Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications for Centers of Excellence for Research Relevant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (P50)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Cancer Institute
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), in conjunction with other IC partners, intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to establish Centers for tobacco regulatory science to conduct programs of multidisciplinary research that will aid the development and evaluation of tobacco product regulations.
The Centers program will conduct research that addresses research priorities related to the regulatory authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). Support for the Centers will come from funds provided to NIH through the FDA CTP to support tobacco regulatory science as per the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA), Public Law 111-31. The NIH and the FDA have formed an interagency partnership to foster regulatory science. Within the framework of the Tobacco Control Act, the FDA and NIH share interest in supporting science that can assist the FDA in the development and evaluation of tobacco product regulations. Projects resulting from this FOA are expected to serve the FDA by generating relevant findings and data needed to inform the regulation of the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products to protect public health. Consistent with the FDA CTP mission, this FOA seeks research centers that address such topics as: the diversity of tobacco products, reducing addiction, reducing toxicity and carcinogenicity, adverse health consequences, communications, marketing of tobacco products, and economics and policies.
To see the notice of intent visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-DA-12-007.html.
Also see the NIH Web site for additional information http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/nih-fda.