Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Specialized Centers of Research Excellence (SCORE) on Sex Differences (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)

Notice Number: NOT-OD-18-232

Key Dates

Release Date: September 24, 2018
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement: October 19, 2018
First Estimated Application Due Date: January 25, 2019
Earliest Estimated Award Date: September 03, 2019
Earliest Estimated Start Date: September 03, 2019

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Issued by
Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)


The purpose of this Notice is to inform the scientific community that the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), in partnership with the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs), intends to publish a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) "Specialized Centers of Research Excellence (SCORE) on Sex Differences (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)". The FOA will be a reissuance of RFA-OD-18-004 and will utilize the U54 activity code (Specialized Center - Cooperative Agreements).

Under the FOA, following types of applications will be eligible:

  • New
  • Renewal
  • Resubmission

Research Initiative Details

Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop a robust Centers of Excellence program to support an innovative interdisciplinary research program focusing on sex differences and major medical conditions affecting women in the U.S., and support established scientists at centers across the country who conduct ground breaking research that integrates basis, clinical, and behavioral research approaches to incorporate sex differences.

Funding Information

Estimated Total Funding TBD
Expected Number of Awards 0-10
Estimated Award Ceiling Up to $1.0 million direct cost per year for 5 years
Primary CFDA Numbers 93.313

Anticipated Eligible Organizations

Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education
Private Institution of Higher Education
Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
Nonprofit without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
Small Business
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
State Government
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization (Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
U.S. Territory or Possession
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized)
Regional Organization

Applications are not being solicited at this time.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Rajeev K. Agarwal, Ph.D.
Office of Research on Women's Health