NIH Funding Available: Asthma Management in Older Adults

(August 12, 2011)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) from the National Institutes of Health encourages Small Research Grant (R03) applications that propose to study the pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and/or management of asthma in older adults.  Much of what is known about asthma in adults is based on studies in younger adult populations; however, the mechanisms underlying asthma in some older adults may differ, which may impact on diagnostic, treatment, and prevention strategies. This FOA is intended to stimulate research to address knowledge gaps and research opportunities in asthma in later life. A variety of study approaches are encouraged with this FOA including basic, translational, clinical, and epidemiological studies. Different types of projects may be supported by this mechanism, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. The R03 is intended to support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. Budgets for direct costs of up to $50,000 per year and a project duration of up to two years may be requested for a maximum of $100,000 direct costs over a two-year project period. 

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