January 2018 DMID Council-Approved Concepts

Concepts represent early planning stages for program announcements, requests for applications, or solicitations for Council's input. If NIAID publishes an initiative from one of these concepts, we link to it below. To find initiatives, go to Opportunities & Announcements.

NB: Council approval does not guarantee that a concept will become an initiative.

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Fiscal Year 2019 Concepts

Fiscal Year 2019 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Contract Solicitation Topics

Sexually Transmitted Infections Cooperative Research Centers: Vaccine Development

For the published request for applications, see the March 15, 2018 Guide announcement, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Cooperative Research Centers (CRC): Vaccine Development (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed).

Impact of Initial Influenza Exposure on Immunity in Infants

For the published request for applications, see the April 5, 2018 Guide announcement, Impact of Initial Influenza Exposure on Immunity in Infants (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed).

Elucidating the Functional Roles of Non-Coding RNAs in Viral Infectious Diseases

Request for Applications—proposed FY 2019 initiative

Contact: Teresa Hauguel

Objective: To determine the functional roles of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) in viral infectious diseases.

Description: The overall goal of this initiative is to stimulate hypothesis-driven research to uncover functional roles of ncRNAs in viral infectious diseases, with an emphasis on high-priority and emerging viral pathogens. The initiative will support the functional characterization of novel host and viral ncRNAs including those involved in

  • Viral transcription and replication
  • Host response to infection
  • Pathogenesis
  • Disease progression and severity
  • Response to treatment

Generating New Insights and Mechanistic Understanding of Antibiotic Resistance Development

For the published program announcements, see the March 28, 2018 Guide announcements, Generating New Insights and Mechanistic Understanding of Antibiotic Resistance Development (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) and Generating New Insights and Mechanistic Understanding of Antibiotic Resistance Development (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed).

Development of Point-of-Care Assays to Quantify Anti-Tuberculosis Antibiotics in Blood

Note: NIAID topic for NIH SBIR contract solicitation.

Request for Proposals

Contact: Charles H. Jackson, Jr.
 

Mobile Health Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Note: NIAID topic for NIH SBIR contract solicitation.

Request for Proposals

Contact: Charles H. Jackson, Jr.
 

Point-of-Care Diagnostic for Gonorrhea and Determination of Antimicrobial Susceptibility

Note: NIAID topic for NIH SBIR contract solicitation.

Request for Proposals

Contact: Charles H. Jackson, Jr.

Content last reviewed on March 28, 2018