January 2021 DMID Council-Approved Concepts

Concepts represent early planning stages for program announcements, requests for applications, notices of special interest, 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 (FY) 2021 Concept

FY 2022 Concepts

FY 2022 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Contract Solicitation Topics

Limited Competition — Facility and Building System Upgrades Support for the Regional Biocontainment Laboratories

For the published request for applications, check the February 19, 2021 Guide notice, Limited Competition: Facility and Building System Upgrades Support for the Regional Biocontainment Laboratories (G20, Clinical Trial Not Allowed).

Centers for Research on Structural Biology of Infectious Diseases

For the published request for proposals, see the June 17, 2021 solicitation, Centers for Research on Structural Biology of Infectious Diseases.

DMID Clinical Materials Services

For the published request for proposals, check the July 22, 2021 solicitation, Clinical Materials Services.

DMID Regulatory Affairs Support

Request for Proposals—proposed FY 2022 initiative

Contact: Ignacio Reyes

Objective: To provide scientific, regulatory, technical, project management, and administrative assistance for a broad spectrum of regulatory activities in support of DMID clinical research activities.

Description: This initiative will support a broad spectrum of regulatory activities including:

  • Data and document collection and compilation for regulatory filing for investigational new drug applications and investigational device exemptions with the U.S. FDA
  • Compilation of data and documents needed to support a foreign regulatory filing
  • Technical writing, review, and report preparation
  • Computer information systems for tracking regulatory activities and for inventory purposes
  • General logistical support for regulatory activities, including meeting support
  • Design and conduct of educational activities and tools
  • Expert consultants and auditors

This infrastructure can be used to support other divisions within NIAID if a gap in the NIAID outbreak research response requires this resource.

Basic Research To Understand the Emerging Threat of Bunyavirus Infections

For the published request for applications, see the June 10, 2021 Guide notice, Promoting Bunyavirales Basic Science Research (R01, Clinical Trial Not Allowed).

Systems Approach To Understand Mechanisms of Heterogeneous Response to Influenza

For the published request for applications, check the April 27, 2021 Guide announcement, Systems Approach To Understand Mechanisms of Heterogeneous Response to Influenza (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed).

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) on Pan-Coronavirus Vaccine Development Program Projects

For the published notice of special interest, check the November 10, 2020 Guide notice, Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) on Pan-Coronavirus Vaccine Development Program Projects.

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI)—Research To Address Vaccine Hesitancy, Uptake, and Implementation Among Populations That Experience Health Disparities

For the published notice of special interest, check the December 17, 2020 Guide notice, Notice of Special Interest (NOSI)—Research To Address Vaccine Hesitancy, Uptake, and Implementation Among Populations That Experience Health Disparities.

Development of Monoclonal Antibody-Mediated Interventions To Combat Malaria

Note: NIAID topic for NIH SBIR contract solicitation.

Request for Proposals

Contact: Charles H. Jackson, Jr.

Development of Rapid Point-of-Care (POC) Diagnostics for Treponema pallidum

Note: NIAID topic for NIH SBIR contract solicitation.

Request for Proposals

Contact: Charles H. Jackson, Jr.

Improving Sample and Library Preparation for Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Diagnostics in Infectious Diseases

Note: NIAID topic for NIH SBIR contract solicitation.

Request for Proposals

Contact: Charles H. Jackson, Jr.

Point-of-Care (POC) Diagnostics for Antimicrobial Resistant (AMR) Enteric Bacterial and Parasitic Pathogens

Note: NIAID topic for NIH SBIR contract solicitation.

Request for Proposals

Contact: Charles H. Jackson, Jr.

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