Notice Number: NOT-OD-09-117
Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:
Release Date: July 6, 2009
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov)
This notice amends the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (PA-09-209) published June 11, 2009.
Applications submitted in response to PA-09-209 are required to include a letter with the application from the institution certifying eligibility of the Fellowship Applicant for this program. Information must be submitted by the applicant Institution in a letter certifying that the applicant belongs to one of the following groups as further defined in the FOA: (A) An individual from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis; or (B) An individual with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or (C) An individual from disadvantaged backgrounds. For detailed information on the above categories, please refer to the “Eligible Individuals” section of the FOA.
The certification letter (titled: Diversity_Eligibility_Ltr) must be attached under Item 11 “Other Attachments” in Section 4.4 “Other Project Information Component.” The letter must be on institutional letterhead and scanned so that an institutional official signature is visible. Application processing may be delayed or the application may be returned if it does not comply with this requirement.
Inquiries concerning this Notice may be directed to:
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National Institutes of Health
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