NIH Seeks to Fund Research on Ethical Considerations Related to Biomedical Research
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for administrative supplements to support research on bioethical issues to inform future policy directions. Consideration of ethical issues associated with biomedical research is intrinsic to the responsible conduct of science and the translation of scientific and technological advances into practice. The investment in and the integration of bioethics-related research and policy demonstrates NIH’s commitment to safeguarding the integrity of the research that it conducts and supports.
Applications will be accepted until May 13, 2019, and all organizations administering an eligible parent award may apply for a supplement under this announcement. Interested applicants may supplement parent awards focused on bioethics or add a component related to bioethics to a parent award in which bioethics was not the focus. Issues addressed are expected to fall within the scope of research and policy activities of the NIH but may be beyond the focus of any one Institute or Center. In addition to overarching areas of interest, individual Institutes and Centers have indicated specific areas of research interest within the announcement. Complete Information, including how to apply can be found here.
For more background on this FOA, please see Dr. Carrie Wolinetz’ recent Under the Poliscope blog: Investing in Bioethics Research to Inform Science Policy
Questions about the FOA may be directed to the agency contacts.