September 1, 2014 Submission Deadline

A one page pre-application (excluding the cover page, biosketches and literature references) is due September 1, 2014 or December 15, 2014 to: or

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M-CERSI intends to fund eight (8) Science Exchange and Conference Grants (up to $5,000 per award).  The aim of M-CERSI Science Exchange and Conference Grants is to promote scientific exchange between the FDA scientists and academic scientists, as well as industrial scientists.  It is expected that the activity involves FDA scientists, academic scientists, and also preferably industrial scientists, concerning a current regulatory science topic.  The activity can be held either at a University of Maryland campus, the FDA main campus in White Oak, or elsewhere.  Two types of activities are exchanges (e.g. visits by UM staff to FDA and/or FDA staff to UM) and conferences (e.g. at UM or FDA).

All awards are meant to develop innovative technologies and concepts that advance the FDA in three specific areas:

  • Improving pre-clinical assessments of safety and efficacy
  • Ensuring readiness to evaluate innovative and emerging technologies
  • Harnessing diverse data through information sciences to improve health outcomes *Addressing minority health and health disparities

Pre-applications will be evaluated by an M-CERSI committee.

For questions please contact:

Ann Anonsen
CERSI Research Coordinator

Published July 25, 2014