Support for Nucleic Acid-Based Approach in Developing Flu Vaccine Platforms

Funding News Edition: January 08, 2020
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NIAID aims to support research projects that develop preventive nucleic acid-based vaccine platforms to protect against seasonal or pandemic influenza. Ideally, these platforms will allow for flexible, nimble, large-scale production of vaccines that can also meet the rapid manufacturing requirements needed during an influenza pandemic.

As described in Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Development of Nucleic Acid-Based Vaccines Against Seasonal and/or Pandemic Influenza, we encourage applicants to propose such research through the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs):

Several candidate nucleic acid-based vaccines are already entering clinical trials, though NIAID remains interested in further preclinical development. NIAID will also consider nucleic acid-based vaccines that encode prophylactic monoclonal antibodies.

Should you apply in response to this NOSI, you must include “NOT-AI-20-017” (without quotation marks) in the Agency Routing Identifier field (box 4B) of the SF 424 R&R form. Otherwise, follow the due dates and other administrative requirements of the FOA through which you submit your application.

The first available due dates through this NOSI’s linked FOAs are February 5 for R01 applications, March 16 for R21 applications, and April 6 for small business applications. The NOSI will remain open through September 8, 2021.

If you have any questions, reach out to Dr. Jennifer Gordon, NIAID’s scientific contact for the NOSI.

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