Exploratory Centers for Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology

Posted 11/18/2020


The National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity titled “Exploratory Centers for Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology.”  More details about this funding opportunity are available at the above website.

Key Dates:

  • Letter of Intent Due Date:  February 18, 2021
  • Application Due Date: March 18, 2021  

A major goal of this program is to build interdisciplinary research teams. The program seeks innovative, high-risk–high-reward Research Projects that utilize integrative approaches to address questions relevant to benign genitourinary diseases or disorders bringing together investigators with complementary expertise. Studies involving human subjects or tissues and small, innovative, pilot and feasibility clinical studies are encouraged.

The following expertise must be included in the proposed Research Project:

  1. researchers new to the investigation of benign genitourinary diseases or disorders and clinical urology expertise. Additional expertise may also be included, as needed.
  2. In addition to the scientific Research Project, each Exploratory Center must include an Administrative Core with an Educational Enrichment Program.

As part of the NIDDK's efforts to expand and enhance benign urology research and the base of urologic researchers, the Exploratory Centers Program will work in partnership with the George M. O'Brien Urology Cooperative Research Centers Program (U54), the Urology Centers Program Interactions Core (U24), and the Multidisciplinary K12 Urologic Research (KURe and UroEpi) Career Development Programs.

Last Updated 11/18/2020