National Institutes of Health

NIH: Atopic Dermatitis Research Network (ADRN) (U19)

Program Summary

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications from institutions to administer a multi-project, multi-institution program to conduct clinical research and provide the leadership and administrative responsibilities for the Atopic Dermatitis Research Network (ADRN). The ADRN conducts clinical research studies to better understand host defense mechanisms in the skin, by comparing responses to infections and vaccines, and underlying mechanisms, in healthy, non-atopic individuals vs. those with atopic dermatitis (AD). Such effects include skin barrier and adaptive and innate immune system responses to viral and bacterial infections, and genetic and epigenetic studies. The scope of research supported under this FOA will include the role of the microbiome in regulating host defense, and the development of clinical interventions to enhance host defense. The FOA will also support the conduct of longitudinal studies aiming at the identification of AD phenotypes pertaining to clinical presentation, skin and peripheral blood immunologic responses and patterns of cutaneous host defense. 


Only one application per institution is allowed.

Award Information

Cooperative agreement.  NIAID intends to commit $6 million total costs in FY 2015 to fund 1 award.  The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Internal Selection Procedure
The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Carver Collge of Medicine have 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, May 13, 2014. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Tuesday, July 8, 2014.


Proposal Due to OVPRED05/13/2014 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF07/01/2014
Date Due to Sponsor07/08/2014
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due Date06/08/2014
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