A new NIH-FDA partnership strives to narrow the gap between scientific discovery and new therapies. Its centerpiece is a joint NIH Roadmap request for applications slated to award $6.75 million for cooperative agreements over three years, $6 million of which is from NIH. To learn more about the goals of this initiative, see the March 11, 2010, Guide notice for details. Also, see the February 24, 2010, NIH press release, "NIH and FDA Announce Collaborative Initiative to Fast-Track Innovations to the Public".
Source: NIAID Funding News, March 17, 2010