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RFA-OD-20-013: Emergency Awards: RADx-UP Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)

Slots:                                        1

Internal Deadline:                      First come, first served

LOI:                                          July 8, 2020

External Deadline:                     August 7, 2020

Award Information:                   Type: Cooperative Agreement

Estimated Number of Awards: 1

Anticipated Amount: NIH intends to commit up to $80 Million over four years to fund one award.

Process for Limited Submissions: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit include:

(1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.

(2) CV – (5 pages maximum)


Who May Serve as PI:                   Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

Purpose:                                   NIH is issuing this FOA in response to the declared public health emergency issued by the Secretary, HHS, for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This emergency cooperative agreement funding opportunity announcement (FOA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides an expedited funding mechanism as part of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative, a consortium of community-engaged research projects to understand factors that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on the underserved and/or vulnerable populations so that interventions can be implemented to decrease these disparities. This FOA seeks to fund a single Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) as an integral part of the consortium. The funding for this initiative is provided from the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, 2020.

Update From NOT-OD-20-140 (Link:

Projects for Rapid Pilot Studies are one-year in length and the budget for each will not exceed $200,000 in direct costs. CDCC applicants should budget for up to $2,000,000 per year (total costs) for the Rapid Pilot Studies program. In addition to these costs, CDCC applicants should budget for costs associated with the administration of the Rapid Pilot Studies, support of the Rapid Pilot Studies award process and for CDCC support of studies that will be funded by the Rapid Pilot Studies. Multi-year pilot projects are not encouraged and will require review and approval by the NIH


Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.