Administrative Supplements to Promote Research Collaborations in AIDS-Associated Malignancies for Projects Currently Funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Notice Number: NOT-CA-09-026

Key Dates
Release Date: May 15, 2009

Issued by
National Cancer Institute (NCI) (


The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announces the availability of funds in Fiscal Year 2009 (FY09) for administrative supplements in AIDS-associated malignancies to ongoing NCI-funded research projects.  The funds available through these administrative supplements are intended to encourage and support new multidisciplinary scientific collaborations among eligible NCI grantees and between those grantees and other members of the scientific community.  This initiative, known as the NCI Activities to Promote Research Collaborations in AIDS-Associated Malignancies (NCI APRC-AAM), supports collaborative interdisciplinary activities that bring together ideas and approaches from disparate scientific disciplines.


To be eligible for the NCI APRC-AAM administrative supplements, the requestor must be the principal investigator (PI) of an active R01, R37, P01, U01, R33, R42, or R44 grant, which has at least one full year remaining at the time of anticipated funding (September 1, 2009).  No other grant mechanisms are eligible.

Moreover, to be eligible, the parent grant must be active, and the research proposed in the supplement must be accomplished within the competitive segment.

The proposed collaborative activity must remain within the overall scope of the active “parent” award but must also reflect new collaborative interactions that enhance the originally funded project. 

IMPORTANT:  The research proposed by the NIH grantee in the supplement application must be within the original scope of the NIH-supported grant project.  The funding mechanism being used to support this program, administrative supplements, can be used to cover cost increases that are associated with achieving certain new research objectives as long as they are within the original scope of the project.  Any cost increases need to result from making modifications to the project in order to take advantage of opportunities that would increase the value of the project consistent with its originally approved objectives and purposes.
A full description of the NCI APRC-AAM Program and the FY09 guidelines can be found at; on those web pages, the opportunities available to NCI grantees for collaborative activities funded with administrative supplements to their active grants and the mechanisms for requesting these supplements are described.

Pre-submission Consultation

Investigators funded by NCI who are interested in applying for an NCI APRC-AAM administrative supplement should contact the NCI Program Official responsible for the relevant parent grant award prior to submitting a request to discuss whether the planned collaborations are responsive.

Submitting a Request

Requests for the NCI APRC-AAM administrative supplements must be prepared and submitted to the NCI as described in the NCI APRC-AAM Program Guidelines (  This Notice is a one-time announcement and formal requests must be received on or before July 10, 2009.  Applications must be signed by the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) at the grantee institution.

Do not send applications to the NIH Center for Scientific Review. 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit requests electronically as an e-mail attachment in PDF format; however, the signature of the AOR must be clearly visible.  The e-mail address for electronic submission is:

Applicants may also submit applications in paper format (original and 4 copies) to:

NCI Activities to Promote Research Collaborations in AIDS-Associated Malignancies
c/o Stephen White
NCI-APRC AAM Programs Manager
Division of Cancer Biology
National Cancer Institute, NIH, HHS
6130 Executive Boulevard, EPN Room 5048
Bethesda, MD 20892-7150 (U.S. Postal Service)
Rockville, MD 20852 (non-U.S.P.S. delivery)

Note that the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) IS NOT involved in receipt and processing of these requests.


Interested investigators may direct general inquiries regarding the NCI APRC-AAM to:

Betsy Read-Connole, Ph.D.
NCI APRC-AAM Program Director
Division of Cancer Biology
National Cancer Institute, NIH
6130 Executive Boulevard, EPN Room 5016, MSC 7398
Bethesda, MD 20892-7398
Telephone: (301) 496-9740

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