Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications from single institutions or consortia of institutions to participate in the Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (AADCRC) program. The program will support centers that integrate clinical and basic research to conduct studies on the mechanisms underlying the onset and progression of diseases of interest, including asthma, rhinitis (allergic and non-allergic), chronic rhinosinusitis, atopic dermatitis, food allergy, and drug allergy. The overarching goal of the program is to improve the understanding of the pathogenesis of these conditions and to provide a rational foundation for new, effective treatments and prevention strategies.  

Only one application per institution is allowed. NIAID will not accept applications from institutions that are currently funded under the previous version of this FOA, RFA-AI-15-032


  • Duke Internal Deadline: October 31, 2016
  • Letter of Intent Due Date: March 3, 2017
  • Application Due Date(s): April 3, 2017

RFA-AI-16-065 Expiration Date April 4, 2017

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Note that the multiple PD(s)/PI(s) option may be used only for the Overall Program. Projects are limited to a single project lead per project and a single core lead per core within the multi-component application.

An investigator can serve as a PD/PI on only one AADCRC award or application. This includes all PD(s)/PI(s) of a multiple-PD/PI application.

Note that the current FOA will not allow foreign clinical trial sites. However, foreign components that will be allowed include mechanistic projects, observational studies, mouse models, etc.



Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $900,000 in direct cost per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years. 


Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.(Code ILN)

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

October 31, 2016

External Deadline

April 3, 2017