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Durham University

Department of Geography

News Archive

Food Allergy Research Consortium & Statistical Center

(11 October 2004)

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases invites applications to establish a food allergy research consortium, a collaborative research program designed to develop new approaches to treat and prevent food allergy. Applications are also invited to establish a statistical and clinical coordinating center to support the clinical research projects undertaken by the consortium. The goals of the program are to:

develop immune intervention strategies for preventing and treating food allergy;
identify the mechanisms of development, loss and reemergence of oral tolerance;
determine the molecular and functional characteristics of food allergens;
determine the role of the gastrointestinal tract in development and loss of oral tolerance.
This solicitation will use the NIH U01 single project and NIH U19 multi-project cooperative agreement, assistance mechanisms. The NIAID intends to commit approximately $3.6 million in 2005 to fund two to three new grants for the food allergy research consortium, and $0.9m in 2005 to fund one new grant for the SACCC. An applicant may request a project period of up to five years. Domestic and foreign for-profit and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. RFA-AI-04-034.

Closing date
Letters of intent 16th November; full proposals 16th December, 2004.