This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote and support discovery and development of new chemical probes as research tools for use by the research community to advance the understanding of biological functions and disease mechanisms. The FOA will encourage partnership between assay submitters and a funded High Throughput Screening (HTS)/chemical probe discovery facility to conduct the joint research. Through this FOA, NIH wishes to stimulate research in 1) discovery and development of novel, small molecules for their potential use in studying disease treatment relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers, and 2) discovery and/or validation of novel, biological targets that will inform studies of disease mechanisms. Emphasis will be placed on assays that provide new insight into important disease targets and processes.
Investigators who are interested in seeking funds to support the HTS/chemical probe discovery facility are encouraged to apply under PAR-12-058, PAR-12-059, and PAR-12-060.
Investigators who seek to access the Center's resources at no-cost and no additional funding (e.g., those of NIH intramural labs, disease foundations, private industries, etc.) may apply under PAR-13-134 (X01).
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