Pre-application Webinar and Teleconference for RFA-AI-12-059 “Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Clinical Research Program (UM1)” and RFA-AI-12-060 “Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Basic Research Program (U19)”

Notice Number: NOT-AI-13-037

Key Dates

Release Date:  March 20, 2013
Webinar/Teleconference Date:  April 10, 2013

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Issued by

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)


The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants of a pre-application webinar and teleconference for RFA-AI-12-059 “Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Clinical Research Program (UM1)” and RFA-AI-12-060 “Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Basic Research Program (U19).” 

The webinar and teleconference will:

  • provide an overview of these initiatives,  
  • solicit, summarize, and answer questions about the initiatives , and
  • provide an opportunity for participants to identify themselves to potential collaborators, thereby enabling pre-application collaborations. 

Joining and participating in the webinar and teleconference are optional.  Participants may remain anonymous on the teleconference and webinar.

Webinar Information

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, EST
Meeting URL:

Call-in telephone number: 1-888-997-8505 (USA only)

Call-in passcode: 27772

Participants should call into this teleconference in order to hear the complete audio portion of the meeting (the teleconference quality will be better than the speakerphone captured on the webinar). Participants will be anonymous unless they identify themselves or give explicit permission to be identified.

You may test in advance of the webinar your computer and connection for the Connect Pro meeting here:  An overview of Connect Pro is available here:  (Adobe, the Adobe logo, Acrobat and Acrobat Connect are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.)

Participants are urged to submit questions in advance so that NIAID can summarize the questions and provide the best answers.  Send questions by email, with “ACE question” as the subject line, to David Johnson at David.Johnson@NIH.Gov.  Questions may also be posted online during the webinar.  While every effort will be made to answer all questions during the webinar, it is possible that not all will be addressed during the meeting due to time constraints.  Questioners will be anonymous UNLESS they give explicit permission to be identified. 

An archive of the meeting will be posted at as a public resource as soon as possible to provide applicants unable to attend the meeting with access to the proceedings, along with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and other information pertinent to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

Applicants may also discuss their applications with the appropriate NIH Scientific/Research Contact or Financial/Grants Management Contact listed in the FOAs. The complete texts of the FOAs are available at (UM1) and (U19).


Please direct all inquiries to:

David Johnson, Ph.D.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
6610 Rockledge Drive
Room 6714-B
Bethesda, MD 20892-6601
Telephone: 301-496-7104