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Newsletter No. 114 - March 2009

NCI GUIDELINES FOR ARRA ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENTS
Applications for general administrative supplements for FY2009 must be submitted no later than July 1, 2009. Deadlines for FY 2010 are January 1 and May 1, 2010.
Grantees with active NIH research grants may request administrative supplements to accelerate the tempo of scientific research on active grants. Specific areas of interest include: equipment purchases, increasing clinical trials enrollment and capacity for data analysis, research employment opportunities, and comparative effectiveness research. The NCI expects to devote at least $10,000,000 to this ARRA supplement program. Also, for this initiative, NCI will accept requests from all types of grants (activity codes) unless otherwise noted in the NCI general guidance section. Award decisions will be made based upon 1) adherence to the economic stimulus goals of the ARRA, 2) scientific impact of the proposed research that falls within the scope of an NCI funded project, and 3) reasonableness of requested costs.
Mechanisms not eligible: F32, F33, K12, NCI Institutional Cancer Education and Career Development (R25) or R25T programs, K99 (in the final year of support), U13 and R13.
Please contact the Program Director assigned to the parent grant for questions related to scientific or programmatic content and to determine if the supplement fits within the approved scope of the project. Consult the NCI Guidance for program specific guidance for a number of grant mechanisms, such as cancer centers, training grants, CPTC Network, etc.
NIH will not consider requests which are solely to restore previously applied budget adjustments to a project nor to supplant institutional commitments supporting individuals and other costs previously committed to projects.
NCI will also be accepting administrative supplement requests solely for small equipment (<_24_100k29_ purchases.="" these="" requests="" should="" be="" submitted="" separately="" and="" will="" not="" count="" against="" the="" limit="" of="" one="" application="" per="" grant="" mechanism="" pi.=""></_24_100k29_>
Read the parent notice and the NCI Guidance to understand this initiative.
URL for NOT-OD-09-056: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-056.html
URL for NCI Guidance: http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/announcements/recoveryact/adminsupplements

NCI GUIDELINES FOR ARRA COMPETITIVE REVISIONS (NOT-OD-09-058).
Application Receipt Date: April 21, 2009
Those with active NIH research grants may submit competitive revision applications to support a significant expansion of scope or research protocol.  The NCI expects to devote at least $10,000,000 to this ARRA supplement program.  Also, for this initiative, NCI will accept requests from all types of grants (activity codes) except for fellowships (F), individual K awards, training grants (Ts) and Conference grants (R13s and U13s).
See the Additional Instructions for specific NCI guidance for Cancer Center Support Grants (P30), Cancer Train Grants (T32, K12, R25, R25T, and R25E), and NCI SBIR/STTR Phase II Grants. Combine instructions from all 3 web sites below. Consult your program director.
URL for NCI Guidelines: http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/announcements/recoveryact/competitiverevisions
URL for Additional Instructions: http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/announcements/recoveryact/competitiverevisions#general
URL for NOT-0D-09-058: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-058.html

RECOVERY ACT LIMITED COMPETITION FOR NIH GRANTS: RESEARCH AND RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE "GRAND OPPORTUNITIES" (RC2)
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: April 27, 2009
Application Due Date: May 27, 2009
The purpose of the "GO" grants program is to support high impact ideas that lend themselves to short-term funding, and may lay the foundation for new fields of investigation. The "GO" grants program will support large-scale research projects that accelerate critical breakthroughs, early and applied research on cutting-edge technologies, and new approaches to improve the synergy and interactions among multi and interdisciplinary research teams. The initiative seeks novel approaches in areas that address specific knowledge gaps, scientific opportunities, new technologies, data generation, or research methods that would benefit from an influx of funds to quickly advance the area in significant ways.Applicants may propose to address either a specific research question or propose the creation of a unique infrastructure/resource designed to accelerate scientific progress in the future. Only applications with budgets greater than $500,000 total costs per year for a project period of two years are expected to be considered. Approximately $200M of ARRA funds will be obligated.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-09-004.html
URL for NCI GO Guidelines: http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/announcements/recoveryact#go

RECOVERY ACT LIMITED COMPETITION: BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CORE CENTERS TO ENHANCE RESEARCH RESOURCES (P30 - FACULTY RECRUITMENT) (RFA-OD-09-005)
This award is designed to support Core Center Grants. This program will provide funding to develop the resources necessary to conduct relevant research projects, including funds for hiring and providing appropriate start-up packages for newly-independent investigators. NCI expects to make up to a total of 10 awards with funding of approximately $8 million in total costs each year for the two year period FY2009 and FY2010.
URL for RFA-OD-09-005: temporarily removed: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-09-005.html
URL for IC Guidelines: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/contacts/RFA-OD-09-005_contacts.htm

NCI - ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS (ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENTS)
Application Receipt Date: May 1, 2009
Those with NCI-funded research projects may apply for funding to support new multidisciplinary scientific collaborations among NCI grantees, as well as with other members of the scientific community, in cancer biology, cancer control and population sciences, cancer surveillance, cancer prevention, health services and outcomes research, and cancer treatment and diagnosis. Those considering applying must consult their program director of the parent grant.
URL for Guidelines: http://dcb.nci.nih.gov/downloads/NCIAPRC_Guidelines_2009.pdf

NIH ANNOUNCES THE AVAILABILITY OF RECOVERY ACT FUNDS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENTS PROVIDING SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR STUDENTS AND SCIENCE EDUCATORS (NOT-OD-09-060)
Application Receipt Date: April 27, 2009, then open
Those with active NIH research grants may request administrative supplements to encourage students to pursue research careers in the health-related sciences, as well as provide elementary, middle, and high school teachers, community college faculty, and faculty from non-research institutions with short-term research experiences in NIH-funded laboratories. Contact the program director of the parent grant.
There are specific guidelines and contacts for Minority Institution/Cancer Center Partnerships.
URL for NOT-OD-09-060: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-060.html
URL for NCI Guidelines: http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/announcements/recoveryact/adminsupplements_summer