Hello NIF/SciCrunch Community!

The SPARC Program will be hosting an Informational Webinar about its three FOA’s on March 24, from 12 – 1 PM. Please read below for more information.

“Dear Colleague,

The NIH Common Fund Program on Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) currently has three funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) receiving applications. We are hosting an Informational Webinar on March 24, 2016 from 12pm-1pm which is open to all. Please click on the image below for more information.

Component 1: Anatomical and Functional Mapping of the Innervation of Major Internal Organs – now in Phase 1

(RFA-RM-15-003) Pre-application: Comprehensive Functional Mapping of Neuroanatomy and Neurobiology of Organs (OT1) – due every other month,Next due date is May 16, 2016

Component 2: Next Generation Tools and Technologies – now in Phase 2

(RFA-RM-16-002) Pre-application: Technologies to Understand the Control of Organ Function by the Peripheral Nervous System (OT1) – Due May 16, 2016

Component 3: Use of Existing Market-Approved Technology for New Market Indications – now in Phase 1, visit the New Market Indications – Device Portal for information about the device(s) and support provided by SPARC’s industry partners

(RFA-RM-16-009) Pre-clinical Development of Existing Market-approved Devices to Support New Market Indications (U18) – Due May 2, 2016
Please contact NIH-CF_SPARC@mail.nih.gov if you have any questions regarding this webinar. In addition, please feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues.

NIH Common Fund SPARC Program staff”