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Limited Submission: Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC) Coordinating Center (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The goal of this FOA is to support a Coordinating Center for the Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC) program.


The goal of this FOA is to support a Coordinating Center for the Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC) program. The HIPC program, supported through a separate FOA, will consist of 5-8 multi-project cooperative agreement (U19) awardees that will measure the diversity and commonalities of human immune responses under a variety of conditions and longitudinally using high-throughput systems immunology approaches coupled with detailed clinical phenotyping in well-characterized human cohorts. The HIPC Coordinating Center supported by this FOA will be responsible for: coordinating cross-HIPC data integration, analysis, and visualization; developing and maintaining a public HIPC website and knowledgebase to support cross-HIPC data analysis and visualization; and fostering collaborations amongst HIPC-funded investigators by managing the HIPC subcommittees and an Infrastructure and Opportunity Fund to support collaborative studies.

Please read the full program announcement before preparing your internal application.

Award Amount

  • Application budgets are limited to $1,200,000 direct costs per year; and additional $600,000 per year in direct costs will be reserved to support cross-collaborative IOF projects amongst the HIPC program investigators.
  • The project period is 5 years.
  • NIAID intends to commit $1.8M in Direct Costs in FY 2022 to fund 1 award, which includes support of the Infrastructure and Opportunity Fund (IOF).


  • Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.
  • For institutions/organizations proposing multiple PDs/PIs, visit the Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy and submission details in the Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Component of the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.

Selection Criteria

Please read through the full review criteria before preparing your internal application.

Limitation Details

An Institution may submit one proposal.

If you are interested in submitting for this program, you must first submit an internal application to according to the required instructions below.

Internal Applications must include the following:

  • A cover page listing
    • The name of this funding opportunity and title of your proposal
    • Your name, UGA position, home department, email, and UGA contact information
    • Collaborator names, positions, and institutions (if any)
    • Indicate whether or not you have submitted to this program in the past. If so, please provide a copy of the review at the end of the internal application.
  • A (maximum two-page) proposal summary that addresses the program’s specific selection criteria.
  • One paragraph describing why this proposal should be UGA’s submission (i.e., why it will be the most competitive for this program)
  • Curriculum vitae

Internal Selection

Limited Submission announcements often generate multiple competing proposals.  UGA reviewers judge proposals as they would in any peer review process, so PIs are urged to put their best foot forward.  Along with typical criteria, reviewers will evaluate internal proposals based on their fit with the sponsor’s articulated goals and criteria.

Internal Submission Instructions

The above internal application materials should be submitted via email as a single .PDF file to by the internal deadline listed above.


Please submit questions regarding the internal competition to

For questions directly related to this program, please contact the following program officers:

Alison Deckhut Augustine, Ph.D.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Telephone: 240-627-3475

Alkis Togias, M.D.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Telephone: 240-627-3587

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