Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NIAID Consortium of Food Allergy Research (CoFAR) and CoFAR Statistical and Clinical Coordinating Center (CoFAR SACCC)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Consortium of Food Allergy Research (CoFAR) and CoFAR Statistical and Clinical Coordinating Center (CoFAR SACCC) (U19 and U01) solicits grant applications for the continuation and expansion of the Consortium of Food Allergy Research (CoFAR). The consortium will consist of a collaborative clinical research program to develop new approaches to treat and prevent IgE-mediated food allergy, including food allergy-associated anaphylaxis and food allergy-associated eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease (EGID). Within the context of these disorders, the goals of the program are to (1) develop immune intervention strategies for prevention and treatment, (2) identify the mechanisms underlying the natural histories of these disorders, and (3) define the genetic components of these disorders. The consortium may consist of both collaborative multi-project as well as individual research projects. In addition this FOA will provide support for one Statistical and Clinical Coordinating Center (SACCC) to support the clinical research.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) the program to which you are applying (CoFAR U01 single project, CoFAR U19 multi-project, or CoFAR SACCC U01), and 2) a summary of the proposed project. If you plan to submit a U19 application, also provide a summary of the cores and how the projects will work synergistically.


NIAID and NIDDK expect to award through this announcement $4 million for one to four U19 and/or U01 CoFAR research program awards and $1.75 million for one U01 CoFAR SACCC award. An applicant may request a project period of up to 5 years.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, August 21, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

Optional letter of intent due October 9, 2009. Full proposals due by November 10, 2009


URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

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