NIH Seeks Ideas for Future Roadmap Trans-NIH Strategic Initiatives


The NIH is requesting ideas from the scientific community, health professionals, patient advocates, and the general public on ways to: 1) address specific barriers to basic, translational or clinical research through development of novel tools, technologies, services, etc., and 2) fill specific knowledge gaps that impede research across a broad spectrum of health science. Innovative and cross-cutting initiatives, relative to multiple diseases, will be considered for funding through the NIH Common Fund. The collection of these ideas is the initial step in the process of identifying a new cohort of Common Fund/Roadmap programs for Fiscal Year 2011.

The Request for Information (RFI), announced April 22, 2008 in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, provides criteria for new trans-NIH strategic initiatives and elements of the response, such as project title, approach and length. Responses will be accepted through Friday, June 2, 2008 at

For descriptive information on the Roadmap initiatives go to: and for Roadmap funded research please visit: Additional information on this RFI may be found in the corresponding NIH Guide Notice.