Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR) program takes a multidisciplinary approach that integrates clinical and field aspects with laboratory, molecular and genomic methods for malaria control and prevention. The objective is to create a group of research centers in malaria-endemic settings that will provide the necessary knowledge, tools, and evidence-based strategies to support intervention and control programs of government organizations and health care institutions. Data and findings generated by these Centers are expected to provide input critical to inform future research design and evaluation of new interventions and control strategies.

Each Center should: (1) design and conduct multidisciplinary research on the epidemiology, transmission, and pathogenesis of malaria in endemic geographic regions; (2) design and conduct special projects to capitalize on new opportunities and emerging public health needs; and (3) develop and conduct training/career development programs for researchers from malaria-endemic areas. The majority of Center research projects must be conducted within malaria-endemic geographic regions and must provide for significant involvement of local/regional researchers in study design, development and execution. It is important to note that the ICEMR program is not intended to support research which can be conducted primarily in the U.S. and countries where malaria is not endemic. Malaria-endemic geographic regions include Central and West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Amazonia, and Latin America other than Amazonia.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research, ltdsub@missouri.edu, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary, including 1) a brief description of each anticipated research project and core, 2) plans for the training/career development program, and 3) the regions in which the proposed research will take place.

Amount:

NIAID intends to commit $13.8 million in total costs for fiscal year 2010 to fund 7-12 new grants in response to this FOA. An applicant may request a project period of up to 7 years. Applicants are encouraged to propose an annual budget that is reasonable and appropriate for the scope of the proposed research. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. 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.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

Optional letters of intent due August 28, 2009
Proposals due September 29, 2009

URL for more information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-09-017.html

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.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at research.missouri.edu or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at http://research.missouri.edu/ogwp/lsa.htm.