Call for Proposals: Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Call for New Developmental Project Proposals by the

Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD)

supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

CIFASD is soliciting potential new investigators through its development/pilot research project mechanism. The mission of CIFASD is to inform and develop effective interventions and treatment options, mechanistic studies, and diagnostic approaches of FASD through multidisciplinary research involving basic, behavioral and clinical investigators and projects. CIFASD is directed by Edward Riley and funded through the NIAAA. Funds are available to support developmental projects for up to two years at $50,000 - $100,000 in direct costs per year. Selected projects will begin on June 1, 2015. Funding of a project for a second year is contingent on good progress during the first year. Developmental projects are administered through CIFASD's Administrative Core. As this is a consortium of investigators, how your proposed developmental project interrelates to existing projects is a prime consideration. For details on CIFASD's current research projects, please visit our website

To be eligible for consideration, you must be a member of a college or university, or a recognized research institute. There are no limitations in terms of your geographical location.

Interested investigators should submit a biosketch (NIH format) and a 1-page letter of intent including a brief description of the proposed research, anticipated project duration and total budget amount, details on how the project would interrelate with the current goals of CIFASD, and the CIFASD resources the project may require. PDF versions of the PI’s biosketch and the 1-page letter of intent should be emailed with the subject line ‘CIFASD 2015’ no later than December 1, 2014. Letters of intent may be submitted online at

CIFASD Developmental Project Selection Timeline

  • ·       December 1, 2014: Letters of intent & PI biosketches due
  • ·       January 5, 2015: Initial review completed & full proposals from selected projects requested via email
  • ·       February 2: Full proposals due from selected projects
  • ·       March 27: Final notifications emailed
  • ·       June 1, 2015: Start date for selected projects


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