NIH has requested that LE&RN assemble and deliver to NIH a list of lymphatic researchers who are willing to serve on NIH Study Sections. They have identified the following three Study Sections that review lymphatic grant proposals:
* Hypertension and Microcirculation (HM) Study Section reviews applications dealing with propulsion of lymph, lymphatic tone, and pathogenesis of lymphedema with more focus on functional studies; sometimes reviews applications about the lymphatic system in infection and inflammation depending on the outcome of research, namely whether focused on lymphatics or infection.
* Immunity and Host Defense (IHD) and Innate Immunity and Inflammation (III) Study Sections may review applications that address lymphatic role in infection.
* Cardiovascular Differentiation and Development (CDD) Study Section reviews applications involving lymphatic development, lymphangiogenesis, and lymphedema focusing on structure.
If you are willing to serve on one or more of the above-identified NIH Study Sections, please contact LE&RN at LERN@LymphaticNetwork.org with the following information:
* Study Section(s) on which you are willing to serve
* In 50 words or less, your qualifications for each Study Section selected
* Include CV
Investigators will not be able to review their own research or research on which they are collaborators. However, this will not prevent your research from being reviewed by the Study Section. Per NIH: If a researcher is on a Study Section and has an application, his or her application is reviewed by a special emphasis panel. This is a common practice that happens all the time. This should not be an obstacle to joining a Study Section.
OnPAR (Online Partnership to Accelerate Research) is a matchmaking platform where applicants and non-government funders come together. Leidos Health’s Life Sciences has partnered with NIH and other funding organizations to accelerate the biomedical research and development enterprise by matching high-scoring unfunded applications with private biomedical foundations and/or industries seeking to fund promising research via OnPAR (e.g., for NIH these would be applications within the 30th percentile but are beyond the funding cutoff).
OnPAR has member organizations and matches the unfunded applications with the funding organization. For more information, please visit https://onpar.leidosweb.com/.Learn More >