RFA ANNOUNCEMENT: Exploratory Investigations in Food Allergy

Notice Number: NOT-AI-07-023

Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:

  • March 15, 2007 - See Notice (NOT-AI-07-027) Announce that foreign applicants are eligible to apply; and that foreign applicants intending to apply should work with their organization/institutional business officials to ensure that they are registered with grants.gov .

Key Dates
Release Date: February 12, 2007

Issued by
National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), (http://www.niaid.nih.gov)


The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support innovative exploratory and developmental investigations to determine the mechanisms underlying food allergy, focusing on ex vivo studies with human specimens, and on studies with current or new animal models of human food allergy. This new FOA is expected to be published in June 2007. Research areas may include: biomarkers of and genetic components of food allergy and severe food allergy; food allergen epitopes and novel food allergens; and biomarkers, genetics and mechanistic studies in animal models. Since a key goal of this FOA is to stimulate new ideas in food allergy research, investigators who are established in fields other than food allergy research are encouraged to apply, and preference will be given to investigators newly entering the field of food allergy research. This FOA will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) award mechanism


Inquiries regarding this notice may be directed to:

Marshall Plaut, M.D.
Chief, Allergic Mechanisms Section
Asthma, Allergy and Inflammation Branch
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation, NIAID, NIH, DHHS
6610 Rockledge Drive, Room 3093, MSC 6601
Bethesda, MD 20892-7612 (Express mail: Use Zip Code 20817-7612)
Phone 301-496-8973
Fax 301-402-0175
Email: mplaut@niaid.nih.gov