NIH Seeks to Fund Research on Ethical Considerations Related to Biomedical Research
Today, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for administrative supplements to support research on bioethical issues to inform future policy directions. Consideration of ethical issues associated with biomedical research is intrinsic to the responsible conduct of science and the translation of scientific and technological advances into practice. The investment in, and the integration of, bioethics-related research and policy demonstrates NIH’s commitment to safeguarding the integrity of the research that it conducts and supports.
Applications will be accepted until March 20, 2020, and all organizations administering an eligible parent award may apply for a supplement under this announcement. Interested applicants may supplement parent awards focused on bioethics or add a component related to bioethics to a parent award in which bioethics was not the focus. Issues addressed are expected to fall within the scope of research and policy activities of the NIH but may be beyond the focus of any one Institute or Center. In addition to overarching areas of interest, individual Institutes and Centers have indicated specific areas of research interest within the announcement. Complete Information, including how to apply can be found here.
If you or any of your faculty are thinking of submitting a bioethics proposal to one of the NIH ICs, you are encouraged to reach out to the program officer listed at the above-linked site.
It is also available at the NIH OSP Website: https://osp.od.nih.gov/clinical-research/bioethics-research/.
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to support research to address ethical issues in translational science research. Collaboration between bioethicists, legal scholars, social scientists, and translational research scientists is encouraged. The focus is to develop knowledge to inform the ethical development, modification, or application of novel findings, technologies, and approaches to improve human health, including their impact on individuals, families, communities, and society.
Application Due Dates: February 6, 2020, October 6, 2020, and October 6, 2021