It is preferable that only one PD/PI be identified on each testing laboratory application.
While applications from the same institution can be submitted to both the SPAN testing laboratory and intervention FOAs, an award would only be made for one or the other to avoid a conflict of interest (i.e., an institution can serve as either a testing laboratory or an intervention contributor, but not both). Likewise, the recipient of a CC U24 is ineligible for a second SPAN award under either the testing lab or interventions FOAs.
To diversify the network, only one testing laboratory award per institution is allowed. A testing laboratory application must be from a single institution, which may include geographically or organizationally linked partners or sites, though this is not required.
Application budgets are limited to $400,000 in direct costs per year for 3 years.
The maximum project period is 3 years.