Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

NSF-NIH Interagency Initiative: Smart and Connected Health

Posted: 4/9/2018 (Funding)

Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have identified Smart and Connected Health as a program focus. The purpose of this interagency program solicitation is the development of technologies, analytics and models supporting next generation health and medical research through high-risk, high-reward advances in computer and information science, engineering and technology, behavior, cognition, robotics and imaging. Collaborations between academic, industry, and other organizations are strongly encouraged to establish better linkages between fundamental science, medicine and healthcare practice and technology development, deployment and use. This solicitation is aligned with previous reports by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and others calling for new partnerships to facilitate major changes in health and medicine, as well as healthcare delivery and is aimed at the fundamental research to enable these changes. Realizing the promise of disruptive transformation in health, medicine and healthcare will require well-coordinated, multi-disciplinary approaches that draw from the computer and information sciences, engineering, social, behavioral, and economic sciences, medical and health research and biology.

The following will be considered in response to NSF’s solicitation NSF-18-541:

  • Integrative Projects: Multi-disciplinary teams spanning 2 to 4 years and may receive NIH support from $300,000 total costs per year.

Scientists and engineers from all disciplines are encouraged to participate.

Application submission is through the National Science Foundation via solicitation NSF-18-541. Following a jointly conducted initial peer review of these applications, likely NIH awardees applications will be forwarded for NIH processing. The general interests of the participating NIH Institute organizations are outlined here.

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Location: National Science Foundation - National Institutes of Health