National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), through the Fertility and Infertility (FI) Branch, provides funding for a limited number of research centers in the reproductive sciences.  These centers provide an arena for multidisciplinary interactions among basic and clinical scientists interested in establishing high quality translational research programs in these scientific areas.  The centers also serve as national resources for the training and career development of junior scientists electing to pursue biomedical research careers in reproductive health.  Finally, center investigators develop and participate in community outreach and education efforts to increase awareness and convey the importance and implications of their research activities to the general public.

The purpose of this FOA is to announce the re-competition of the National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility (NCTRI).  The NCTRI will be administered through the Specialized Research Center (P50) award mechanism.  These centers will form a national network that facilitates and accelerates bidirectional knowledge transfer between the laboratory and clinic with the ultimate goal of improving human reproductive health through research excellence and innovation.

For this FOA, applications that address the 'omic (e.g., genomic, epigenomic, proteomic, metabolomic) bases of reproductive health and fertility will be strongly encouraged.  Particular emphasis will be on applications that go beyond correlative studies to address possible causality and contributions of variants to inherited reproductive health.  Although applications that are responsive to the scientific mission areas of the FI Branch will be accepted, meritorious applications addressing the 'omic bases of reproductive health will receive priority in making funding decisions.  Additionally, only two renewals (15 years of total NCTRI support) investigating the same biological question will be allowed.  


  • Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days prior to the application due date
  • Application Due Date: March 31, 2020

RFA-HD-21-012 Expiration Date: April 1, 2020

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Amount Description

Application budgets may request a budget for direct costs of no more than $1.0 million/year.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.  

      Funding Type





      Curriculum Development
      Medical - Translational

      External Deadline

      March 31, 2020