Release Date:  September 5, 2000

NOTICE:  OD-00-051

National Institutes of Health

The Office of Extramural Research (OER) is embarking on revisions of the 
Public Health Service Grant Applications (PHS 398 and 2590).  The applications 
are used to request Federal assistance for research and research-related 
training.  These forms are used by the following PHS agencies: National 
Institutes of Health (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 
Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and The 
Indian Health Service (IHS). Written comments/suggestions are requested in the 
following areas: (1) Ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the 
instructions; (2) Ways to minimize the burden on those who are to respond, 
while still maintaining the effectiveness of the forms; and (3) Any other 
comments concerning the 398 and 2590 revision.

Please e-mail your comments to

Comments are requested within 60 days of this announcement.

Direct inquiries to:

Ms. Jan Heffernan
Program Analyst
Project Clearance Branch
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration/OD
6705 Rockledge Drive, Rm. 1196
Bethesda, MD 20892-7974

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