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Posted: 1/17/2024

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship Awards to Support Training in Research Related to Down Syndrome as Part of the INCLUDE Project

The NIH INvestigation of Co-occurring conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndromE (INCLUDE) Project seeks to improve health and quality-of-life for individuals with Down syndrome (DS). This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) announces NIH support for the professional development of trainees aiming to establish a career in DS-related research. By providing these scientists with training, resources, and mentorship, the NIH intends to support the career development of junior investigators in DS who will lead future research to improve the understanding of the biology of DS and support development of new treatments for health conditions experienced by those with DS. Investigators early in their careers (e.g., predoctoral candidates) as well as those with advanced degrees (e.g., PhD, MD) may benefit from mentorship from established investigators and professionals in the DS research community in basic science fields as well as clinical and translational arenas. 

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to support Fellowship Award applications that are focused on Down syndrome and that meet programmatic objectives for the INCLUDE Project.

The NIH is issuing this NOSI to expand the community of investigators conducting research related to DS by encouraging scientists and physicians early in their research careers to develop research projects related to co-occurring conditions associated with DS. Sharing of resources and effective communication of outputs to the broader communities are a high priority of the INCLUDE Project. Applicants responding to this NOSI are strongly encouraged to describe plans for rapid sharing of data and results as well as innovative data analytics approaches (see Goal 3, NIH Strategic Plan For Data Science). 

Deadlines: Apr. 8, Aug. 8, Dec. 8


Expiration Date: April 09, 2024