DOE Releases Funding Opportunity Announcement for Nuclear Medicine Research

February 12, 2014

On Thursday, February 6, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), released a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for targeted radiochemistry and associated technology development for integrated nuclear medicine research and training with human application. This FOA serves two important goals:

  1. Develop clinically relevant radionuclide imaging biomarkers to individualize and optimize medical care through new, improved diagnostic and theranostic approaches, and
  2. Enhancement of training opportunities of young scientists and clinicians in translational nuclear medicine.

The release of this FOA follow's President Obama's recent signing of the omnibus spending bill, which included $5 million for nuclear medicine research with human applications. Applications are due April 18, 2014 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.