Grant opportunity: Novel Assays for Screening the Effects of Chemical Toxicants

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Grant opportunity: Novel Assays for Screening the Effects of Chemical Toxicants

Author: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS

Two NIH/NIEHS funding opportunity announcements request applications from small business concerns (SBCs) “to develop medium- to high-throughput assays to evaluate the effects of toxicants on pluripotent or induced pluripotent cells with respect to cell differentiation and the resulting differentiated cell populations. The ability to incorporate genetic diversity in these assays would be useful. These assays will provide information on mechanisms of chemically-induced biological activity, help to prioritize chemicals for more extensive toxicological evaluation, support more predictive models of in vivo biological response, and potentially inform on the role of genetic diversity in toxicological effects.”

Announcement posted November 24, 2014
Letter of intent due January 13, 2015
Application due February 13, 2015

For more information:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-15-005.html (Phase 1, only)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-15-006.html (Phase 1, Phase 2, and fast-track)