Correction to Required Budget Component for PAR-09-084: Enhancing Developmental Biology Research at Undergraduate Institutions Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15)

Notice Number: NOT-HD-10-007

Key Dates
Release Date:  March 3, 2010

Issued by
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (


The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants that beginning with the May 13, 2010 receipt date, the funding limit for the AREA (R15) award for the PAR-09-084 will be increased to a total of $300,000 direct costs plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A)/indirect costs, for up to three years. Please note that AREA awards are funded in full at the beginning of the entire project period. Therefore, the entire project period (example: 04/01/2010 - 03/30-2012) should be considered as Budget Period 1 / Initial Budget Period.

Applicants requesting up to and including $250,000 must use the PHS398 Modular Budget form  and use the new application package identified on through the Competition ID of “ADOBE-FORMS-B”.
Applicants requesting funds over $250,000, up to and including the revised limit of $300,000 must submit a detailed budget using the R&R Budget form. This form was not available in the original application package. These applicants must download and use the new application package identified on through the Competition ID of “ADOBE-FORMS-B”.

Other Submission Requirements Updates

PHS398 Research Plan Component Sections

All application instructions outlined in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide are to be followed, incorporating "Just-in-Time" information concepts, and with the following additional requirements:

Budget Components

U.S. applicants submitting an application with direct costs in each year of $250,000 or less (excluding consortium Facilities and Administrative [F&A] costs) must use the PHS398 Modular Budget component.

U.S. applicants requesting more than $250,000 in annual direct costs must complete and submit budget requests using the Research & Related Budget component.

            Budget Period 1: Section B - Indirect Costs:

BUDGET JUSTIFICATIONS on the PHS398 Modular Budget– Please attach the Budget Justification for personnel and the justification for any consortium, if applicable.  If the requested budget requires any additional justification, attach an Additional Narrative Justification. 

R&R Detailed Budget over $250,000 to $300,000

Budget Period 1: Direct Costs

° Direct Costs less Consortium F&A: This number may NOT EXCEED $300,000.

Budget Period 1: Section H - Indirect Costs:

Eligible Institutions will include those that have received limited funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), less than 6 million dollars per year (in both direct and indirect costs) in four (4) or more of the last seven (7) years.


Inquiries regarding this notice may be directed to:

Mahua Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.
Program Officer
Developmental Biology, Genetics and Teratology Branch
Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
6100 Executive Blvd., Room 4B01B
Bethesda, MD 20892-7510
EXPRESS/COURIER: Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 435-6886
Fax: (301) 480-0303

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