Genetic Susceptibility & Variability of Human Structural Birth Defects (R01)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support innovative applications that will inform our understanding of structural birth defects through the use of animal models in conjunction with translational/clinical approaches.  Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of advances in genetics, biochemistry, molecular, and developmental biology to identify specific genetic, epigenetic, environmental, or gene/environment interactions associated with the susceptibility to and variability of structural birth defects in human populations.  Applicants funded through this FOA will join the NICHD Birth Defects Working Group and participate in annual meetings designed to provide a forum to discuss research progress, exchange ideas, share resources, and foster collaborations relevant to the goals of the NICHD's Birth Defects Initiative.  

Application Due Date(s):

  • June 5, 2017 (new) and July 5, 2017 (renewal, resubmission, revision); October 5, 2017 (new) and November 5, 2017 (renewal, resubmission, revision);
  • June 5, 2018 (new) and July 5, 2018 (renewal, resubmission, revision); October 5, 2018 (new) and November 5, 2018 (renewal, resubmission, revision);
  • June 5, 2019 (new) and July 5, 2019 (renewal, resubmission, revision); October 5, 2019 (new) and November 5, 2019 (renewal, resubmission, revision)

PAR-17-236 Expiration Date: November 6, 2019

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Amount Description

Budgets are limited to $499,999 Direct Costs per year.  Application budgets should reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.  

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

October 5, 2019