MEMBERS FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENTS.
Innovation for Tuberculosis Vaccine Discovery (ITVD) (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: RFA-AI-21-007
Open date (earliest submission): May 30, 2021
Expiration date: July 21, 2021
To support the design of novel tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidates that exploit innovative approaches and their advancement into preclinical animal model testing. This funding opportunity will use a milestone driven, biphasic award mechanism to fund high risk/exploratory research. Transition to the second phase depends on the successful completion of milestones.
Posted: February 23, 2021
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Mechanisms of Mycobacterial-Induced Immunity in HIV-Infected and/or Uninfected Individuals to Inform Innovative Tuberculosis Vaccine Design
Release date: September 20, 2020
Expiration date: January 08, 2023
The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to stimulate innovative studies to identify and understand the immune responses that mediate protection from Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection or progression to active tuberculosis (TB) disease. Studies may focus on any stage of mycobacterial infection or following vaccination with Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) or investigational TB vaccines and may include HIV-infected or uninfected individuals.
Research supported under this NOSI should go beyond descriptive information currently known about Mtb infection, immune responses to TB vaccines, or immune modulation by non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection, or by HIV/AIDS. Applications that include characterization of the timing, anatomical location, and contribution to disease outcome, of mucosal and/or systemic immune responses to mycobacterial infection and/or vaccination are sought. This research is expected to advance understanding of immune mechanisms in Mtb infection/vaccination and contribute to the advancement of new TB vaccines, including in populations also infected with HIV.
Posted: December 17, 2020