Resource-Related Research Projects
NIDDK uses the R24 grant mechanism to support interdisciplinary research teams focused on innovative approaches to answer a single critically important research question or problem relevant to the mission of NIDDK. An R24 project is expected to support discovery or hypothesis-generating research or to develop unique resources or technologies that are needed to move a particular field forward.
Collectively, the team should bring together the necessary and appropriate expertise to answer one complex problem or challenge. Formation of the team of investigators should result in a greater contribution to meeting the challenge than would occur if each team member worked individually, and submission of a multi-PD/PI application is encouraged if it facilitates the team aspect of the approach. R24 grants can support basic, translational, or clinical science. Teams may also support integrated basic and clinical studies with the intent of accelerating translation of basic science to the clinic.
The NIDDK expects investigators forming collaborative teams to be funded and productive investigators who now wish to integrate their interests and efforts to facilitate a synergistic approach to the challenge not possible through other grant mechanisms. Support for resource development, generation, or utilization can be included to enhance the catalytic and transformative nature of the proposed studies. However, individual projects and cores are not allowed.
How to Apply
Applications are electronic (follow instructions in PAR-13-305). Consultation with NIDDK staff at least 3 months (and preferably 6 months) prior to the application due date is strongly encouraged.
Deadlines for Application
November 13, 2014; and November 17, 2015; by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
Information from the NIH Office of Extramural Research
The R24 at the NIDDK
The team science approach encouraged by the NIDDK R24 could be used to generate a research resource (as in an NIH-defined R24), but may also include discovery-based or hypothesis-generating approaches with the goal to advance the relevant area of biomedical research relevant to the mission of the NIDDK.
Guidelines for Applicants