Pilot/Developmental Project Program—Letter of Intent Announcement
The University of Maryland Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) is a large center grant (P50) awarded by FDA/NIH to the University of Maryland College Park and The Battelle Public Health Center for Tobacco Research. Additional collaborators are at George Mason University and the University of Maryland Baltimore.
The Center seeks to develop improved models (broadly defined) to inform tobacco product regulatory strategies. Tobacco regulatory science involves the application of the best available science to specific regulatory questions (see http://www.fda.gov/tobacco). Examples (just samples) of some such questions are:
Is the marketing of a new product appropriate for the protection of public health?
Do differences between a new product and a predicate product raise different questions of public health?
Will the product as it is actually used by consumers reduce the harm and risk of tobacco-related disease?
The focus of the UMD/Battelle TCORS is on standard, new (emerging) and manipulated tobacco/nicotine products.
Letter of Intent (LOI) must include:
Amount Requested—Total Cost (Direct costs and Indirect costs)
Principal Investigator Name(s), Title(s), Institution(s)/Affiliation(s), Complete contact information
Research Mentor(s) (if part of a training program)
One-Page Brief Project Summary (including background, hypotheses or research questions, methods)
Submit Letter of Intent to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by June 15, 2016 at 5 P.M. E.S.T.
Letter of Intent Announcement: April 15, 2016
Letter of Intent to Respond Due: June 15, 2016
Internal TCORS & FDA Review: June/July 2016
Invitation to Submit Proposals: July 15, 2016
Proposals Due: August 15, 2016
Notice of Award: September 1, 2016
The University of Maryland Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science reserves the right to revise this schedule.