In the pursuit of alcohol-related research, resources are occasionally developed that are used by and benefit the broader alcohol research community and are shared with scientists at both the resource developer's home institution and at external institutions.
for maintenance of these resources is often provided through a Regular Research Project Grant (R01) award or the core of an Alcohol Research Center (P50), situations may arise in which continued support of the resource through any or all of these instruments is not feasible.
For example, demand for the resource by individuals from outside the home institution may exceed the capacity of support available through an investigator's R01 or an institution's P5 0. As well, the developers of the resource may have a reduced need for the resource, while other investigators continue to benefit from the resource.
The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide general support of already established research resources that serve the alcohol research community.
Under special circumstances, the mechanism may be used to support development of a new resource.
It is anticipated that the request for resource support through the research resource grant (R24) mechanism will occur on an infrequent basis and only in circumstances where other mechanisms of support from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) are not appropriate.
Applicants must demonstrate an interest in the resource by investigators from at least three different institutions, one of which may be their home institution.