Center for Coordination of Analytics, Science, Enhancement , and Logistics (CASEL) in Tobacco Regulatory Science (U54)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for a Center for Coordination of Analytics, Science, Enhancement, and Logistics (CASEL) in Tobacco Regulatory Science. CASEL will support the scientific research programs funded by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), and will facilitate synthesis, coordination and communications of research and career enhancement within those programs. The overall objective of CASEL is to support research programs that can inform the FDA CTP in tobacco product regulatory activities and actions. Through leadership, coordination, and facilitation of collaborative efforts, CASEL can accelerate the advancement of science relevant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA).

The NIH and the FDA have formed an interagency partnership to foster research relevant to FDA's tobacco regulatory authorities. The award under this FOA will be administered by the NIH using designated funds from the FDA CTP for tobacco regulatory science mandated by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA), Public Law 111-31.

CASEL will be expected to provide intellectual and scientific leadership as well as logistical support infrastructure for the entire CTP-funded research program. CASEL will encourage and support networks among CTP-funded tobacco regulatory scientists that foster communication, collaboration, and research that address the research priorities related to the regulatory authority of the FDA CTP. CASEL also will have an important role in coordinating and integrating the efforts of the Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS) to be funded under RFA-OD-17-003, including the TCORS career enhancement activities, and will enable collaboration and consultation with other CTP-funded awardees, investigators, and other experts conducting tobacco regulatory research.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): While Letters of Intent are normally due one month before the due date, the Letter of Intent for this RFA is due 60 days prior to the application due date  
  • Application Due Date(s): July 19, 2017

RFA-OD-17-002 Expiration Date July 20, 2017

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Amount Description

Applicants may request a budget (in total cost) up to $2 million per year.

 Applicants may request a project period up to five years.

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 19, 2017