The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is accepting Research Project Grant (R01) applications (PAR-11-020) and Exploratory/Developmental Research Project (R21) applications (PAR-11-021) for the development of novel technologies to monitor health or deliver care in a real-time, accessible, effective, and minimally obtrusive way. One of the appropriate topics listed in the funding opportunity announcements is, “Devices to monitor and facilitate sleep health.” The next application due date for both grants is May 19, 2011.

The NIH’s National Library of Medicine (NLM) is offering G13 grants (PAR-11-084) for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other scholarly works of value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences. The scholarly work may be prepared for publication in print or non-print media, or both. An award for this funding opportunity is up to $50,000 per year in direct costs, for projects lasting one, two, or three years. NLM anticipates making up to five new awards each year. The application due dates are Feb. 23, 2011, and Feb. 23, 2012.

Stay up to date on sleep-related requests for applications (RFAs) and other National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiatives of potential interest to sleep and circadian researchers by subscribing to the NIH SLEEPRFA listserv.