The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) solicits grant applications from institutions/organizations to participate in a new NHLBI program on Functional Modeling of Pediatric Upper Airway Disorders. The objective is to identify the biological and structural components limiting airflow in congenital or acquired disorders of the pediatric upper airway (infant to adolescent). This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will utilize the R01 grant mechanism. The earliest date an application may be submitted to is Dec. 12, 2009; the application due date is Jan. 12, 2010. Get complete details on the NIH Web site. 

The NHLBI also invites applications proposing pilot studies to obtain data that is critical for the design of robust clinical trials. This FOA should be used to fill gaps in scientific knowledge necessary to develop a competitive full-scale clinical trial. Appropriate pilot studies might demonstrate feasibility of an intervention or an experimental design, estimate intervention parameters, or gather other data important for the design of a trial. This FOA will utilize the R34 grant mechanism, and standard application dates apply. The earliest date an application may be submitted to is Jan. 16, 2010. Get complete details on the NIH Web site.