Tobacco Regulatory Science Small Grant Program for New Investigators (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funder: National Institutes of Health

Due Date: 2/13/2019

Budget: $4,000,000

Opportunity: RFA-OD-18-001

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support New Investigators in the biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences who are in the early stages of establishing independent careers in tobacco regulatory research. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. Applicants are encouraged to conduct projects that ultimately have potential to inform regulations on tobacco product manufacturing, distribution, and marketing. Research projects must address the research priorities related to the regulatory authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) as mandated by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA), Public Law 111-31. The awards under this FOA will be administered by NIH using designated funds from the FDA CTP for tobacco regulatory science. Research findings generated from this FOA are expected to provide sufficient preliminary data for subsequent investigator-initiated research that is relevant to the FDA’s regulation of the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products to protect public health. The NIH and the FDA have formed an interagency partnership to foster research relevant to tobacco regulatory science within the framework of the FSPTCA.

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