Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD) Exploratory/Developmental Projects (UH2)

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 continue research efforts of the CIFASD consortium.  Cooperative Agreement (UH2) applications in response to this FOA should propose exploratory/developmental projects of the CIFASD consortium.

Applications for the resources funded under the U24 mechanism should be submitted in response to the companion FOAs (RFA-AA-17-008; RFA-AA-17-009; RFA-AA-17-010; RFA-AA-17-011).  U01 applications for individual clinical or basic research projects of the CIFASD consortium should be submitted in response to the companion FOA (RFA-AA-17-007).


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

​RFA-AA-17-012 Expiration Date November 30, 2016

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Amount Description

The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

November 29, 2016