Release Date: October13, 2011
This Notice is to clarify the purpose and requirements and
update priority areas (http://nccam.nih.gov/grants/r34/priorities/)
for Funding Opportunity Announcement PAR-10-163, Preliminary Clinical Studies
in Preparation for Large Interventional Trials of Complementary and Alternative
Medicine (CAM) Therapies (R34) (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-163.html).
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) issued this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) with the goal of supporting clinical studies needed to define the appropriate patient population, optimize the intervention strategy, or identify the appropriate outcome measures. These issues are as important for complementary and alternative medicine as for any area of medical research.
This funding opportunity (PAR-10-163) is appropriate when there is a need for additional clinical studies to justify design aspects of a future larger clinical study.
Investigators interested in pursuing areas of research not included in the priority areas for this funding opportunity (http://nccam.nih.gov/grants/r34/priorities/) should consult the NCCAM website for other available funding opportunities (http://nccam.nih.gov/grants/).
Applicants are advised of the following:
· Applications need to provide a strong justification in the Research Strategy Section
that there is scientific evidence demonstrating the need for larger clinical studies. In addition, there must be a solid justification and rationale for the clinical study proposed in the application and why it is necessary before larger studies can be performed. There must be a clear description about how the findings of the proposed study will be useful in aiding the design of future investigations and planning for a larger clinical study.
Permission to Apply Requirement
All other aspects of this FOA remain unchanged.
Please direct all inquiries to:
Wendy Weber, ND, PhD, MPH.
Division of Extramural Research
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
6707 Democracy Blvd. Suite 401
Bethesda, MD 20892-5475 (use 20817 for private courier services)
Telephone: (301) 402-1272
Fax: (301) 480-1587