Human Islet Research Network

non-NIH Announcements

dkNET Funding Opportunities


New Investigator Pilot Program in Bioinformatics

Contemporary biomedical research is increasingly dependent on high dimensional and high throughput technologies that generate vast amounts of complex data. Experimental approaches such as Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS), whole genome sequencing, epigenomic mapping, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics profiling, as well as an array of single cell high dimensional measures are increasingly being applied in NIDDK-relevant research. Extensive data and computational resources are also required to support modern image analysis and structural studies of proteins and chemical entities involved in biological processes. Accordingly, many NIDDK-supported research projects have already generated large datasets that are relevant to DEMD mission areas. Many of these datasets require complex analysis using sophisticated bioinformatics to reveal important characteristics related to disease incidence, onset, severity, and therapeutic responses. The ultimate goal of this pilot program is to increase the number of investigators that have the skill sets needed to apply modern computational approaches to important questions in DEMD research. 
Application due date: February 14, 2020
Award Amount: $150,000 direct costs

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Foundation Pilot Research Award

The AASLD Foundation Pilot Research Award supports highly innovative research ideas that have a clear potential to produce high-impact results, but that have little or no preliminary data to successfully compete for funding from other sources. This award is not intended to support ongoing research in the applicant’s laboratory, but rather support new ideas or approaches that have not previously been studied.

One Pilot Research Award per year will be reserved for the most meritorious PSC-related research. Broader project eligibility criteria will be used for the evaluation of the PSC-related applications.

Application due date: December 4, 2019 
Award Amount: $50,000