ADDENDUM TO RFA-OD-03-008, RESEARCH ON MIND-BODY INTERACTIONS AND 
HEALTH: NICHD WILL PARTICIPATE, NOTE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON 
SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

RELEASE DATE:  October 16, 2003 (see RFA-OD-03-008)

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-04-001 

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
 (http://obssr.od.nih.gov)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
 (http://www.nci.nih.gov)
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
 (http://nccam.nih.gov)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
 (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov)
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
 (http://www.nidr.nih.gov)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
 (http://www.nia.nih.gov)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
 (http://www.niaaa.nih.gov)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
 (http://www.nida.nih.gov)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) 
 (http://www.niehs.nih.gov)
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
 (http://www.nichd.nih.gov)

CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE NUMBERS: 93.213, 93.837, 93.866, 
93.273, 93.279, 93.864, 93.865, 93.399, 93.113, 93.114, 93.121, 93.864

LETTER OF INTENT DATE:  November 17, 2003
APPLICATION RECEIPT DATE:  December 17, 2003

Attention to applicants responding to RFA OD-03-008, published on July 
14, 2003, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 
(NICHD) will be participating in this RFA. Other provisions of RFA-OD-
03-008 that have changed are: Submitting an Application; Sharing 
Research Data; and Prior Approval Required for Applications with Direct 
Costs Greater than $500,000.  See 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-03-008.html.

Examples of topics of interest specific to the Institutes that have 
joined with OBSSR in supporting this initiative are:

o  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
NICHD is particularly interested in interdisciplinary research projects 
examining mind/body interactions that influence child health and 
development, population processes and reproduction, and disability and 
rehabilitation in children and young adults. Studies are encouraged 
that would focus on:  a) the interactions of the social context with 
family structure, relationships, and support to influence the health, 
development, and wellbeing of the population, especially children, 
adolescents, and adults of reproductive age. Race, ethnicity, nativity, 
religious involvement, and socio-economic status are of particular 
interest as elements of the social context; b) the effects of mind/body 
interactions on male and female reproductive health, in particular, 
menstrual cyclicity, ovulation, egg health and quality, semen quality, 
gonadal function, uterine environment, chronic pelvic pain, 
infertility, and success of assisted reproduction; c) influences on 
child health, behavior, and development such as studies of stress, 
sleep, and pain in the context of the immune system and illness; risk 
behaviors and health in terms of children's understanding of health, 
illness, religiosity, and spirituality; and childhood illnesses and 
complementary medicine;  or d) the interactions of physical disability 
on the health of children and adults; mind-body interactions such as: 
severity of disability and health status; severity of disability and 
family structure; beliefs and attitudes of health and physical 
disability; and, physical disability and stress in interacting with the 
environment.

Direct inquiries regarding research interests and topics relevant to 
NICHD to:

V. Jeffery Evans Ph.D., J.D.
Director, Intergenerational Research Program
Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 8B07, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD  20892-7510
Phone:  301-496-1176
Fax:  301-496-0962
E-mail:  evansvj@mail.nih.gov 

Direct your questions about financial or grants management matters 
to:

Kathy Hancock
Grants Management Branch
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 8A17K, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD  20892-7510
Phone:  301-496-5482
Fax:  301-480-4782
E-mail:  hancockk@mail.nih.gov 

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

Applications must be prepared using the PHS 398 research grant 
application instructions and forms (rev. 5/2001). 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.dunandbradstreet.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 GrantsInfo, 
Telephone (301) 435-0714, Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov.

SHARING RESEARCH DATA

Applicants requesting more than $500,000 in direct costs in any year of 
the proposed research must include a data sharing plan in their 
application. The reasonableness of the data sharing plan or the 
rationale for not sharing research data will be assessed by the 
reviewers. However, reviewers will not factor the proposed data sharing 
plan into the determination of scientific merit or priority score. See 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/data_sharing/index.htm.

PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED FOR APPLICATIONS WITH DIRECT COSTS GREATER THAN 
$500,000

Applicants must seek agreement to accept assignment from one or more of 
NIH participating Institutes or Centers at least 6 weeks prior to the 
submission of an application requesting $500,000 or more in direct 
costs for any year. See 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-02-004.html. 



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