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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) invites new or competing renewal applications for Cooperative Centers for Translational Research on Human Immunology and Biodefense (U19). The immediate objectives are to support basic and translational research on human immunological responses to NIAID Category A, B, or C Priority Pathogens, their toxins, or other emerging and re-emerging diseases and to create the stable, flexible, and centralized infrastructure needed to promote and coordinate multidisciplinary research in human immunology as it relates to defense against these agents. The following research areas are excluded:

  1. Clinical trials
  3. Behavioral research
  4. Epidemiological studies

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 pm on Friday, April 18, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to 3 pages and should include overviews of 1) anticipated research projects, 2) anticipated technology development projects, and 3) anticipated core activities, including at least the administrative and pilot projects cores.



The total project period may not exceed five years. Applicants may request no more than $2 million direct costs per year. Consortium or contractual facilities and administrative costs are not factored into this direct cost limit. Such costs may be requested in addition to the $2 million direct cost limit.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2008

Sponsor Deadlines:

An optional letter of intent is due June 18, 2008. Proposal deadline is July 18, 2008.

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This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in engineering, physical and life sciences. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at

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