Research and Funding

Funding Opportunities

Solid Organ Transplantation: Older Donors and Recipients (R21)

Funding Number: PA-13-038
Funding Type: PA
Release Date: December 6, 2012
Expiration Date: January 8, 2016
Web Site: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-038.html
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institutes of Health, invites applications that propose basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological and outcomes research on solid organ transplant (SOT) in older persons. Research may focus on, but is not limited to 1) appropriate selection of older SOT donors and recipients; 2) improved management of older SOT recipients; 3) immunology and immunosuppression pertaining to older SOT patients; and 4) healthcare disparities, utilization and costs of SOT in older patients. Research supported by this initiative is expected to enhance knowledge of immunobiology in aging and transplantation, and to provide evidence-based guidance to improve access to transplantation, organ allocation and utilization, graft survival, and short- and long-term outcomes of SOT in older persons.