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Human Islet Distribution Coordinating Center (UC4)

Post Date

March 31st 2016

Application Due Date

November 22nd 2016

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories

Food and Nutrition

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories

State Governments
County Governments
City or Township Governments
Special District Governments
Independent School Districts
Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Governments
Public Housing Authorities or Indian Housing Authorities
Non-Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Organizations
Non-Profits With 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)
Non-Profits Without 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)
Private Institutions of Higher Education
For-Profit Organizations (Except Small Businesses)
Small Businesses

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); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed.


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $None - $1300000

Grant Description

This FOA invites applications for continuation of a coordinating center for the Integrated Islet Distribution Program (IIDP). The IIDP facilitates the distribution of human cadaveric islets for biomedical research. The IIDP coordinating center (IIDP-CC) will subcontract with qualified islet isolation facilities to prepare and distribute human islets, and will manage an application process to establish investigator eligibility to receive islets. The IIDP-CC will maintain a roster of researchers approved to receive islets, implement a notification system informing investigators of islet availability, manage a cost recovery system through fees collected from islet recipients, and oversee quality control processes to monitor and improve the quality of islets distributed across the program. Human islets are an essential resource for diabetes research, both to advance our understanding of human islet cell biology and to develop therapies for the treatment of diabetes. The IIDP coordinating center provides critical services to the research community by enhancing access to human islets and by fostering improved standardization and quality of this important research resource.

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