Immunobiology of Xenotransplantation - Addendum to RFA-AI-04-042

Notice Number: NOT-AI-04-054

Key Dates
Release Date: September 24, 2004
Expiration Date: November 23, 2004
Letter of Intent Receipt Dates: October 22, 2004
Application Receipt Dates: November 22, 2004

Issued by
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)

The participating ICs are amending RFA AI-04-042 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-04-042.html) to clarify the following:

This is to provide further clarification that this RFA will not support clinical trials or clinical studies on xenotransplantation. In addition, this RFA will not support studies using human samples (i.e. samples from healthy volunteers) unless human samples are used only for in vitro studies that are correlative to or an extension of studies in pig-to-nonhuman primate models. Such in vitro studies using human samples should be only a minor component of the research plan in U01 applications or a minor component of a subproject(s) in U19 applications.

Applicants are encouraged to contact NIH program staff well in advance of the application submission date to discuss the proposed research program. While discussion with program staff does not ensure funding, staff will be able to determine responsiveness to this RFA and provide appropriate guidance as needed.

Where to Send Inquiries

We encourage inquiries concerning this RFA and welcome the opportunity to answer questions from potential applicants. Inquiries may fall into three areas: scientific/research, peer review, and financial or grants management issues:

o Direct questions about scientific/research issues to:

Crystal Y. Koh, Ph.D.
Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Room 3026, MSC-6601
6700-B Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-7640
Telephone: 301-496-5598
FAX: 301-480-3503
Email: ck67q@nih.gov

Thomas L. Eggerman, M.D., Ph.D.
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Room 697, MSC-5460
6707 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892-5460
Telephone: (301) 594-8813
FAX: (301) 480-3503
Email: te39q@hih.gov

o Direct questions about peer review issues to:

Mercy Prabhudas, Ph.D.
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Room 3256, MSC-7616
6700-B Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-7616
Telephone: (301) 451-2615
FAX: (301) 402-2638
Email: mp457n@nih.gov

o Direct questions about financial or grants management matters to:

Ann Devine
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Room 2114, MSC-7614
6700-B Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-7614
Telephone: (301) 402-5601
FAX: (301) 480-3780
Email: ad22x@nih.gov


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