Amendment: Additional Language for Program Announcement (PA) FOAs: PA-08-256 and PA-08-257, Research to Advance Vaccine Safety

Notice Number: NOT-AI-09-050

Key Dates
Release Date:  July 31, 2009

Issued by
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) (


The purpose of this Amendment is to provide additional clarification/language for the following NIAID program announcements:

Research to Advance Vaccine Safety (R01) PA-08-256
Research to Advance Vaccine Safety (R21) PA-08-257

The following bolded language has been added to both FOAs: 

Executive Summary

Part II - Full Text of Announcement

Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

1. Research Objectives

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support research that will contribute to the overall understanding of vaccine safety. This research opportunity invites studies that address scientific areas potentially relevant to vaccine safety such as 1) physiological and immunological responses to vaccines and vaccine components, 2) how genetic variations affect immune/physiological responses that may impact vaccine safety, 3) identification of risk factors and biological markers that may be used to assess whether there is a relationship between certain diseases or disorders and licensed vaccines, 4) creation/evaluation of statistical methodologies for analyzing data on vaccine safety, including data available from existing data sources such as passive reporting systems, or 5) the application of genomic/molecular technologies to improve knowledge of vaccine safety.

Examples of research topics include, but are not limited to:

Section VII. Agency Contacts

  1. Scientific/Research Contacts:

Misrak Gezmu, Ph.D.
Mathematical Statistician
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
6700B Rockledge Dr. MSC 7609
Bethesda, MD 20892-7609
Tel: 301-435-3722
Fax: 301-480-0912

Weekly TOC for this Announcement
NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

Office of Extramural Research (OER) - Home Page Office of Extramural
Research (OER)
  National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Home Page National Institutes of Health (NIH)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Home Page Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS) - Government Made Easy

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