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Extramural Research Funding


Under the Medical Countermeasures Initiative (MCMi) extramural research component, FDA funds external organizations through its Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Advanced Research and Development of Regulatory Science. disclaimer icon


MCM research areas of interest under the BAA include:Organ-on-a-chip held between thumb and forefinger (image courtesy Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering)

  • Developing, characterizing, and qualifying animal models for MCM development
  • Modernizing tools to evaluate MCM product safety, efficacy, and quality
  • Developing and qualifying biomarkers of diseases or conditions
  • Enhancing emergency preparedness capabilities, including science response and risk  communication


We are currently accepting BAA responses until February 20, 2015, 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.


MCM awards to date under the BAA


Additional extramural awards