NIDDK Cooperative Centers of Excellence in Hematology (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to invite U54 cooperative agreement applications for Cooperative Centers of Excellence in Hematology (CCEH). The NIDDK Hematology Centers Program is designed to increase access to critical research resources and collaboration in the national multidisciplinary research effort to combat nonmalignant hematologic diseases and to study normal hematopoiesis. In addition, it aims to improve cost-effectiveness of preparing critical reagents, maintaining state-of-the-art resources, and running multi-step molecular biologic assays. Each CCEH will support a minimum of three Biomedical Research Cores, an Administrative Core, and an Enrichment Program. The CCEH are expected to work collaboratively with the NIDDK Hematology Central Coordinating Center -- together comprising the NIDDK Hematology Centers Program. By providing state-of-the-art equipment, resources, and expertise to the greater nonmalignant hematology research community, the program will serve as a national hub for nonmalignant hematology research, supporting career development of scientists just beginning their careers in the field and attracting established investigators from other domains. Funded Centers will cooperate with the NIDDK to facilitate research collaborations and interactions within and among Centers and with the wider research community.  


  • Letter of Intent Due Date: October 21, 2019 and May 30, 2020
  • Application Due Date(s): November 21, 2019 and June 30, 2020  

RFA-DK-19-005 Expiration Date July 1, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

An existing biomedical research program of excellence in an area of nonmalignant hematologic diseases and disorders is required. This research base must be in the form of NIH-funded research projects, program projects, or other peer-reviewed research that is already funded at the time of submission of a CCEH cooperative agreement application. Key Personnel in the research base should have a history of close cooperation, communication, and collaboration.



Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $650,000 in direct costs per year.

The maximum project period is 5 years.   

      Funding Type





      Environmental & Life Sciences
      Medical - Basic Science

      External Deadline

      June 30, 2020