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High Impact, Interdisciplinary Science in NIDDK Research Areas (RC2 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of the High Impact, Interdisciplinary Science grants program is to support high impact ideas that may lay the foundation for new fields of investigation within the mission of NIDDK.The interdisciplinary approach encouraged by this FOA is envisioned to generate a community research resource for the broader community, which may include discovery-based or hypothesis-generating science.The interdisciplinary research team should be able to provide an integrative plan of working together to effectively address the complex challenge at hand.This program will support research projects that accelerate critical breakthroughs, early and applied research on cutting-edge technologies, and new approaches to improve the synergy and interactions among multi- and interdisciplinary research teams, including sharing of data and other resources to further advance research in this area. This FOA seeks novel approaches in areas that address specific knowledge gaps, scientific opportunities, new technologies, data generation, or research methods that will advance the area in significant ways designed to accelerate scientific progress in the understanding, treatment and prevention of diseases within the mission of NIDDK.

Funding Opportunity Details


Corinne M. Silva, Ph.D., Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases; Peter J. Perrin, Ph.D., Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition; Chris Mullins, Ph.D., Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases

Key Dates


Six weeks prior to the application due date

June 1, 2018; November 1, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.