The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) solicits three-year Clinical Trials Planning Grant Cooperative Agreement (U34) applications for pilot studies evaluating the reduction of cardiovascular disease risk through the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) using positive airway pressure (PAP). Proposals must aim to 1) "inform" the feasibility of long-term PAP treatment of OSA in patients at risk of CVD, and 2) provide data regarding the effects of PAP on surrogate markers of cardiovascular disease risk. The application due date is Jan. 21, 2010. Read the complete funding opportunity announcement on the NIH Web site.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) solicits applications for the centers for Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) in nutrition, physical activity, energy balance, obesity, and cancer. Special focus on children, groups at high risk for obesity, and cancer survivors is encouraged. This program might be of potential interest to sleep and circadian researchers as part of transdisciplinary cancer research teams planning to submit applications. Sleep and/or circadian factors may modify domains of interest to the TREC program. The application due date is Feb. 26, 2010. Read the complete funding opportunity announcement on the NIH Web site.