Bringing In The Research Dollars! (BiRD)

Small Research Grants for Analyses of Data for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Data Resource (R03)


Deadline: Standard NIH Deadlines

Amount: The combined budget for direct costs for the two year project period may not exceed $200,000. A project duration of up to two years may be requested.

Purpose

The NIH Common Fund has established the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First) to develop a pediatric research data resource populated by genome sequence and phenotype data that will be of high value for the communities of investigators who study the genetics of childhood cancers and/or structural birth defects.  The overall goal of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Data Resource is to help researchers understand the underlying mechanisms of these conditions, leading to more refined diagnostic capabilities and ultimately more targeted therapies, as well as to develop an integrated pediatric research data resource by obtaining and aggregating genome sequence and phenotype data for as many relevant structural birth defects and pediatric cancer cohorts as possible and to advance research in this area through the broad sharing of these data with the research community.  This FOA is intended to promote meritorious small research projects focused on the development and analyses of childhood cancer and/or structural birth defects datasets that are part of the Kids First Data Resource or could be included in the Kids First Data Resource. Development of statistical methodology appropriate for analyzing genome-wide data relevant to childhood cancer and/or structural birth defects may also be proposed. 

Remarks

This FOA supports small research projects that involve analyses of genomic and phenotypic datasets that are part of the Kids First Data Resource or that could be added to the Data Resource. 

  • Investigators who have had samples sequenced through the Kids First program may apply to analyze these datasets. 
  • Applicants whose analyses focus on their own whole genome sequence data must be willing and able to deposit their datasets into the Kids First Data Resource if funded, so that these data are available to the pediatric research community.

(expires 9/8/19)

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-348.html