Thursday, September 15, 2016

New funding opportunities for T2D genetic research

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has released three new funding opportunities that aim to add to the growing body of data housed in the T2D Knowledge Portal. The new Request for Proposals (RFPs) solicit data on T2D related complications and individual level and whole exome sequencing data related to T2D.

FNIH awards will provide successful applicants with up to $200,000 per individual award for proposals to harmonize and transfer existing datasets and up to $500,000 per individual award for proposals that include the generation of new genotyping data. Awards will be made over two years and aim to enhance the NIH-funded T2D Knowledge Portal hosted by the Broad Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Responses to the FNIH Requests for Proposals are due by December 31, 2016. Details on the new funding opportunities can be found here