FY2010 Recovery Act Funding Announcements: Clarification on Page Limitations for Bibliography and References Cited Section

Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-051

Key Dates
Release Date: January 22, 2010

Issued by
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov)

This Notice clarifies that  the Bibliography and References Cited section for all applications submitted in response to Funding Opportunity Announcements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will not be subject to page limitations.

In particular, in Funding Opportunity Announcements RFA-OD-10-005 and RFA-AE-10-001 the Bibliography and References Cited Section is limited to one page. This Notice is to correct this statement. The correct guidance is that: “the Bibliography and References Cited Section will not be subject to page limitations. Applicants should follow instructions in the Bibliography and References Cited section (Part I Section 4.4.9) of the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/SF424_RR_Guide_General_Adobe_VerB.pdf).

For applications submitted in response to RFA-OD-10-011, the Bibliography and References Cited section is not limited to one page but applicants should follow all the additional instructions in Section 6. Other Submission Requirements, Item 9. Bibliography & References Cited of the FOA.

Inquiries

This Notice is subject to restrictions on oral conversations during the period of time commencing with the submission of a formal application[1] by an individual or entity and ending with the award of the competitive funds. Federal officials may not participate in oral communications initiated by any person or entity concerning a pending application for a Recovery Act competitive grant or other competitive form of Federal financial assistance, whether or not the initiating party is a federally registered lobbyist. This restriction applies unless:

(i) the communication is purely logistical;

(ii) the communication is made at a widely attended gathering;

(iii) the communication is to or from a Federal agency official and another Federal Government employee;

(iv) the communication is to or from a Federal agency official and an elected chief executive of a state, local or tribal government, or to or from a Federal agency official and the Presiding Officer or Majority Leader in each chamber of a state legislature; or

(v) the communication is initiated by the Federal agency official.

For additional information see http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/memoranda_fy2009/m09-24.pdf

We encourage your inquiries concerning this funding opportunity and welcome the opportunity to answer questions from potential applicants. Inquiries may fall into three areas: scientific/research (program), peer review, and financial or grants management issues:

Questions concerning this Notice should be referred to GrantsInfo@mail.nih.gov.


1. Formal application includes the preliminary application and letter of intent phases of the program.


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