ADDENDUM TO - AUTOIMMUNITY CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE – AI-02-006

RELEASE DATE:  September 26, 2002

NOTICE:  NOT-AI-02-053

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
 (http://www.niaid.nih.gov)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
 (http://www.niddk.nih.gov/)
Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) 
 (http://www4.od.nih.gov/orwh)

Original Receipt Date:  October 16, 2002 
REVISED Receipt Date: November 18, 2002

This addendum is to inform potential applicants that there is a change 
in the section SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETION OF APPLICATIONS IN 
RESPONSE TO THIS RFA for RFA-AI-02-006, which was released May 13, 
2002.  It is located at: 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-02-006.html

Under BASIC RESEARCH COMPONENTS, the last sentence in the first 
paragraph of this section is changed; "must" is changed to "may" so 
that the sentence reads:  "These basic research projects may utilize 
animal models, but MAY also incorporate basic research in humans.  
There is no requirement that the basic research projects use human 
samples."  The potential impact of the proposed basic research on 
treatment of autoimmune disease in humans should be stated in the 
application. 

The receipt date for the applications has been extended to November 18, 
2002.

INQUIRIES

Elaine Collier, MD  
Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases  
6700-B Rockledge Drive, Room 5135, MSC-7460
Bethesda, MD  20892-7640
Telephone: (301) 496-7104
FAX: (301) 402-2571
E-Mail: ec5x@nih.gov

Beena Akolkar, Ph.D.
Program Director, Immunopathogenesis and Genetics of Type 1 Diabetes
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Room 681
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 301 594-8812
FAX: 301 480-3503
Email:  ba92i@nih.gov


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