Internal Deadline
Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/18/2022

Tuberculosis Research Units (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of this FOA is to support the establishment of multidisciplinary Tuberculosis (TB) Research Units (TBRUs) that will operate as a collaborative network to improve understanding of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb)-host interactions through characterization of bacterial and host determinants that are relevant during stages of infection and disease, and analyses of bacterial and host heterogeneity on disease outcomes.  

Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed.


  • Duke Internal: May 29, 2020
  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 30 days prior to the application due date
  • Application Due Date(s): September 28, 2020

RFA-AI-20-020 Expiration Date September 29, 2020

Amount Description
Applicants may propose a recommended budget of up to $1.8 million per year in direct costs. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.  
Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

    • NIH Biosketch of PI/PD
    • Project Summary/Abstract (30 lines of text)
    • Specific Aims (1 page)
      • NIH Guidance: List in priority order, the broad, long-range objectives and goals of the proposed TBRU. Concisely and realistically describe the hypothesis or hypotheses to be tested. State the individual research project’s relationship to the Program’s goals and how it relates to other projects or cores. 

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)

Instructions for creating an account (if needed) and submitting your materials:

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