Small Vessel Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID) Biomarkers Development Projects (UH2/UH3)


The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support research that evaluates and further develops candidate predictive, diagnostic, target engagement and progression candidate biomarkers of small vessel cerebrovascular disease in human vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) and vascular/Alzheimer's mixed dementias. Biomarkers development projects funded under this FOA, with support from the Coordinating Center (RFA-NS-16-019), will: study biomarkers as individual projects and concurrently establish the interactive consortium (UH2, years 1-2); and then work together as a consortium to perform collaborative cross-project multi-disciplinary studies to further evaluate and develop the most promising biomarker candidates (UH3, years 3-5) to the point of being ready for large scale multi-site clinical validation studies including towards FDA qualification of small vessel VCID biomarkers for phase II and phase III clinical trials (to be carried out under future separate funding).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: National Institutes of Health
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
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Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $750,000.00


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