FDA -- Smokeless Tobacco Reference Products (UC2)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

FDA's CTP is seeking to develop a smokeless tobacco reference products program that will require significant collaboration and research efforts with outside organizations. The selected organization(s) will develop smokeless tobacco reference products representing at minimum two categories of commercially available smokeless tobacco product types to be used for investigational non-clinical purposes by tobacco manufacturers, contract and government laboratories, and academic institutions. FDA's CTP will prioritize the product types. 


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): June 12, 2015
  • Application Due Date(s): July 31, 2015, by 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

RFA-FD-15-026 Expiration Date August 1, 2015

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Amount Description

This is a multi-year cooperative agreement. It is anticipated that up to one (1) award will be made, not to exceed $3,000,000 (total costs including indirect costs) per award in FY 2016. FDA anticipates the possibility of four (4) additional years of support up to $4,400,000 of funding contingent upon successful performance and availability of funding. The FY 2016 budget period will include an initial start-up phase to support activities associated with the development, manufacture, and storage of the smokeless reference products. FDA/CTP anticipates that project costs will vary in future funding years as project activities transition from an emphasis on project start up in FY 2016 to project implementation in FY 2017, FY 2018, FY 2019, and FY 2020.

Funding Type





Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Basic Science

External Deadline

July 31, 2015