Funding Announcements

Updated:Aug 29,2014

AHA Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center

Current Funding Announcements

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Past Funding Announcements

American Heart Association TCORS Funding Opportunity

The American Heart Association Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science invites you to apply for funding opportunities for eligible Pilot projects (cycle of Sept. 2014 - Aug. 2015).

As a part of an on-going partnership, the FDA and NIH recently established 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS) for tobacco-related research. TCORS is a first-of-its-kind program of tobacco regulatory science, designed to generate research to inform the regulation of tobacco products to protect public health and train the next generation of tobacco regulatory scientists. This effort is expected to provide scientific evidence in the following seven tobacco-related research areas:

  • Diversity of tobacco products;
  • Reducing addiction;
  • Reducing toxicity and carcinogenicity,
  • Adverse health consequences;
  • Communications;
  • Marketing of tobacco products; and
  • Economics and policies

This research will help update and evaluate FDA’s prior, ongoing, and potential future tobacco regulatory activities. The projects should contribute to the science base that FDA will use to develop meaningful product regulation, which in turn will reduce the toll of tobacco-related disease, disability, and death.

The American Heart Association is one of the 14 recipients of this grant (The American Heart Association Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center: A-TRAC). A-TRAC is focused on assessing the effects of tobacco products on cardiovascular health and disease, as well as communication and marketing approaches related to the use, distribution and sale of tobacco products and intervention strategies suitable for cessation of tobacco product use in both general and minority populations. A-TRAC invites applications for pilot projects focused on target areas consistent with the A-TRAC mission. There will be a two-phase selection process comprised of pre-selection of eligible projects by the program directors and peer review of these to choose four final projects for funding in this application cycle.

Projects are encouraged from the entire spectrum of scientific disciplines including basic, translational, behavioral, population and epidemiological, community, and clinical investigations, relevant to research on the effects of tobacco use on stroke and cardiovascular health and disease, as well as proposals in the area of tobacco regulatory science research.

View the program description for additional details. All applications will be submitted using Grants@Heart. The deadline for submitting pilot project applications is August 22, 2014. For any additional information about A-TRAC, contact Anshula Kesh or call 214.706.1031.

Texas Youth and Young Adult Tobacco Regulatory Science Training and Education Program

The University of Texas School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus has a new and unique training and education opportunity for post-doctoral fellows. The new Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science (TCORS) on Youth and Young Adults, funded by the NIH and FDA, has opportunities for individuals interested in a career in Tobacco Regulatory Science to become scholars at our campus. Two post-doctoral level fellows will be selected this spring for a 12-month fellowship, with opportunity for renewal up to 36 consecutive months.
This training and education experience will prepare fellows for careers in Tobacco Regulatory Science as independent investigators.  Applicants must be U.S citizens or permanent residents.

To learn about the new field of Tobacco Regulatory Science visit the website for the NIH/FDA funded Centers:

For more details and requirements of the fellowship, and/or an application, please contact Kacey Hanson, Project Coordination.  Applications are due June 1, 2014.