This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the Food and Drug Administration under the support for Conferences and Scientific meetings Grant mechanism (R13), is to solicit applications from organizations that propose to organize Food Protection Task Force meetings to foster communication, cooperation and collaboration within the States among State, local, tribal and territorial food protection, public health, agriculture, and regulatory agencies. The meetings should: (1) Provide a forum for all the stakeholders of the food protection system—regulatory agencies, academia, industry, consumers, State legislators, Boards of Health and Agriculture, and other interested parties; (2) assist in adopting or implementing the Food Code and other food protection regulations; and (3) promote the integration of an efficient statewide food safety/defense system that maximizes the protection of the public health through prevention, intervention and response including the early detection and containment of foodborne illness.
Please submit a two to three-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 email@example.com by Thursday, May 16, 2013. This letter of support signifies that the Dean or Chair have ensured that the nominee and application are likely to be of sufficient quality to be competitive nationally. Full applications are due to the sponsor 7/1/13, and so those materials will need to be in to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 6/24/13.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.