NINDS is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and on biological effects on the nervous system of its causative agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Research of interest must fall within NINDS’s scientific mission, which is to support basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience research to expand fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.
In order to rapidly improve our understanding of the neurological consequences of infection of SARS-CoV-2 and of COVID-19, NINDS is encouraging the submission of applications for supplements to address the biology, pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis, sequelae, or treatment of the 2019 Novel Coronovirus that are directly related to the NINDS mission.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) will accept supplements to NIAAA-supported projects that fall within the scope of the NOT-NS-20-051 and are relevant to the mission of the NIAAA. Specifically, NIAAA is interested in studies that integrate alcohol exposure in research topics outlined in the announcement to better understand, prevent, and mitigate some of the neurobiological consequences of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 in individuals who have Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD). NIAAA encourages these supplements to be collaborative in nature and include appropriate neurological expertise in the proposed projects.