Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
Notice Number:
NOT-AA-21-001

Key Dates

Release Date:
January 27, 2021
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement:
February 15, 2021
First Estimated Application Due Date:
April 15, 2021
Earliest Estimated Award Date:
September 01, 2021
Earliest Estimated Start Date:
September 01, 2021
Related Announcements

NOT-AA-21-002 - Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R03 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
NOT-AA-21-003 - Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R21 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Issued by

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Purpose

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for addressing urgent, time-sensitive research questions on the relationships between alcohol consumption/misuse and COVID-19 related outcomes and consequences.

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

The FOA is expected to be published in late winter 2021 with an expected application due date in Spring 2021.

This FOA will utilize the R01 activity code and clinical trials will not be allowed.

Research Initiative Details

This Notice encourages investigators with expertise and insights into the relationships between alcohol consumption/misuse and COVID-19-related outcomes and consequences to begin to consider applying for this new FOA.

With this FOA, NIAAA seeks to support research project grants that address urgent, time-sensitive research questions for which standard NIH review and funding timelines would compromise either the ability to conduct the research or the value of the knowledge to be gained. A principal area of focus is research that can improve public health in the near term by informing responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences.

Priority research areas include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Conduct secondary analyses of COVID-19- and alcohol-related datasets.
  • Determine the influence of alcohol consumption on susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 outcomes, including post-acute sequelae.
  • Determine how alcohol misuse and alcohol use disorder (AUD) may contribute to neurological and psychiatric manifestations of COVID-19.
  • Characterize changes in alcohol consumption during the pandemic and investigate the pandemic-related causes.
  • Identify best practices in service delivery and barriers to service delivery during the pandemic.

In addition, collaborative investigations combining expertise in alcohol and COVID-19 will be encouraged, and these investigators should also begin considering applying for this application.

Funding Information
Estimated Total Funding

NIAAA intends to commit a combined $1 million in total costs to fund FOAs soliciting R01, R21, and R03 grants in FY 2021.

Expected Number of Awards

3

Estimated Award Ceiling

$250,000 in direct costs 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)
Small Business
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
State Government
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
County governments
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
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized)
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entity (Foreign Organization)
Regional Organization
Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government

Applications are not being solicited at this time. 

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

M. Kathy Jung. Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
301-443-8744
jungma@mail.nih.gov

Changhai Cui, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
301-443-1678
changhai.cui@nih.gov

Gregory Bloss, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
301-443-3865
gregory.bloss@nih.gov

Laura Kwako, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
301-451-8507
laura.kwako@nih.gov


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