Purpose: The goal of this PA is to encourage development of a predictive science of infectious disease by applying the perspectives, theories, and methods from relevant scientific disciplines to important issues of disease emergence, prevention, and the consequences of treatment. Research projects involving interdisciplinary collaborations are an explicit goal of this PA. Approaches might include but are not limited to evolutionary biology, microbiology, population dynamics, chemistry, biochemistry, and computational biology. The focus is limited to the discovery of fundamental biological principles rather than to detailed knowledge or treatment of specific diseases.
Term/Amount: This PA will use the NIH research project grant (R01). Applicants will be solely responsible for planning, directing, and executing the proposed project. Supplements to existing NIH grants will also be considered. The total project period for an application submitted in response to this PA may not exceed 5 years. This PA uses just-in-time concepts. It also uses the modular as well as the nonmodular budgeting formats (see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/modular/modular.htm). Specifically, applicants submitting an application with direct costs in each year of $250,000 or less must use the modular format. Otherwise, follow the instructions for nonmodular research grant applications.
Contact: Signed, typewritten original of the application, including the checklist and five signed photocopies in one package, to: Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 1040, MSC 7710, Bethesda, MD 20892-7710 (use ZIP code 20817 for express/courier service). Applications must be prepared using the PHS 398 research grant application instructions and forms (Rev. 5/2001). The PHS 398 is available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html in an interactive format. For further assistance, contact GrantsInfo: telephone (301) 435-0714, email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov
Deadline: Applications submitted in response to this PA will be accepted at the standard application deadlines, which are available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/dates.htm. Application deadlines are also indicated in the PHS 398 application kit. This PA expires on July 2, 2005, unless it is reissued.