June 2021 Trans-Divisional 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) 2022 Concepts

Limited Competition Emergency Awards—Shared Personal Protective Equipment Resources for COVID-19-Related Vaccine and Treatment Clinical Trials and Clinical Studies

For the published program announcement with special receipt, referral, and/or review considerations, see the July 16, 2021 Guide announcement, Limited Competition Emergency Awards: Shared Personal Protective Equipment Resources for COVID-19 Related Vaccine and Treatment Clinical Trials and Clinical Studies (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed).

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI)—Primary Caregiver Technical Assistance Supplements (PCTAS)

Notice of Special Interest—proposed FY 2022 initiative

Contact: Raushanah Newman

Objective: The overall goal of the Primary Caregiver Technical Assistance Supplements (PCTAS) program is to help an eligible postdoctoral scientist maintain high productivity in an NIAID-funded laboratory while engaging in primary caregiving responsibilities for a child or ailing relative. To accomplish this goal, the PCTAS program is designed to hire a technician to work with the postdoctoral scientist on his or her project and have the ability to devote full-time effort while maintaining productivity.

Description: NIAID recognizes that postdoctoral scientists with young children or ailing relatives are sometimes unable to focus completely on their research activities because of primary caregiving responsibilities. As a result, these circumstances may delay an individual’s transition to an independent career or reduce his or her scientific productivity at critical periods. Principal investigators may request additional funds to hire a mid- to senior-level technician to fill in when the postdoctoral scientist is required to be away from the lab to fulfill caregiver responsibilities.

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