US National Institutes of Health: Limited Competition: Human Heredity and Health in Africa Consortium Biorepository (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This opportunity uses the U24 Resource-Related Research Projects – Cooperative Agreements funding mechanism

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: RFA-RM-18-020

The purpose of this announcement is to call for U24 cooperative agreement applications that will request funding to further develop and sustain up to three H3Africa Biorepositories, building upon existing infrastructure. The H3Africa Biorepositories will continue to have the responsibility of maintaining state of the art methods and technologies for DNA collection, processing, quality control, handling, management and storage and providing support services needed for bio-specimen collection and dissemination in Africa.

They may also propose collection and handling of specimen types including but not limited to PBMCs, plasma, serum etc.

Biorepositories will coordinate closely with H3Africa research projects and the H3Africa Bioinformatics network (H3ABioNet) to ensure responsible stewardship of high quality biological specimens linked to well-curated phenotypic and genomic data.

Funding & Duration

Application budgets need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project and are limited to a total of USD $2.5M (approx. AUD $3.41M) over three years with no more than $1M (approx. AUD $1.36M) in any one year.


Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply.

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