Liver Cirrhosis Network: Clinical Research Centers (U01 Clinical Trial Required)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The NIDDK is proposing the establishment of the Liver Cirrhosis Network through this Funding Opportunity Announcement which is seeking Clinical Centers; and in conjunction with RFA-DK-20-004 seeking a single Scientific Data Coordination Center, in order to promote clinical and translational research on cirrhosis of the liver in adults.

Only one application per institution is allowed.


  • Duke Internal: Interested applicants at Duke should contact Paul Noe ( as early as possible.
  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): November 1, 2020
  • Application Due Date(s): December 1, 2020

RFA-DK-20-003 Expiration Date December 02, 2020

Agency Website

Amount Description

The NIDDK intends to commit $6 million in FY 2021 to support two related approaches to the establishment of the Liver Cirrhosis Network as embodied in RFA-DK-20-003 and RFA-DK-20-004. It is expected that up to 11 awards will be supported in FY 2021 in total under these two RFAs.
Initial award request may be no more than $250,000 direct costs  . Based on project data provided in the future annual RPPR, some awards may be adjusted (e.g., reduced or increased above the initial budget threshold) to accommodate recruitment and other scientific and patient care needs associated with the Network operations and approved scientific projects.

Funding Type





Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

December 1, 2020