Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence (U54)

The summary for the Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence (U54) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the National Institutes of Health, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence (U54): This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence (U54s). The mission of the CounterACT program is to foster and support research and development of new and improved therapeutics for chemical threats (see www.ninds.nih.gov/counteract). Chemical threats are toxic chemicals that could be used in a terrorist attack or accidentally released from industrial production, storage or shipping. They include traditional chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, and pesticides.The scope of the research includes target and candidate identification and characterization, through candidate optimization and demonstration of in vivo efficacy, through Investigational New Drug (IND)-enabling studies required for advanced development. The Centers will contain at least three research projects supported by administrative and scientific cores, and a research education core.Each research project must include milestones that create discrete go or no-go decision points in a progressive translational study plan.
Federal Grant Title: Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence (U54)
Federal Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Grant Categories: Environment Health Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-15-146
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.113, 93.846, 93.853, 93.865, 93.867
CFDA Descriptions: Environmental Health; Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Research; Extramural Research Programs in the Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders; Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research; Vision Research
Current Application Deadline: Sep 12, 2017
Original Application Deadline: Sep 12, 2017
Posted Date: Mar 19, 2015
Creation Date: Mar 19, 2015
Archive Date: Oct 13, 2017
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: none
Minimum Federal Grant Award: none
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Private institutions of higher education
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
County governments
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
City or township governments
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Small businesses
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Additional Information on Eligibility
Other Eligible Applicants include the following:
Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.
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