Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence (U54)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

​The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), intends to re-issue a Program Announcement with Special Review Considerations (PAR) to solicit applications for "Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence (U54)". The goal of this initiative is to provide support for translational research to develop therapeutics for reducing mortality and morbidity caused by acute exposures to chemical threat agents. Chemical threats are toxic chemicals that could be used in a terrorist attack or accidentally released from industrial production, storage or shipping. The scope of the research includes target and candidate identification and characterization, through candidate optimization and demonstration of in vivo efficacy consistent with the product's intended use in humans. 

Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Dec 21, 2017
Estimated Application Due Date: Sep 01, 2018  

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Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

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December 21, 2017