Notice of Limited Competition Request for Competing Applications: NHLBI Programs of Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics

Notice Number: NOT-HL-05-118

Key Dates
Release Date: June 7, 2005
Application Receipt Date: January 24, 2006

Issued by
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/)

The NHLBI is requesting competing renewal applications from the three NHLBI Programs of Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/training/redbook/sibsweb.htm). These programs were awarded as a result of Request for Applications (RFA) HL-03-010, Programs of Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-03-010.html). This re-competition will continue to facilitate undergraduate training in biostatistics and to provide unique ongoing resources to the NHLBI investigators for a one-time renewal cycle.

Mechanism of Support

The limited competition for SIBS uses the NIH Continuing Education Training Grant award mechanisms (T15). Details of the responsibilities, relationships, and governance of a program funded under this Notice will be the same as in the current terms and conditions of the award. Organization, Operation, and Oversight, as well as Terms and Conditions of award remain unchanged from the original RFA. (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-03-010.html)

The total project period for an application submitted in response to this Notice may not exceed three (3) years. This program will end as of May 31, 2010. No renewal of the program will occur. The anticipated award date is June 1, 2007.

Funds Available

The NHLBI intends to commit approximately $1 million total costs per year to support 3 Programs of Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS). An applicant may request a project period of up to 3 years and a budget for total costs of up to $250,000 per year. Although the financial plans of the NHLBI provide support for this program, awards pursuant to this Notice are contingent upon the availability of funds.

Submitting an Application

Applications must be prepared using the PHS 398 research grant application instructions and forms. Applications must have a DUN and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number as the Universal Identifier when applying for federal grants or cooperative agreements. The DUNS number can be obtained by calling (866) 705-5711 or through the web site at http://www.dnb.com/. The DUNS number should be entered on line 11 of the face page of the PHS 398 form. The PHS 398 document is available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html in an interactive format. For further assistance contact Grants Info, Telephone (301) 435-0714, E-mail: GrantsInfo@nih.gov.

Supplemental Instructions: Only competing renewal applications, which were funded as part of RFA HL-03-010, Programs of Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics, will be considered.

For every application, Item 2 on the Face Page should be checked “Yes”; after “Number:” enter “NOT-HL-05-118” and after “Title:” enter “Competing Applications for SIBS.”

Sending an Application to the NIH: Submit a signed, typewritten original of the application, including the Checklist, and three signed photocopies in one package to:

Center for Scientific Review
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 1040, MSC 7710
Bethesda, MD 20892-7710
Bethesda, MD 20817 (for express/courier service)

At the time of submission, two additional copies of the application plus all give collated sets of appendix material must be sent to:

Chief, Review Branch
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7214
Bethesda, MD 20892-7924
Bethesda, MD 20817 (for express/courier service)
Telephone: (301) 435-0270
FAX: (301) 480-0730

Application Processing: Applications must be received on or before the application receipt date listed in the heading of this Notice. If an application is received after that date, it will be returned to the applicant without review.

Although there is no immediate acknowledgement of the receipt of an application, applicants are generally notified of the review date within 8 weeks.

Peer Review Process

Applications that are complete will be evaluated for scientific and technical merit by an appropriate peer review group convened by the NHLBI in accordance with the process stated below. Each application will:

Review Criteria

The proposed Summer Institute in Biostatistics program is intended to attract students into the field of biostatistics. In the written comments, reviewers will be asked to discuss the following aspects of your application in order to judge the likelihood that the proposed training program will have a substantial impact on the realization of this goal:

Training Program

Program Leadership

Evaluation and Dissemination Plans

Institutional Commitment and Resources

The scientific review group will address and consider each of these criteria in assigning your application's overall score, weighting them as appropriate for each application.

Additional Review Criteria: In addition to the above criteria, your application will also be reviewed with respect to the following:

Award Criteria

Factors that will be considered in making awards include:

Schedule

Application Receipt Date: January 24, 2006
Peer Review: April 2006
Council Review: September 16, 2006
Start Date: June 1, 2007

Inquiries

Direct your questions about scientific/programmatic issues to:

Dr. Song Yang
Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Rockledge 2, Room 8216
6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-7938
Telephone: (301) 435-0431
FAX: (301) 480-1862
E-mail: yangso@nhlbi.nih.gov

Direct your questions about peer review issues to:

Chief, Review Branch
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7214
Bethesda, MD 20892-7924
Bethesda, MD 20817 (for express/courier service)
Telephone: (301) 435-0270
FAX: (301) 480-0730

Direct your questions about financial or grants management issues to:

Marshal Mathis
Grants Operations Branch
Division of Extramural Affairs
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Rockledge 2, Room 7158, MSC 7926
6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-7926
Telephone: (301) 435-0170
FAX: (301) 480-3310


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