NIAID Clinical Trial Support

First, a reminder that NIAID now requires all investigator-initiated clinical trial grant proposals to be submitted through the R34 mechanism (clinical trial planning grant), and that only PIs with funded R34 awards can submit proposals for funding through the U01 mechanism (cooperative agreement). In other words, no more investigator-initiated R21 or R01 clinical trial proposals.

Second, an offer for funding extensions for currently (& futurely) awarded NIAID clinical trials that avoids the complexities and anxieties of a Type 2 competitive renewal.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see more ICs offer these competitive renewal work-arounds to avoid losing productive investigators to budget shortfalls and study section politics.


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