Full Text PAR-97-007
 
JOINTLY SPONSORED NIH PREDOCTORAL TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE NEUROSCIENCES
 
NIH GUIDE, Volume 25, Number 38, November 8, 1996
 
PA NUMBER:  PAR-97-007
 
P.T. 44

Keywords: 
  Biomedical Research Training 
  Neuroscience 
  Grants Administration/Policy+ 

 
National Institute on Aging
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institute of Dental Research
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institute of Nursing Research
 
Letter of Intent Receipt Date:  March 1
Application Receipt Date:  May 10
 
PURPOSE
 
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute of Child
Health and Human Development (NICHD, National Institute on Deafness
and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institute of
Dental Research (NIDR), National Institute of General Medical
Sciences (NIGMS), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH),
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) are jointly sponsoring
a new neuroscience predoctoral research training program.  The aim of
the program is to encourage and support broad training in the
neurosciences by offering institutions a single comprehensive
training grant.  Support through the program is focused on the early
years of training before full-time thesis research is started.
Trainees are expected to be participants in a formal predoctoral
curriculum offering broad and fundamental training in the
neurosciences.  For institutions that presently have multiple
training grants with predoctoral trainees in the neurosciences,
predoctoral training positions can now be consolidated into a single
training grant jointly sponsored by the participating NIH Institutes.
Applications will be also accepted from institutions without current
training grant support .  Existing training grants that have
postdoctoral positions may continue, less any predoctoral positions
moved to the consolidated application.  Depending on the policies of
the awarding NIH Institute, other training grants at the applicant
institution may continue to support predoctoral trainees involved in
thesis research (contact specific NIH Institute staff listed under
INQUIRIES).
 
The training grant will support stipend and other training costs
according to the current NRSA guidelines ("NIH National Research
Service Award Institutional Research Training Grants (T32)," NIH
Guide NOTICE - Vol 23, No. 21, June 3, 1994).  Awards will be for a
period of five years and are renewable.
 
As part of the program all trainees will be encouraged to visit NIH
once during their appointment for a two day special orientation and
training session sponsored by the participating NIH Institutes.
Travel funds to participate may be requested in the budget.  At these
sessions each NIH Institute will have an opportunity to describe
their mission and research interests, a series of research lectures
will be given by leading investigators in the NIH Institutes, and an
introduction to the NIH grant system will be presented.
 
It is expected that the new training programs will act as a source of
trainees and activities that will enhance basic and disease-related
neuroscience research that is relevant to the participating NIH
Institutes.  It is important that the administration of the applicant
institution as well as all participating academic units and
departments indicate their willingness to support the training goals
of the program.
 
HEALTHY PEOPLE 2000
 
The Public Health Service (PHS) is committed to achieving the health
promotion and disease prevention objectives of "Healthy People 2000,"
A PHS-led national activity for setting priority areas.  Potential
applicants may obtain a copy of "Healthy People 2000" (Full Report:
Stock  No. 017-001-00474-0 or Summary Report:  Stock No. 017-001-
00473-1) through the superintendent of  documents, government
printing office, Washington DC 20402-9325 (Telephone 202-512-1800).
 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
 
Only domestic, non-profit, private or public institutions engaged in
health-related education or research are eligible to apply.  All of
the provisions, eligibility requirements, trainee eligibility and
other requirements, levels of stipends, trainee tuition and fees,
trainee related expenses, trainee travel to attend meetings, as well
as all other rules and regulations of the NRSA programs as
articulated in the "NIH National Research Service Award Institutional
Research Training Grants (T32)," NIH Guide, Vol 23, No. 21, June 3,
1994, also apply to this program.
 
MECHANISM OF SUPPORT
 
This program will use the National Research Service Award
Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) mechanism.  The number
of grants awarded will depend on funds available.  Jointly Sponsored
NIH Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences awards may be
made for up to five years; the length of the grant period should be
consistent with the objectives of the program.
 
LETTER OF INTENT
 
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to submit, by March 1,
a letter of intent with a description of the proposed training
program, including the proposed number of training positions,
identification of training grants and training grant slots that will
be consolidated, the name, address, and telephone number of the
Program Director, the identities of other key faculty and
participating departments, and the number and title of this PA.
Although a letter of intent is not required, is not binding, and does
not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the
information that it contains allows NIH staff to estimate the
potential review workload and avoid conflict of interest in the
review.  The letter of intent is to be sent to Dr. Robert W. Baughman
at the address listed under INQUIRIES.
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURES
 
The research grant application form PHS 398 (rev. 5/95) is to be used
in applying for these grants.  Applications kits are available at
most institutional offices of sponsored research and may be obtained
from the Grants Information Office, Office of Extramural Outreach and
Information Resources, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge
Drive, MSC 7910, Bethesda, MD 20892-7910, telephone 301/435-0714,
email:  ASKNIH@odrockm1.od.nih.gov.  The number and title of the
program announcement must be typed in Section 2 on the face page of
the application.  Supplemental application instructions are available
and may requested from the program staff listed under INQUIRIES.
 
An original and five legible copies of the completed and signed
application must be sent or delivered to:
 
DIVISION OF RESEARCH GRANTS
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
6701 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE, ROOM 1040 - MSC 7710
BETHESDA, MD  20892-7710
BETHESDA, MD  20817 (for express/courier service)
 
REVIEW CONSIDERATIONS
 
Applications that meet all of the requirements of this PA will be
evaluated by a special emphasis panel convened by the sponsoring  NIH
Institutes in accordance with the standard NIH peer review
procedures.  All applications will be evaluated according to the
general review criteria outlined in the "NIH National Research
Service Award Institutional Research Training Grants (T32)," NIH
Guide NOTICE Vol 23, No. 21, page 2, June 3, 1994.  Applicants should
insure that there are ongoing research programs available to trainees
in areas relevant to the missions of one or more of the sponsoring
NIH Institutes.  Existing training grants that have postdoctoral
positions may continue, less any predoctoral positions moved to the
consolidated application.  Depending on the policies of the awarding
NIH Institute, other training grants at the applicant institution may
continue to support predoctoral trainees involved in thesis research
(contact specific NIH Institute staff listed under INQUIRIES).
Applicant institutions with existing training grant(s) with
competitive renewal applications (Type 2) due in the spring of 1997
are encouraged to submit the Type 2 renewal application as well as
the new "consolidated" application.
 
Schedule
 
Applications for Jointly Sponsored NIH Predoctoral Training Program
in the Neurosciences will be accepted and reviewed once a year only
according to the following schedule:
 
Letter of Intent Receipt Date:  March 1
Application Receipt Date:       May 10
Review Meeting:                 October
Council Meeting:                January
Earliest Possible Start Date:   June 1
 
AWARD CRITERIA
 
Applications should be focused on broadly based training in the first
year or two.  Such training would include taking core courses,
laboratory rotations and multidisciplinary courses, but not full time
thesis research.  The number of positions requested must be justified
in terms of the success of the existing training program and the
proposed consolidation of existing training positions.
 
INQUIRIES
 
Inquiries are encouraged.  The opportunity to clarify any issues or
questions from potential applicants is welcome.  Applicants are
strongly encouraged to contact program staff for technical assistance
and information concerning current program priorities before applying
for an award.
 
Direct inquiries regarding programmatic issues to:
 
Andrew A. Monjan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Neuroscience and Neuropsychology of Aging Program
National Institute on Aging
7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Room 3C307, MSC 9205
Bethesda, MD  20892-9205
Telephone:  (301) 496-9350
FAX:  (301) 496-1494
Email:  am39m@nih.gov
 
Danuta Krotoski, Ph.D.
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Building 61E, Room 2A-03 - MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD  20892-7510
Telephone:  (301) 402-2242
FAX:  (301) 402-0832
Email:  krotoskd@hd01.nichd.nih.gov
 
Daniel A. Sklare, Ph.D.
Division of Human Communication
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
6120 Executive Boulevard, Room 400-C - MSC 7180
Bethesda, MD  20892-7180
Telephone:  (301) 496-1804
FAX:  (301) 402-6251
Email:  ds104i@nih.gov
 
James A. Lipton, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Division of Extramural Research
National Institute of Dental Research
45 Center Drive, Room 4AN-18J, MSC 6402
Bethesda, MD  20892-6402
Telephone:  (301) 594-2618
FAX:  (301) 480-8318
Email:  liptonj@de45.nidr.nih.gov
 
Alison Cole, Ph.D.
Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
45 Center Drive, Room 2As.49K, MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD  20892-6200
Telephone:  (301) 594-1826
FAX:  (301) 480-2802
Email:  ac29a@nih.gov
 
Henry Khachaturian, Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Science
National Institute of Mental Health
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11-103
Rockville, MD  20857
Telephone:  (301) 443-8033
FAX:  (301) 443-1731
Email:  hk11b@nih.gov
 
Robert W. Baughman, Ph.D.
Division of Fundamental Neurosciences and Developmental Disorders
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
7550 Wisconsin Avenue, Room 916
Bethesda, MD  20892-9170
Telephone:  (301) 496-5745
FAX:  (301) 402-1501
Email:  rb175y@nih.gov
 
Mary D. Leveck, Ph.D., RN
Scientific Program Administrator
National Institute of Nursing Research
Building 45, Room 3AN-12 - MSC 6300
Bethesda, MD  20892-6300
Telephone:  (301) 594-5963
FAX:  (301) 480-8260
Email:  mleveck@ep.ninr.nih.gov
 
Direct inquiries regarding fiscal matters to:
 
Joe Ellis
Office of Extramural Affairs
National Institute on Aging
Gateway Building, Room 2N212
Bethesda, MD  20892-9205
Telephone:  (301) 496-1472
FAX:  (301) 496-3672
Email:  je14j@nih.gov
 
Douglas Shawver
Grants Management Branch
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Building 61E, Room 8A017 - MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD  20892-7510
Telephone:  (301) 496-1303
FAX:  (301) 402-0915
Email:  shawverd@hd01.nichd.nih.gov
 
Sharon Hunt
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
6120 Executive Boulevard, Room 400-B - MSC 7180
Bethesda, MD  20892-7180
Telephone:  (301) 402-0909
FAX:  (301) 402-1758
Email:  sh79f@nih.gov
 
Martin R. Rubinstein
Division of Extramural Research
National Institute of Dental Research
45 Center Drive, Room 4AN-44A, MSC 6402
Bethesda, MD  20892-6402
Telephone:  (301) 594-4800
FAX:  (301) 480-8303
Email:  rubinstein@de45.nidr.nih.gov
 
Ruth Monaghan
Grants Management Office
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
45 Center Drive, Room 2An.24D, MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD  20892-6200
Telephone:  (301) 594-5135
FAX:  (301) 480-2554
Email:  rm64j@nih.gov
 
Diana S. Trunnell
Grants Management Branch
National Institute of Mental Health
Parklawn Building, Room 7C-08
Bethesda, MD  20857
Telephone: (301) 443-2805
FAX:  (301) 443-6885
Email:  diana_trunnell@nih.gov
 
Mary Graham
Grants Management Branch
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
7550 Wisconsin Avenue - Room 1004
Bethesda, MD  20892-9190
Telephone (301) 496-9231
FAX:  (301) 402-0219
Email:  mg50p@nih.gov
 
Jeff Carow
Grants Management Office
National Institute of Nursing Research
Building 45, Room 3AN12  - MSC 6301
Bethesda, MD  20892-6301
Telephone:  (301) 594-5974
FAX:  (301) 480-8256
Email:  jcarow@ep.ninr.nih.gov
 
AUTHORITY AND REGULATIONS
 
NRSA Institutional Research Training Grants are made under the
authority of Section 487 of the Public Health Service Act as amended
(42 USC 288).  Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 66,
is applicable to this program.  This program is also described under
the following numbers in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance:
93.121, 93.172, 93.173, 93.272, 93.278, 93.282, 93.306, 93.361,
93.398, 93.821, 93.837-93.839, 93.846-93.849, 93.853-93.856, 93.859,
93.862-93.868, 93.871, 93.880, 93.894, and 93.929.
 
PHS strongly encourages all grant and contract recipients to provide
a smoke-free workplace and promote the nonuse of all tobacco
products.  In addition, Public Law 103- 227, the Pro-Children Act of
1994, prohibits smoking in certain facilities (or in some cases, any
portion of a facility) in which regular or routine education,
library, day care, health care or early childhood development
services are provided to children.  This is consistent with the PHS
mission to protect and advance the physical and mental health of the
American people.
 
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