Notice of Pre-application Informational Webinar for PAR-15-146 "Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence (U54)"

Notice Number: NOT-NS-15-030

Key Dates
Release Date:   June 12, 2015

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)


This Notice is to inform potential applicants to PAR-15-146 "Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence (U54)" of a pre-application webinar to provide submission information for this FOA.

The NIH CounterACT program supports research on the development of new and improved medical countermeasures designed to prevent and treat the conditions caused by acute exposure to chemical agents (www.ninds.nih/counteract). The NIH CounterACT research network includes Research Centers of Excellence, individual research projects, contracts, and other programs. Currently the NIH is soliciting proposals for new or renewal U54 Research Centers of Excellence. This webinar will provide information on preparing research proposals and will include information on eligibility, scientific scope, Center structure, application instructions, grants management, as well as time for questions from the audience and answers from the NIH staff.

The intent of the webinar is to provide an overview of the initiative and to address questions pertinent to preparing applications. The webinar is optional and not required for application submission.

Webinar Information

Date:                            Friday, July 17, 2015
Time:                           1:00 pm ET
Meeting URL:               CounterACT Center Webinar

Questions may be submitted by email to before the webinar; Please include "U54 Webinar Question" as the subject line. While every effort will be made to answer all questions during the webinar itself, due to time constraints some responses may be sent afterwards.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their applications with the Scientific/Research contact early in the application development process. The complete text of the FOA is available at


Please direct all inquiries to:

Sarah A. Norring, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Telephone: 301-443-8189