Rosemarie Hunziker


“Funding Opportunities at NIH:  what’s new at the zoo?”


Rosemarie Hunziker, PhD, is an independent Biomedical Research consultant. Her key competencies include: strategic positioning for research portfolios, grant writing assistance, outreach/presentation coaching, and biotechnology evaluation/proposal review, particularly in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.

Rosemarie was a federal scientist for three decades—including 15 years at NIH (Program Director at NIDCR and NIBIB), preceded by 4 years in Biotechnology and Tissue Engineering at the Advanced Technology Program (NIST). She had programmatic oversight of discovery and applied research grants. Dr. Hunziker brings a diverse background to this broad sphere of research, including experience in microbiology, immunogenetics and immunochemistry, developmental biology, animal husbandry, molecular biology, stem cell technologies, tissue engineering (most recently in the “tissue chips” and cell manufacturing programs) and regenerative medicine, biomaterials, and technology transfer. Rosemarie’s honors include four NIH Director’s awards and election to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).


Medical research can move at a rapid rate; the National Institutes of Health (NIH) tries to keep pace.  Staying on top of the latest trends, developments, and (more importantly) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) at NIH can be challenging.  This presentation will “teach a man to fish” rather that offering a list of current initiatives.  Topics covered will be: reviewing the NIH “sweet spot” for optimizing a submission, tips for using parent FOAs, tools for anticipating “what’s next?” and a reality check on types of work that gets supported.