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EXPLORATORY/DEVELOPMENTAL ALCOHOL RESEARCH CENTERS (P20): RFA-AA-08-003

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Letter of intent receipt date: November 14, 2007

Application receipt date: December 14, 2007

The overall purpose of the NIAAA Alcohol Research Center program is to provide leadership in conducting and fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative research on a wide variety of topics relevant to the Institute's mission. These topics include but are not limited to the nature, etiology, genetics, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of alcohol use disorders and their biomedical, psychosocial, and economic consequences across the life span. Centers are also major contributors to the development of new research methods, technologies, and approaches that sustain innovative goal-directed research. This request for applications (RFA) uses the Exploratory/Developmental Alcohol Research Center (P20) mechanism to provide support for a group of researchers to create a cohesive, interdisciplinary team focused on a significant alcohol research theme and to assist them in establishing the necessary collaborations, facilities, and research projects to justify a subsequent application for a Specialized (P50) or a Comprehensive (P60) Alcohol Research Center. The total cumulative award for a P20 Alcohol Research Center is limited to $2,500,000 (direct plus indirect) over a 3-, 4-, or 5-year period, with no more than $1,000,000 and no less than $350,000 in total costs allowed in any single year. NIAAA anticipates funding four to seven new and/or competing continuation Center grants in response to this RFA and the three related RFAs: Resource Core Alcohol Research Centers (P30) (RFA-AA-08-004), Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50) (RFA-AA-08-005), and Comprehensive Alcohol Research Centers (P60) (RFA-AA-08-006). Awards issued under this RFA are contingent on the availability of funds and the receipt of sufficiently meritorious applications. Eligible institutions/organizations include public/state-controlled institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher …

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