The purpose of this Limited Competition is to extend the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. The CRIC Study is a multi-center, prospective, observational cohort study of men and women with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The study includes seven Clinical Centers and their satellites and a Scientific and Data Coordinating Center. The CRIC Study, established in 2001, recruited a total of approximately 3,600 study participants. The study was previously extended by a limited competition in 2008. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) plans to again extend the study for another five years through this Limited Competition Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The primary objectives of this FOA are to continue to follow-up the originally recruited cohort of study participants, to better understand the risk factors for rapid decline in kidney function and cardiovascular diseases among persons with mild/moderate CKD, to examine in greater depth the morbidity suffered by patients with CKD and to explore the impact of CKD in elderly persons. Only organizations currently serving as grantees for this study are eligible to apply to this FOA.
Please submit a two-page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach, and Biosketch of the PI by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 PM Thursday, October 11, 2012. Full applications are due to the sponsor 11/14/12 so you will need to have your proposal to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 11/7/12 for processing if given the go ahead by the 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.
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