NIH Regional Seminar Baltimore, MD June 28, 2013 Finding and Understanding NIH’s Funding Opportunities Christopher L. Hatch, Ph.D. Chief Program Coordination and Referral Branch (PCRB) Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) National Cancer Institute (NCI) National Institutes of Health (NIH).
NIH Regional SeminarBaltimore, MDJune 28, 2013Finding and UnderstandingNIH’s Funding OpportunitiesChristopher L. Hatch, Ph.D.ChiefProgram Coordination and Referral Branch (PCRB)Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)National Cancer Institute (NCI)National Institutes of Health (NIH)
An FOA is a publicly available document by which a U.S. Federal agency makes known its intentions to award grants or cooperative agreements, usually as a result of competition for funds.
On May 3rd, there were 973 active NIH-issued FOAs, of which 833 (86%) were PAs/PARs and 140 (14%) were RFAs.
The number of active FOAs issued by specific NIH institutes or centers (ICs) ranged from 0 to 96 and the number of active RFAs issued by specific ICs ranged from 0 to 14.
Notices in the NIH Guide are used to announce:
A Notice that announces a change to an FOA is always added as a hyperlinked “Related Notice” on the first page of the FOA.
Examples of PA Numbering:
PA-13-008 or PAR-12-249 or PAS-11-101
Examples of RFA Numbering:
RFA-CA-13-005 or RFA-HL-12-010
Examples of Notice Numbering:
NOT-OD-13-125 or NOT-DK-12-023
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)https://www.cfda.gov/
93.113 = Environmental Health
93.121 = Oral Diseases and Disorders Research
93.172 = Human Genome Research
93.242 = Mental Health Research Grants
93.273 = Alcohol Research Programs
93.279 = Drug Abuse and Addition Research Programs
93.361 = Nursing Research
93.395 = Cancer Treatment Research
93.396 = Cancer Biology Research
93.837 = Cardiovascular Diseases Research
93.838 = Lung Diseases Research
When the NIH and other HHS Agencies moved from paper to electronic grant applications, they issued omnibus Parent announcements for use by applicants who wish to submit what were formerly termed “unsolicited” and/or “investigator-initiated” applications (because all applications must now be submitted in response to FOAs).
Responding to such an omnibus or umbrella Parent FOA (or any other FOA) ensures that the correct application package is used by the applicant(s) and enables NIH to receive the application from Grants.gov.
NIH currently has 23 active Parent Program Announcements (PAs), each for a specific grant mechanism (or activity code).
Five Categories of Parent PAs:
Research (R) Announcements (R01; R03; R13/U13; R15; R21; R41/R42; R43/R44);
Research Training (T) Announcements (T32; T35);
Career Development (K) Announcements (K01; K02; K07; K08; K23; K24; K25; K99/R00);
Fellowship (F) Announcements (F30; F31; F31-Diversity; F32; F33);
Administrative Supplements Announcement (for all activity codes).
Three important Parent PAs are:
PA-11-260, NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01), on which 20 NIH Institutes/Centers (ICs) participate;
PA-11-261, NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21), on which 18 ICs participate; and
PA-11-262, NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03), on which 11 ICs participate.
In addition to the Parent R01 PA, there are 284 active R01 FOAs for specific topics*.
In addition to the Parent R21 PA, there are 203 active R21 FOAs for specific topics*.
In addition to the Parent R03 PA, there are 86 active R03 FOAs for specific topics*.
*number determined on May 3, 2013.
Part 1. Overview InformationPart 2. Full Text of the AnnouncementSection I. Funding Opportunity DescriptionSection II. Award InformationSection III. Eligibility InformationSection IV. Application and Submission Info.Section V. Application Review InformationSection VI. Award Administration InformationSection VII. Agency ContactsSection VIII. Other Information
It is critical that applicants follow the instructions in the SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide, except where instructed to do otherwise (in this FOA or in a Notice from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts)…
A compatible version of Adobe Reader is required for download. For assistance downloading this or any Grants.gov application package, please contact Grants.gov Customer Support at http://www07.grants.gov/contactus/contactus.jsp.
Apply for Grant Electronically
1. Requesting an Application Package
2. Content and Form of Application Submission
3. Submission Dates and Times
4. Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372)
5. Funding Restrictions
6. Other Submission Requirements and Information
Scored Review Criteria (Significance; Investigator[s]; Innovation; Approach; Environment)
Additional Review Criteria (Human Subjects; Women, Minorities, Children; Vertebrate Animals; Biohazards; Resubmissions; Renewals; Revisions)
Additional Review Considerations (Foreign Applications; Select Agent Research; Resource Sharing Plans; Budget and Period of Support)
2. Review and Selection Process
3. Anticipated Announcement and Award Dates
1. Award Notices
2. Administrative and National Policy Statements
Cooperative Agreement Terms and Conditions of Award
We encourage inquiries concerning this funding opportunity and welcome the opportunity to answer questions from potential applicants.
Application Submission Contacts
Grants.gov Customer Support
eRA Commons Help Desk
Program Officer(s) – name(s) and contact information
(sometimes through hyperlinks to NIH web pages)
Peer Review Contact(s)
Scientific Review Officer or Referral Officer – name and contact info.
Financial/Grants Management Contact(s)
Grants Management Officer or Specialist – name and contact info.