This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications from institutions to administer a multi-project, multi-institution program to conduct clinical research and provide the leadership and administrative responsibilities for the Atopic Dermatitis Research Network (ADRN). The ADRN conducts clinical research studies to better understand host defense mechanisms in the skin, by comparing responses to infections and vaccines, and underlying mechanisms, in healthy, non-atopic individuals vs. those with atopic dermatitis (AD). Such effects include skin barrier and adaptive and innate immune system responses to viral and bacterial infections, and genetic and epigenetic studies. The scope of research supported under this FOA will include the role of the microbiome in regulating host defense, and the development of clinical interventions to enhance host defense. The FOA will also support the conduct of longitudinal studies aiming at the identification of AD phenotypes pertaining to clinical presentation, skin and peripheral blood immunologic responses and patterns of cutaneous host defense.
Please submit a two-page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach, Biosketch of the PI, and a letter of support from the Dean or Chair to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 PM Thursday, April 24, 2014. Full proposals are due to the sponsor on 7/8/14, so you will need to have your materials in to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 7/1/14 for processing, if given the go ahead by the Proposal Review Committee.
Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.
For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at email@example.com.