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Health Research Funding Opportunities

July 14, 2000

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requests cooperative agreement proposals to support an intervention epidemiologic research study of HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the program is to evaluate how different levels of antiretroviral therapy affect HIV-1 infection. Eligible applicants include public and private nonprofit organizations, governments, universities, research institutions, hospitals, and Indian tribal organizations. A total of $400,000 is anticipated to fund two awards. Proposals are due by August 17, 2000. To view the complete RFP, visit: http://www.cdc.gov and click on “funding.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also seeks proposals for Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs) to advance the prevention, treatment and control of injuries through multidisciplinary approaches. Funding will be provided to applicants in regions that do not currently have ICRCs as well as applicants in regions with centers that must re-compete for funding. Eligible applicants include nonprofit and for-profit organizations, including hospitals, universities, research institutions, health departments, and small, minority or women-owned businesses in specific geographic regions of the country. Four awards will be funded with the average award totaling $905,000. Applications are due November 1, 2000. For more information, visit: http://www.cdc.gov and click on “funding.”

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces the availability of funds for food safety research. The specific areas of focus are: produce safety; egg safety; development of extraction procedures of foodborne viruses from foods to enhance detection; and food service, transportation, and consumer practices. Approximately $600,000 will be available to fund up to four cooperative agreements. Eligible applicants include public and private nonprofit organizations as well as for-profit entities. Proposals are due August 24, 2000. The complete solicitation is available in the July 10, 2000 issue of the Federal Register.

The Indian Health Service (IHS) seeks proposals to establish American Indian/ Alaska Native research centers in fiscal year 2001. The centers are designed to encourage research into diseases and conditions that affect Native Americans and to help develop a qualified pool of Native American scientists. Eligible applicants include federally recognized tribes, tribal consortia, and area/national nonprofit Indian health organizations that are sanctioned by tribal governments. Up to $1.5 million will be awarded to a maximum of five proposals. The program announcement and application guidelines are scheduled for release later this month. Applications are due December 12, 2000. For more information, contact William Freeman at (301) 443-0578.