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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Letters of Intent Receipt Date: February 26, 2008

Application Receipt Date: March 20, 2008

Earliest Anticipated Start Date: August 2008

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications from qualified investigators for the continuation and expansion of the Drug-induced Liver Injury Network. This network will consist of up to 8 clinical center sites and a single data coordinating center. The NIDDK intends to commit approximately $3,250,000 per year for the duration of the study. Contingent upon the number of meritorious applications, it is anticipated that the number of awards issued under this FOA will be for up to 8 Clinical Centers and 1 data Coordinating Center. Awards issued under this FOA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the mechanism numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.

This FOA will utilize the Cooperative Agreement (U01) grant mechanism. Eligible organizations include public or state-controlled institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education); nonprofit oganizations without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education); small businesses; for-profit organizations (other than small businesses); state governments; U.S. territories or possessions; Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized); …

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