ELSI Program Announcements Released

The NHGRI, along with several other participating NIH Institutes and Centers, has released updated R01, R03 and R21 ELSI Research Program Announcements. These announcements invite applications that propose to study the ethical legal and social implications of human genome research. Examples of specific research topics of interest can be found on the ELSI Research Priorities website at: http://www.genome.gov/27543732. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact ELSI research staff prior to developing an application.

PA-14-276: Regular Research Program (R01)
Research Project Grant (R01) applications should propose well-integrated studies using either single or mixed methods. Proposed methods may include, but are not limited to, data-generating qualitative or quantitative approaches, legal, economic or normative analyses, or other analytical or conceptual research methodologies. The R01 grant provides up to five years of funding, though the majority of grants will be funded for no more than three years.

PA-14-277: Small Research Grant Program (R03)
Small Research Grant (R03) applications should propose small, self-contained research projects, such as those that involve single investigators. Of particular interest are projects that propose normative or conceptual analyses, including focused legal, economic, philosophical, anthropological, or historical analyses of new or emerging issues. The R03 grant provides a total of up to $50,000 in direct costs per year for two years.

PA-14-278: Exploratory/Developmental Research Program (R21)
Exploratory/Developmental Research Program Grant (R21) applications should propose exploratory or developmental studies that break new ground or extend previous discoveries in new directions. Of particular interest are studies that explore the implications of new or emerging genomic technologies or novel uses of genomic information. Often these applications will generate pilot data in preparation for a larger study. The R21 grant provides a total of up to $275,000 in direct costs over two years, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs in a single year.