterson, Ph.D., Senior Advisior to the NHGRI Office of the Director

Interdisciplinary Research [commonfund.nih.gov]
Innovations in Interdisciplinary Technology and Methods Group

  • Funded Research [commonfund.nih.gov]:
    Contact: Bettie Graham, Ph.D., Director, Division of Extramural Operations
     

 

Molecular Libraries and Imaging [commonfund.nih.gov]
Initiative Co-chair: Mark Guyer, Ph.D., Deputy Director, NHGRI
Contact: Carson Loomis, Ph.D., Program Director, Molecular Libraries

  • Funding Opportunities [commonfund.nih.gov]:
    Contact: Carson Loomis, Ph.D., Program Director, Molecular Libraries

Nanomedicine [commonfund.nih.gov]
Co-chair and Contact: Jeffery Schloss, Ph.D., Director, Division of Genomic Sciences

Structural Biology [commonfund.nih.gov]

  • Funding Opportunities [commonfund.nih.gov]:
    Contact: Adam Felsenfeld, Ph.D., Program Director, The NHGRI Sequencing Program

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Last Updated: October 18, 2012