Notice of Change in NINR R03 Applicant Eligibility Criteria

Notice Number: NOT-NR-07-002

Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:

Key Dates
Release Date:  February 9, 2007

Issued by
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) ( http://ninr.nih.gov/ )

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is now restricting the use of the R03 mechanism to new investigators ( http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not97-231.html ) . For the purposes of review and funding, applicants are considered new investigators if they have not previously served as a Principal Investigator (PI) on any DHHS-supported research project other than a small grant (R03), an Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15), an exploratory/developmental grant (R21), or certain mentored research career development awards for persons at the beginning of their research career (K01, K08, K22, K23, K25, K99/R00). Current or past recipients of Independent Scientist and other non-mentored career awards (e.g., K02, K05, K24, and K26) are not considered new investigators.

NINR is committed to encouraging the research success of new investigators. New investigators are critical to biobehavioral health research as they replenish the researcher pool and seed it with new ideas and approaches. In order to enable new investigators to develop the preliminary work and data necessary to compete effectively for independent research awards (e.g., R01s), NINR is restricting the use of the R03 award to this vital pool of investigators.

Inquiries
We encourage inquiries concerning this notice, and welcome the opportunity to answer questions from potential applicants. Please direct inquiries to:

Karen Huss, DNSc, RN, APRN-BC, FAAN, FAAAAI
Program Director
National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH
6701 Democracy Blvd, Room 710
One Democracy Plaza
Bethesda, MD 20892-4870
Phone: 301-594-5970
Fax: 301-480-8260
Email: HussK@mail.nih.gov


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