Tuesday, 11 August, 2020
This emergency FOA from the NIH provides an expedited funding mechanism as part of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Radical (RADx-rad) initiative.
This request for applications will support the early stage development of an innovative platform that integrates bio-sensing with touchscreen or other digital devices to achieve detection and tracing of SARS-CoV-2 in real-time. Projects are expected to demonstrate proof-of-concept of SARS-CoV-2 detection with high sensitivity and specificity, sensor functionality, and automatic detection by touchscreen or other digital devices.
The proof-of-concept applications responding to this FOA should focus on innovative approaches and optimal strategies for virus sensing, signal conversion, and detection. The projects are expected to be built upon rigorous scientific rationale, to establish the technical feasibility, and to achieve the following four objectives within the two-year project period:
To achieve the goal of this FOA, the proposed project needs to be milestone driven and carried out by a multidisciplinary team with complementary expertise.
NIH intends to fund an estimate of 10 awards, corresponding to a total of $10 million, for fiscal years 2020, and 2021.
Application budgets are limited to $300,000 in direct costs annually.
NIH funding streams are open to domestic and non-domestic organisations both inside and outside the United States. The types of organisations eligible to apply includes public or private non-profit or for-profit organisations, including - but not limited to - public and private higher education institutions, hospitals and businesses.
The FOA opens to application on 15 August 2020 and has a single deadline of 15 September 2020 (17:00 local time of applicant organisation).
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