National Institutes of Health

NIH: Centers of Excellence for Research on CAM (P01)

Program Summary

The purpose of NCCAM's Centers of Excellence for Research on CAM (CERC; P01) program is to support multidisciplinary, synergistic, multi-project research programs that have strong potential to advance the mission of NCCAM and to increase understanding of the mechanisms of action, optimal application, safety, efficacy and/or effectiveness of complementary/alternative medicine (CAM).  Each proposed CERC should have a well-defined, central research focus or objective that is of high priority to NCCAM,  For a successful CERC application, the relevant research area(s) must be sufficiently mature to be able to effectively leverage this multi-project mechanism.


Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed.

Award Information

NCCAM anticipates making approximately 2 - 3 awards yearly for the duration of this FOA (2014). It is strongly recommended that applicants not request a budget of more than $1,250,000 in direct costs per year. These costs are exclusive of subcontract facilities and administrative costs. The maximum project period for these awards is 5 years. Starting with new and renewal P01 grants reviewed and funded in fiscal year 2013, only one more renewal will be allowed.

Internal Selection Procedure
The Office of the Vice President for Research has established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
1. A two page CV
2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
  1. Additional pages may be added for references
  2. Please be sure the project is identified on each page and number the pages.
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Tuesday, September 25, 2012.


Proposal Due to OVPRED07/31/2012 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF09/18/2012
Date Due to Sponsor09/25/2012
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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