Clarification of Rules for Program Directors/Principal Investigators on Sunsetting National Centers for Systems Biology

Notice Number: NOT-GM-13-120

Key Dates
Release Date: May 22, 2013

Related Announcements
PAR-12-187

Issued by
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Purpose

This is to clarify the rules for PAR-12-187 "NIGMS National Centers for Systems Biology" that are "sunsetting".  The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) specifies that the initial project period can be up to 5 years and only one renewal is allowed for each award, making the total length of support for any P50 center under this program limited to a maximum of ten years. The Program Directors/Principal Investigators who went through this program once in a role of a Program Director/Principal Investigator are allowed to submit a new application for a new center. However, such new applications must be substantially different from previous centers run by the applicants in content and scope, including different research problems, approaches, personnel, training and outreach target groups and strategies, with more significant differences than are normally encountered in a renewal application. Applicants may consult the NIH policy for this matter at http://public.csr.nih.gov/ApplicantResources/ReceiptReferal/Pages/Evaluation-of-Unallowable-Resubmission-and-Overlapping-Applications.aspx. Applications seeking renewal of grants beyond the ten year limit which have the same content and scope but different Program Directors/Principal Investigators will be deemed ineligible and will not proceed to peer review.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Peter M. Lyster, Ph.D.
Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Telephone: (301) 451-6446
Email: lysterpe@mail.nih.gov

Paul Brazhnik, Ph.D.
Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Telephone: (301) 451-6446
Email: brazhnikp@nigms.nih.gov

 


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