Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network: Technology Research and Development Centers (TRDC) (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to solicit Technology Research and Development Center (TRDC) applications for the Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network (POCTRN). The POCTRN catalyzes innovation in diagnostic technologies through a network model that enhances complementary strengths and builds multidisciplinary partnerships across scientific/technological, clinical, regulatory, and commercialization domains. Each TRDC will accelerate the development, validation, and deployment of point-of-care, home-based and other innovative testing technologies in a specific area of health research. The POCTRN TRDCs will merge scientific and technological capabilities and expertise with clinical need and market demand to address unmet testing, monitoring, and treatment demands. This opportunity is open to all applicants, including the existing POCTRN grantees and new applicants.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 6 weeks prior to the application due date

  • Application Due Date: September 27, 2022

  • AIDS Application Due Date: Jan. 7, 2023

PAR-22-203 Expiration Date January 08, 2023

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Amount Description

 Application budgets are not limited but it is strongly recommended that applicants not request a budget of more than $1.2M in direct costs per year. Facilities and administrative costs requested by consortium participants are not included in the direct cost limitation. A project period of up to five years may be requested.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

September 27, 2022