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TROPICAL MEDICINE RESEARCH CENTERS (P50): RFA-AI-06-006
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Letters of intent receipt date: June 21, 2006
Application receipt date: July 21, 2006
The NIAID invites applications for Tropical Medicine Research Centers (TMRC). Each Center must be located in a geographic area where at least one of the following diseases is endemic: leishmaniasis, Chagas' disease, and human African trypanosomiasis. The focus of the application should be on only one of these diseases. The total funding available for this program is $2.6 million per year for 5 years. It is anticipated that three to four awards will be made. The mechanism of support will be the Specialized Center grant (P50). The P50 supports multiproject grants in which all of the projects are interrelated to a common goal. The TMRC must have at least two interrelated research projects, one of which must be a clinical study. Clinical trials are not allowed. In addition, the TMRC must have an administrative core and a data management core. Only non-US organizations and institutions located in areas endemic for leishmaniasis, Chagas' disease, or human African trypanosomiasis are eligible to apply. Applications may be submitted by for-profit and not-for-profit organizations; public and private institutions, such as universities, colleges, hospitals, and laboratories; and government agencies in the endemic country. The TMRC must be located in a politically stable setting where there are no unusual safety or security threats. The country where the TMRC is being proposed should not have a history of protracted US State Department warnings. Eligible principal investigators include individuals with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research and to work with their institution to develop an application for support. The TMRC will be headed by a program director, who shall commit at least 40% effort to …
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