New Format Change Announced for NIH, AHRQ, CDC, and FDA Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)

Notice Number: NOT-OD-11-019

Key Dates

Release Date: November 9, 2010

Issued by

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)


This Notice announces that newly published NIH, AHRQ, CDC, and FDA Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) are transitioning to a new format that is designed to be shorter, easier-to-read, and more scientifically focused. The new FOA format eliminates redundancy, limits the amount of administrative detail contained in the FOA and directs applicants to the most up to date source information, such as the SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide, NIH Grants Policy Statement, and other information sources relevant to NIH, AHRQ, CDC, and FDA. The new format is designed to simplify the application writing process for applicants, increase FOA clarity and transparency and ensure that FOAs are current as changes are made to source documents.  FOAs published in the previous format are still valid until their expiration date.


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