Current & Upcoming Awards

Attention! The Request for Applications (RFAs) and forms for Letters of Intent for FAMRI Clinical Innovator Awards and Young Clinical Scientist Awards are now available. Please visit in order to download the 2015 FAMRI RFAs and submit a Letter of Intent.

This year, FAMRI will limit the subject matter of applications to the effect of secondhand tobacco smoke exposure on upper and lower respiratory diseases. The only proposals that will be considered for full proposal submission will focus on the following topic areas:

  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Microbiome Involvement
  • Inflammation
  • Immunology

FAMRI is interested in clinical and translational research, from basic molecular mechanisms of disease to occupational health.

Letters of Intent will be required for 2015 FAMRI grant proposal submissions; no full proposal submissions will be invited without a Letter of Intent. Amongst other things, the Letter of Intent will require a short statement in layman terms of what the potential applicant hopes to accomplish through the proposed project and why FAMRI should select the grant proposal over many others with scientific merit. The Letter of Intent submission process also requires a signed statement from both the authorized institutional official and the applicant that they can accept the terms of FAMRI's non-negotiable Grant Agreement. The Letters of Intent, including the signed statement of acceptance of the Grant Agreement, are due by 5 p.m. EDT on July 30, 2015.

If your LOI is approved you will be notified by August 21, 2015 and will receive a username and password for full proposal submission. Full proposals will be due by 5 PM EDT, October 8, 2015.

Please note that applicants can only submit one Letter of Intent. In addition, FAMRI does not accept submissions from PIs who are currently being funded by a FAMRI award; however, if their grants end by June 30, 2016, then they are eligible to apply.

Any questions regarding the Letter of Intent submission process or the 2015 FAMRI RFAs should be sent by e-mail to with the subject line FAMRI Peer Review 2015-16.

Thank you.

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