Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD) Dysmorphology Research Resource (U24)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) seeks to continue support of the previously funded “Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders” (CIFASD), a multidisciplinary consortium of domestic and international projects that was established to address the prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD); the diagnosis of the full range of birth defects associated with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE); and ameliorative interventions for affected individuals.  The initiative aims to accelerate the translation of key research findings by fostering collaboration and coordinating clinical, basic, and translational research.  Through this FOA, applications are sought that will support research resources of the CIFASD consortium.  Cooperative Agreement (U24) applications in response to this FOA should propose the Dysmorphology Research Resource (U24) component of the CIFASD consortium.

Applications for other resources funded under the U24 mechanism should be submitted in response to the companion FOAs (RFA-AA-17-008; RFA-AA-17-010; RFA-AA-17-011).  Individual clinical and basic research projects of the CIFASD consortium should use the U01 mechanism described in the accompanying FOA (RFA-AA-17-007).  UH2 applications for the developmental projects of the CIFASD consortium should be submitted in response to the companion FOA (RFA-AA-17-012).


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): October 29, 2016
  • Application Due Date(s): November 29, 2016

​RFA-AA-17-009 Expiration Date November 30, 2016




Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

November 29, 2016