National Biocontainment Laboratories (NBLs) Operations Support Limited Competition (UC7)
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Federal Grant Title:
NATIONAL BIOCONTAINMENT LABORATORIES (NBLS) OPERATIONS SUPPORT LIMITED COMPETITION (UC7)
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
Other Eligible Applicants include the following: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX Boston University, Boston, MA
Purpose. This FOA issued by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health, is a limited competition solicitation intended to continue operations support under the UC7 mechanism for Biosafety Level 4 (BSL4) facilities at the National Biocontainment Laboratories at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas and Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. Operations support is provided in the following areas: facility maintenance and operations; biosecurity; environmental health and safety regulations and requirements; regulatory compliance; and specialized research support services. The NBLs will serve as a national resource for efforts in conducting clinical and laboratory (in vitro and in vivo) research and testing on hazardous biological agents in support of NIAIDs Biodefense Research Agenda (http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/biodefenserelated/biodefense/about/pages/strategicplan.aspx) and other infectious diseases. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the UC7 award mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. The NIAID intends to commit up to $30 million in total costs annually in Fiscal Years 2011-2016 to fund the NBLs.