Notice of Correction to Award Information, Eligibility Information, and Application and Submission Information in RFA-RM-13-016 "NIH Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative (U54)"

Notice Number: NOT-RM-14-008

Key Dates
Release Date: February 11, 2014

Related Announcements
RFA-RM-13-016

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund)

Purpose

On December 19, 2013, NIH published Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-RM-13-016 "NIH Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative (U54)." The purpose of this Notice is to clarify information contained in the following sections: Award Information, Eligibility Information, and Application and Submission Information. The specific clarifications are as follows:

Part 2. Section II. Award Information

Award Budget
Current Language:
Applications may request up to $3.0 million (total costs) in the first year. Applications may propose budget increases in year 2 through year 4 to support additional BUILD students, not to exceed $5.3 million (total costs) in any one year. Because the nature and scope of the proposed projects may vary among institutions, it is anticipated that the size of each award will also vary.

Revised Language:
Applications may request up to $3.0 million (total costs) in year 1; this budget cap applies to year 1 only. Applications may propose budget increases in years 2 - 4 not to exceed $5.3 million (total costs) in any one year. Awardees are expected to attain maximum student participation by year 4 (if not earlier) and continue at that level through year 5. Because the nature and scope of the proposed projects may vary among institutions, it is anticipated that the size of each award will also vary.

Part 2. Section III. Eligibility Information

Eligible Organizations
Current Language:
The percentage of undergraduates with Pell grants will be based on 2012 student financial aid data for the applicant institution, as reflected in the National Center for Education Statistics IPEDS Data Center website, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/Default.aspx. See Section IV.2, Content and Form of Application Submission, for instructions on certification of eligibility.

Revised Language:
The percentage of undergraduates with Pell grants will be based on 2011 - 2012 student financial aid data reported in 2012 for the applicant institution, as reflected in the National Center for Education Statistics IPEDS Data Center website, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/Default.aspx. See Section IV.2, Content and Form of Application Submission, for instructions on certification of eligibility.

Part 2. Section IV. Application and Submission Information

Budget for Entire Proposed Period of Support (Institutional Development Core)
Current Language:
Funds may be used to support development or enhancement of research training infrastructure and research capacity, including but not limited to purchase of equipment to enhance research training; alteration and renovation of space used for research training; incorporation of research experiences into science curricula; faculty training in pedagogical skills development; and faculty sabbatical or workshop training to augment the research and teaching environments at Primary or Graduate/Medical partner institutions.

Revised Language:
Funds may be used to support development or enhancement of research training infrastructure and research capacity at Primary, Pipeline Partner, and/or Graduate/Medical Partner institutions, including but not limited to purchase of equipment to enhance research training; alteration and renovation of space used for research training; incorporation of research experiences into science curricula; faculty training in pedagogical skills development; and faculty sabbatical or workshop training to augment the research and teaching environments.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Toya V. Randolph, PhD, MSPH
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Telephone: 301-402-1366
Email: toya.randolph@nih.gov

 

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