Deadline: 7 September 2019
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking applications from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Characterization of the Adolescent Reproductive Transition” to support outstanding research in the area of puberty and the trajectory of sexual development.
The objective of this initiative is to fill gaps in the knowledge of the transition period from childhood to adulthood, and to elucidate trajectories of progression towards adult reproductive function. Investigation of various aspects of adolescent health concurrently and over time, in the context of socioeconomic, geographic or cultural influences will inform understanding of adolescent health and disease.
- Application budgets are not to exceed $275,000 in direct costs for the entire duration of the grant.
- No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.
- Investigation of menstrual cycle characteristics such as bleeding, pain, menstrual irregularity during the peripubertal transition in relationship to development of future reproductive and gynecologic diseases and disorders to establish normal ranges across the age spectrum and across populations.
- Longitudinal assessment of gender-based norms of pubertal progression and sexual development in adolescent and young adults by age and trajectory in of various ethnic and racial groups and in different populations.
- Characterization of the pattern, timing, level and trajectory of reproductive biomarkers through the adolescent transition to adulthood from age 9-18, including normal ranges for different ethnic groups and age ranges in males and females.
- Accurate and precise characterization of normal and abnormal anatomic, morphologic and biochemical characteristics across adolescence with regard to age, ethnicity and race.
- Effects of lifestyle factors such as obesity, stress, sleep, environmental pollutants, smoking, drugs and alcohol on pubertal progression.
- Higher Education Institutions
- Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
- Private Institutions of Higher Education
- Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education
- Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
- Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
- For-Profit Organizations
- Small Businesses
- For-Profit Organizations (Other than Small Businesses)
- State Governments
- County Governments
- City or Township Governments
- Special District Governments
- Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized)
- Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)
- Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
- U.S. Territory or Possession
- Foreign Institutions
- Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply.
- Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply.
- Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must submit their applications electronically via given website.
For more information, please visit grants.gov.