Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Collaborative Partnership between on Alcohol Research Centers and Institutions serving Underserved Communities and Populations (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)

Notice Number: NOT-AA-20-006

Key Dates
Release Date: April 09, 2020
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement: May 01, 2020
First Estimated Application Due Date: October 07, 2020
Earliest Estimated Award Date: May 15, 2021
Earliest Estimated Start Date: July 01, 2021

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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)


The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) inviting Specialized Center Cooperative Agreement (U54) applications for the implementation of collaborative partnership awards between institutions serving underserved communities and populations (IUCP) and other institutions with extensive alcohol research programs, including NIAAA-funded alcohol research centers(ARC).

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop responsive projects.

The FOA will utilize the U54 activity code, which provides a mechanism for fostering a mutually beneficial collaboration between IUCP and ARC. This FOA is expected to be published in the spring of 2020 with an expected application due date in the Fall 2020.

Ressearch Initiative Details

This Notice encourages investigators to submit applications to build and promote alcohol research expertise and to develop alcohol research infrastructure and capacity at IUCP and to enhance the development of a diverse biomedical workforce. Through productive partnership with ARC, this FOA aims to build and promote alcohol research expertise and to develop alcohol research infrastructure and capacity at IUCP. Institutions serving diverse and disadvantaged communities with a documented historical mission to educate students from nationally underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to consider applying for this opportunity.

Funding Information
Estimated Total Funding: $ 1.5 M, for fiscal year 2021
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Estimated Award Ceiling: Applications for the IUCP are limited to a budget of up to $700,000 in direct costs during Years 1-2. Direct costs can increase in years 3-5 to a maximum of $750,000 per year. An IUCP can partner with only one alcohol research intensive institution (ARC). The aggregate total direct costs for the partnering ARC are capped at $200,000 direct cost per year
Primary CFDA Numbers: 93.273

Anticipated Eligible Organizations

Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education
Private Institution of Higher Education
Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
State Government
County governments
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
Small Business
Independent school districts
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization (Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
U.S. Territory or Possession
Regional Organization
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entity (Foreign Organization)
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized)
Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
Applications are not being solicited at this time.



Please direct all inquiries to:

Hemin Chin, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Judith Arroyo, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Telephone: 301-402-0 717