Clarification of NOT-OD-10-034: Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Competitive Revision Applications for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Transfer Technology Research Grants (R43/R44 and R41/R42) through the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet)

Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-054

Key Dates
Release Date: January 26, 2010

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (

This Notice clarifies and provides additional information concerning the opportunity for currently funded SBIR and STTR awardees to apply for competitive revisions through the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (NOT-OD-10-034). In accordance with the submission of SBIR and STTR applications, applicants should be aware of the following guidelines and requirements.


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[1]. 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.
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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

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

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