EGRP News Flash - March 18, 2009

Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Competitive Revision Applications and Administrative Supplements

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced three new funding opportunities made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Approximately $1 billion of ARRA funds will be obligated by September 30, 2010, to support requests submitted in response to these Notices or any reissuance of them.

The Notices, which appear in the NIH GUIDE FOR GRANTS AND CONTRACTS, are to provide:

We are sending you this News Flash in order to maximize the time you have to apply for funds. You'll note that some details specific to NCI and other Institutes and Centers (IC) are not known yet, and you should frequently check the following Web pages for updates: http://grants.nih.gov/recovery/External Web Site Policy and http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/funding/announcements/recoveryactExternal Web Site Policy.

Summary information on the three funding opportunities follows:

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Funds Available for Competitive Revision Applications (Formerly Called Competitive Supplements)

Investigators and United States institutions/organizations with active NIH-supported research project grants, including the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs, are invited to submit revision applications (formerly termed competitive supplements) to support a significant expansion of the scope or research protocol of approved and funded projects. The deadline for receipt of revision applications is April 21, 2009. Resubmissions will only be accepted if this notice is reissued.

This opportunity is open to active NIH Research Grants, Program Project Grants, Center Grants, Cooperative Agreements, Training Grants, and Institutional Career Development Awards. The parent grant must be active at the time the revision application is submitted, and the research proposed in the revision must be accomplished within the current competitive segment. Applications from foreign institutions are not permitted.

Revision applications must be for costs to support new research objectives and aims that are OUTSIDE of the scope of the approved parent grant. A request for funds to support work WITHIN the general scope of the peer-reviewed activities and aims approved within the parent grant should be submitted as an administrative supplement. (See the below announcement about administrative supplements.)

Potential applicants should review the instructions for revision applications issued by their funding IC before responding to this Notice. Some ICs will consider revision applications only in target areas identified on their Web sites. Frequently check this NIH Web pageExternal Web Site Policy for updated information from NCI.

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Funds Available for Administrative Supplements

Investigators and United States institutions/organizations with active NIH Research Grants are invited to request administrative supplements for the purpose of accelerating the tempo of scientific research on active grants. This announcement invites applications for administrative supplements to active NIH Research Grants and Research Program and Center Grants (Ps), as well as Career Development Awards (Ks), Institutional Training Grants (Ts), Cooperative Agreements (Us), and Educational Development Awards.

The parent grant must be active and the research/scientific activities proposed in the supplement must be accomplished within the current competitive segment. The proposed supplement MUST be within the general scope of the peer-reviewed activities and aims approved within the parent grant, including projects on a no-cost extension. While supplemental funds may be awarded to grants during a no-cost extension, the period of support cannot extend beyond the award period for the additional time that was granted. Applications from foreign institutions are not permitted.

The funds requested must be WITHIN the general scope of the peer-reviewed activities and aims approved within the parent grant. A request to support new research objectives and aims that are outside of the scope of the approved parent grant are not appropriate and should be submitted as a competitive revision application. (See the preceding announcement about competitive revision applications.)

Individual NIH ICs have more detailed eligibility information on their Web sites. Some ICs will consider administrative supplements only in target areas identified on their Web sites. There are no limits to the number of administrative supplement requests that may be submitted by an institution or Project Director/Principal Investigator although individual ICs may limit eligibility in accordance with the policies listed on their Web site.

Applications may be submitted throughout FY2009 and FY2010; however, note that some NIH ICs may have specific deadlines for submission of administrative supplements as listed on their Web sites. To be considered for an administrative supplement, submit a request in writing to the Institute/Center, not to NIH's Division of Receipt and Referral, Center for Scientific Review (CSR). Links to IC Web pages containing more details such as eligibility, important dates, and contact information will be available through this NIH Web pageExternal Web Site Policy.

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Funds Available for Administrative Supplements Providing Summer Experiences for Students and Science Educators

Investigators and United States institutions/organizations with active NIH Research Grants are invited to request administrative supplements for the purpose of promoting job creation, economic development, and accelerating the pace and achievement of scientific research. These supplements will also encourage students to seriously pursue research careers in the health-related sciences, as well as provide elementary, middle school, and high school teachers, community college faculty, and faculty from non-research intensive institutions with short-term research experiences in NIH-funded laboratories.

This announcement is for administrative supplements to active NIH Research Grants, Research Program and Center Grants (Ps), and Cooperative Agreements (Us). Individual NIH ICs have more detailed eligibility information on their own websites.

The parent grant must be active and the research experience proposed in the supplement must be accomplished within the current competitive segment. The proposed supplement MUST be within the general scope of the peer-reviewed activities and aims approved within the parent grant, including projects on a no-cost extension.

Generally, students and science educators supported under these supplements are not required to be U.S. citizens. However, some parent grants eligible for supplementation under this Notice may have unique citizenship requirements, and these citizenship requirements will apply to any supplement awarded under this Notice.

There are no limits to the number of administrative supplement requests that may be submitted by an institution or Project Director/Principal Investigator although individual ICs may limit eligibility in accordance with the policies listed on their Web page. To be considered for an administrative supplement, submit a request in writing to the Institute/Center, not to NIH's Division of Receipt and Referral, CSR.

Potential applicants should review the instructions for revision applications issued by their funding IC before responding to this Notice. Some ICs will consider administrative supplements only in target areas identified on their Web sites.

Applications may be submitted throughout FY2009 and FY2010. However, note that some NIH ICs may have specific deadlines for submission of administrative supplements as listed on their own Web sites. Links to IC Web pages containing more details such as eligibility, important dates, and contact information will be available through this NIH Web pageExternal Web Site Policy.

Access the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts:

  • NOT-OD-09-058External Web Site Policy (Competitive Revision Applications)
  • NOT-OD-09-060External Web Site Policy (Administrative Supplements)
  • NOT-OD-09-060External Web Site Policy (Administrative Supplements Providing Summer Research Experiences for Students and Science Educators)

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