Author: Hongwei Gao

Hongwei’s scientific expertise is focused on pathoimmunology. He manages multicomponent grants supported through the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program.

Posts by Hongwei Gao

Funding Opportunity: Urgent Competitive Revisions to IDeA-CTR Awards to Address the Continuing Need for Documenting COVID-19-Related Patient Outcomes


We’re pleased to announce a new notice of special interest (NOSI) (NOT-GM-21-050) to address the urgent need for documenting COVID-19-related outcomes of patients, including those suffering from health disparities, which helps foster COVID-19-related clinical research. Competitive revisions to active IDeA-CTR (U54) awards will be considered for the purpose of sustaining and strengthening the IDeA state COVID-19 patient registry, a component of the National COVID Cohort Collaborative.

Applications are due by June 18, 2021. If you have any questions about this NOSI, please contact Hongwei Gao.

Funding Opportunities: Urgent Competitive Revisions to IDeA and NARCH Programs for SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance Studies


UPDATE: The slides [PDF] and video from this webinar are now available.

We’re pleased to announce the availability of supplements to active INBRE (P20), COBRE (P20, P30), IDeA-CTR (U54), and NARCH (S06) awards for sequencing-based surveillance studies of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to track variants circulating in communities the IDeA and NARCH programs serve. The supplements will support SARS-CoV-2 viral genome sequencing and analysis studies. Projects are expected to expand on or collaborate with ongoing SARS-CoV-2 testing studies or programs in order to leverage resources and deliver results quickly to help address the urgent challenge.

Applications are due by March 31, 2021; see NOT-GM-21-031 for additional details.

If you have any questions about this supplement opportunity, please contact me.

Webinar for IDeA-CTR Program Applicants


UPDATE: The video and slides [PDF] from the IDeA-CTR webinar are now available.

If you’re preparing an Institutional Development Award Networks for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR) grant application for the October 7 receipt date, don’t miss our upcoming webinar:

Thursday, August 6, 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET

During the webinar, IDeA program staff will answer your questions about changes in the goals, objectives, and organizational structures of the IDeA-CTR program, as described in the funding opportunity announcement. Principal investigators who plan to submit new or renewal applications are encouraged to attend.

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Funding Opportunity: Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase 3


We’re pleased to announce that the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase 3 funding opportunity announcement (FOA) (PAR-20-115) has been reissued.

COBRE supports thematic, multidisciplinary research centers that establish and strengthen institutional biomedical research capacity in IDeA-eligible states through three sequential 5-year phases.  

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