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NOT-OD-20-055 : Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for Continuity of Biomedical and Behavioral Research Among First-Time Recipients of NIH Research Project Grant Awards

NIH Institute or Center Contacts

Institute/Center Specific Information.

Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
NOSI POC:
Helen Huang, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 451-8689
Email: helen.huang@nih.gov

 

National Cancer Institute (NCI) 


Scientific Program Contact:
Scott D. Rogers, M.P.H.
Phone: 240-276-6932
Email: rogerssc@mail.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Carol Perry
Email: perryc@nih.gov
 

NCI Specific Information:
 

  • NCI accepts supplement applications on a continuous basis. Applications received after July 1st of the current fiscal year will be considered for funding in the following fiscal year.
  • Projects in no-cost extension are not eligible.
  • Only one supplement application may be submitted to this NOSI for each Qualifying Critical Life Event.
  • The Qualifying Critical Life Event must be current or have occurred within the year prior to the supplement application submission.
  • Applicants should provide a strong justification for the need for supplemental support.
  • Administrative reviews and processing can take up to 12 weeks.​

National Eye Institute (NEI)


Scientific Program Contact:
Houmam Araj, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-451-2020
Email: arajh@nei.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Karen Robinson-Smith
Phone: 301-451-2020
Email: Karen.Robinson.Smith@nei.nih.gov


 

NEI Specific Information:

 
• Projects in no-cost extension period are not eligible to apply.
• Projects should have a minimum of one year to finish.
• Applicants are encouraged to justify the need for supplemental support in view of the progress of the parent award and the successful completion of the research project.
• NEI strongly encourages the PD(s)/PI(s) to contact the scientific contact listed in this table prior to submitting an application.





 

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
 
Scientific Program Contact:
Luis A. Cubano, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-480-3435
Email: luis.cubano@nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Deanna L. Ingersoll
Phone: 301-435-7858
Email: Deanna.Ingersoll@nih.gov
 

NHGRI Specific Information:

NHGRI solicits administrative supplements that are within the scope of the parent grant and relate to its scientific priorities and research interests (https://www.genome.gov/research-funding/Funding-Opportunities).
Grantees are encouraged to visit NHGRI Guidelines for Administrative Supplements https://www.genome.gov/Pages/Grants/Policies&Guidelines/NHGRI_Guidance_for_Administrative_Supplements_2017.pdf

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
 
Scientific Program Contact:
Marisol Espinoza-Pintucci, PhD
Phone: 301.480.7447
Email: marisol.espinoza-pintucci@nih.gov  
Grants Management Contact:
Taryn Cobb
Phone: 301-827-8025
Email: cobbt@mail.nih.gov


 

NHLBI Specific Information:
 

  • Applicants are encouraged to contact Program staff to discuss the proposed supplement prior to submission.
  • NHLBI has three supplement application due dates/fiscal year: February 1st, June 1st, and October 1st.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to describe how the life event is curtailing or is expected to curtail their research and career development and to provide justification for how supplemental support will help them to maintain productivity. Detailed personal health information such as specific diagnoses or medical conditions is not required or necessary in order to be considered for this supplement. 
  • Supplement requests should be within the scope of the parent grant.
  • The Qualifying Critical Life Event must be current or have overlapped with the parent award period and have occurred within two years prior to the supplement application due date. In circumstances in which the critical life event is pending and is expected to occur during the project period, the supplement request may be submitted in advance of the event. Applicants should include dates of the life event in the application. 
  • Projects should have a minimum of one year remaining on their award on the submission due date and those in a no-cost extension period are not eligible to apply.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Scientific Program Contact:
NIA Training Office
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Email: NIAtraining@nih.gov


Grants Management Contact:
Traci Lafferty
Phone: 301-496-8987
Email: laffertt@mail.nih.gov
 

NIA Specific Information:
 
NIA will accept supplements that are within the scope of the parent grant in areas within the Institute's mission, including genetic, biological, behavioral, social, and economic research on aging. In addition, NIA encourages applications on Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and AD Related Dementias (ADRD). The NIA website provides further information about the Institute's mission and areas of research interest.

NIA will accept applications on a continuous basis and review them monthly, except August. Applications received by June 1, will be consider for funding during the current Fiscal Year (October to September). Applications received after June 1 will be considered the following Fiscal Year.

When submitting the supplement application, awards should have at least 9 months to end date.

 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Abraham Bautista, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-443-9737
Email: Abraham.Bautista@nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Judy Fox
Phone: 301-443-4704
Email: jfox@mail.nih.gov
 

NIAAA Specific Information:

NIAAA supports administrative supplements that are within the scope of the parent grant. It is expected that the scope of the supplement is responsive to the NIAAA Strategic Plan​. Grantees are encouraged to visit the NIAAA Administrative Supplement procedures.
 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
 
Scientific Program Contact:
Raushanah Newman
Phone: (240) 669-2925
Email: newmanrau@niaid.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Samuel Ashe
Phone: 301-435-4799
Email: samuel.ashe@nih.gov
 

NIAID Specific Information:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) 

Scientific Program Contact:
Jana Eisenstein, MS
Phone: 301-827-8617
Email: jana.eisenstein@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Leslie Littlejohn
Phone: 301-594-2545
Email: littlele@mail.nih.gov
 

NIAMS Specific Information:
Information about NIAMS Supplement Programs is available at: https://www.niams.nih.gov/grants-funding/funding-opportunities/activity-codes#supp-programs.

  • NIAMS has 2 receipt dates for this program: May 1 and November 1.
  • Six months of support must be remaining on the parent research grant at the time of the supplement award.
  • Supplements may not be awarded on a project that is in a No Cost Extension (NCE).
  • NIAMS strongly encourages the PD(s)/PI(s) to contact both the scientific contact listed in this table and the NIAMS Program Officer of the parent research grant prior to submitting an application.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Scientific Program Contact:
Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-731-3794
Email: gatlincl@nih.gov


Grants Management Contact:
Kathryn (Katie) Ellis
Phone: 302-451-4791
Email: kelllis@mail.nih.gov

NIBIB Specific Information:

 
NIBIB will accept applications on a rolling basis. Applications received by May 31 will be reviewed and, if approved for funding, funded in the current fiscal year (by September 30).  For applications received after May 31, funding could take place in the current fiscal year or the following fiscal year.
At the time of supplement application submission, the parent grant must have at least 6 months remaining on the originally approved award period. NIBIB will not award supplements to grants in a no-cost extension.

Investigators are strongly encouraged to contact the NIBIB Scientific Program Contact before preparing an application to discuss eligibility and scope of work..

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Scientific Program Contact:
Kathryn Adams
Phone: (301) 435-2067
Email: Kathryn.Adams@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Melani Ledu
Phone:  (301) 402-4165
Email: melani.ledu@nih.gov

NICHD Specific Information:

 

  • NICHD will accept supplement applications for 3 receipt dates per year, as follows:  June 1; October 1; February 1.
  • The Qualifying Critical Life Event must be ongoing or have occurred within the current budget period. Applicants may apply in advance for qualifying life events that are imminent. Applicants should include dates of the life event in the application.
  • Requests cannot be made for awards that are in or will be in a no-cost extension for any part of the supplemental award period.
  • Only one supplement award will be allowed for any eligible PD/PI.    
  • Supplement requests must be within the scope of the parent grant.  Supplements are intended to address costs or circumstances caused by the critical life event and may not be used to expand the originally proposed research project or career development activities.
  • Applicants should describe how the critical life event will prevent them from completing the originally proposed aims and provide justification for how supplemental support will help them to achieve their objectives/goals and advance their career. Any additional forms of support including carryover funds and institutional matching funds should be described.
  • Administrative reviews and processing can take up to 12 weeks.​
  • NICHD resources for this program are limited and may not cover all applications.  Applications will be prioritized based on the impact of the critical life event on the funded project and the potential for the supplement to allow for successful completion of the originally proposed aims.  Support from the institution will also be considered.
  • Supplement funds may not be used for PI salary support during the regular or extended period of the grant.
  • Qualifying Critical Life Events: The PD/PI must demonstrate a critical life event during the parent grant project period, such as childbirth, adoption, serious personal health issues or illness and/or debilitating conditions, high-risk pregnancy, or primary caregiving responsibilities of an ailing spouse, child, partner, parent, or member of the immediate family.
  • Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Scientific Program Contact prior to submission to discuss the proposed supplement as well as other options for addressing the impact of the critical life event.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Scientific Program Contact:
Alberto Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-496-184
Email: 
riverara@nidcd.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Christopher Myers
Phone: 301-402-0909
Email: myersc@mail.nih.gov

 

NIDCD Specific Information: 

  • NIDCD only accepts applications once a year. For fiscal year 2023, the application due date is Friday June 2, 2023.
  • The maximum total costs allowed is $70,000 with a strong justification and rationale.
  • Projects in a no-cost extension period are not eligible to apply.
  • Awards that received COVID-related administrative supplements are not eligible to apply.
  • Awards with significant unspent funds (25% or more of direct costs) in the parent award are not eligible to apply.
  • PIs with more research awards than the parent award are not eligible to apply.
  • Applications should include a letter signed by the Institutional Business Official certifying the PI’s eligibility for the supplement award and a description of institutional support.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide a strong justification and detailed rationale for the need for supplemental support and the impact of the critical event on the progress of the parent award and the successful completion of the research project.
  • NIDCD strongly encourages the PD(s)/PI(s) to contact the program official of the parent award before preparing an application.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Scientific Program Contact:
Lillian Shum, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-0618
Email: ShumL@mail.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Diana Rutberg, MBA
Phone: 301-594-4798
Email: rutbergd@mail.nih.gov
 

NIDCR Specific Information:
 

NIDCR accepts and reviews supplement applications on a continuous basis until July 1 of each fiscal year.  Applications received after July 1 will be considered for funding in the next fiscal year. Projects in no-cost extension period are not eligible to apply.  Each eligible project may only apply once to this NOSI for each Qualifying Critical Life Event.
 
NIDCR strongly encourages the PD(s)/PI(s) to contact both the scientific contact listed in this table and the NIDCR Program Officer of the parent research grant prior to submitting an application.


 

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Lindsey Friend, PhD
Phone: 301-402-1428
Email: NIDA_Training@nida.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Pamela Fleming
Phone: 301-480-1159
Email: pfleming@nida.nih.gov

 

NIDA Specific Information:
 

  • While supplements may be requested any time and will be processed as quickly as possible, please note that applications submitted after May 1, may have to be considered for the following fiscal year for support due to availability of funds.
  • The qualifying life event must be current or have occurred within one year of the supplement application submission date. Applicants may apply in advance for qualifying life events that are imminent.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss how the qualifying life event is preventing them or would likely prevent them from completing study aims and career development goals and to provide justification for how supplemental support will help them to achieve their objectives/goals and advance their career. Please include the date(s) of the qualifying life event in this discussion.
  • Supplement requests must be within the scope of the parent grant.
  • Applications should include a letter signed by the institution certifying the PI's eligibility for the supplement award and a description of institutional support.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with their Program Officer listed in this Notice prior to developing an application and to inform them immediately after submitting the supplement application.
  • See the companion Funding Announcement for additional eligible grant types, NOT-OD-20-054.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Scientific Program Contact:
Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases
Anna B. Sadusky, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-827-7036
Email: anna.sadusky@nih.gov 

Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
Xujing Wang, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-451-2862
Email: wangx21@mail.nih.gov

Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
Voula Osganian, M.D., Sc.D., M.P.H.
Phone: 301-827-6939
Email: voula.osganian@nih.gov

Terez Shea Donohue, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-451-0092
Email:  terez.shea-donohue@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Robert Pike
Phone: 301-594-8854
Email: pikera@mail.nih.gov



 

NIDDK Specific Information:
NIDDK welcomes requests for support from NIDDK funded Research Project Grant (RPG) awardees who have experienced a life-qualifying event during the project period of their award.  For NIDDK:
• NIDDK accepts supplement applications on a continuous basis with reviews occurring three times a year: January 5th, May 5th, and September 5th.
• Requests cannot be made for RPG awards that are in or will be in a no-cost extension for any part of the supplemental award period.
• Requests can be made for life-qualifying events that have taken or will take place at any time during the project period as long as sufficient justification is provided that the event slowed or is likely to slow progress.  
• PD/PIs of the following activity codes are eligible for the program: DP1, DP2, R01, R00, R15, R21, and U01 and who have a qualifying critical life event. PD/PIs with more than one independent research project grant award are ineligible for this supplement.
Applicants are encouraged to contact their respective Program Officials (listed at left) to discuss event eligibility and scope of work proposed in the request.



















 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Carol Shreffler, Ph.D.
Phone: (919) 541-1445
Email: Shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Jenny Greer
Phone: 984-287-3332
Email: jenny.greer@nih.gov
 

NIEHS Specific Information:

NIEHS reviews supplement applications three times a year, in March, July and October.  Contact the Program Administrator of the parent grant for specific deadlines corresponding to the review schedule.  Dates are also posted on the web site below:
 
https://www.niehs.nih.gov/funding/grants/announcements/supplements/index.cfm
 

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
 
Scientific Research Contact:
Shakira M. Nelson, Ph.D.
Email: Shakira.nelson@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Julie Orlando
Email: orlandoj@mail.nih.gov
 

NIGMS Specific Information:
NIGMS strongly encourages the PD(s)/PI(s) to contact both the scientific contact listed in this table and the NIGMS Program Officer of the parent grant prior to submitting an application.
Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Please visit the NIGMS Critical Life Event Supplement Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer webpage for more information.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Scientific Program Contact:
Tamara Lewis Johnson, MBA, MPH
Phone: 301-594-7963
Email: tamara.lewisjohnson@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
 
Tamara Kees
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Telephone: 301-443-8811
Email: tkees@mail.nih.gov
 

NIMH Specific Information:

NIMH accepts and reviews administrative supplement applications on a continuous basis until April 1 of each fiscal year (FY). In accordance with NIH submission policies, when April 1 falls on a weekend, Federal holiday, or Washington, DC area Federal office closure (see NOT-OD-17-041), the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day. Generally, administrative supplement applications received after the April 1 submission date will not be considered for funding until the next fiscal year. Earlier submission is strongly encouraged. For further information see https://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/grant-writing-and-application-process/administrative-supplements-to-research-grants-and-cooperative-agreements.

The continuity administrative supplement application must be submitted no later than 12 months after the critical life event has occurred.  Under highly unusual and unique circumstances, an extension of up to 24 months after the critical life event may be requested, and the request will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants seeking an extension are encouraged to contact their Program Officer prior to submitting the application to discuss the request. Any application submitted 25 or more months after the date of the critical life events will not be considered for funding. 

NIMH will require that supplement budget requests cannot exceed $50,000/year direct costs. Applications must be submitted within the original project period.
 
 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Lyn Jakeman, Ph.D.
Email: NINDS_RSupp_CLE@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Shellie Wilburn, M.B.A.
Email: NINDS_RSupp_CLE@nih.gov


 

NINDS Specific Information:

Please see specific guidance and deadlines under Administrative Supplements- https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Funding/Training-Career-Development/Other-Training-Related-Programs

The NINDS  maximum allowable direct cost is  $50,000.
 

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Scientific Program Contact:
David Banks, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.W., RN
Phone: 301-496-9558
Email: Banksdh@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Kelli Oster
Phone: 301-594-2177
Email: osterk@mail.nih.gov

 

NINR Specific Information:


 

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
 
Scientific Program Contacts:
Nathan Stinson Jr., Ph.D., M.D., M.P.H.
Phone: (301) 594-8704
Email: stinsonn@mail.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Priscilla Grant, JD
Phone: (301) 594-8412
Email: grantp@mail.nih.gov
 

NIMHD Specific Information:

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Scientific Program Contact:
Lanay Mudd, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-9346
Email: lanay.mudd@nih.gov​
nccihderinquiries@mail.nih.gov​

Grants Management Contact:
Debbie Chen
Phone: 301-594-3788
Email: debbie.chen@nih.gov

NCCIH Specific Information:
NCCIH accepts applications on a continuous basis. Applications received by July 1st will be considered for funding during the current fiscal year. Applications received after July 1st will be considered for funding after October 1st (the next fiscal year).

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to describe how the life event is curtailing or is expected to curtail them from completing study aims and to provide justification for how supplemental support will help them to achieve their objectives/goals. Detailed personal health information such as specific diagnoses or medical conditions is not required or necessary in order to be considered for this supplement.
  • Supplement requests should be within the scope of the parent grant.
  • The Qualifying Critical Life Event must be current or have overlapped with the parent award period and have occurred within one year prior to the supplement application due date. In circumstances in which the critical life event is pending and is expected to occur during the project period, the supplement request may be submitted in advance of the event. Applicants should include dates of the life event in the application. Only one supplement application may be submitted to this NOSI for each Qualifying Critical Life Event.
  • Projects should have a minimum of one year remaining on their award at the time of submission. Those in a no-cost extension period are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with their Program Officer and the Scientific Contact listed in the Notice prior developing an application and to inform them immediately after submitting the application.


 

National Library of Medicine (NLM)
 
Scientific Program Contact:
Lyn Hardy, PhD, RN
Phone: 301-594-1297
Email: Lynda.hardy@nih.gov  


Grants Management Contact:
Samantha Tempchin
Phone: 301-496-4221
Email: tempchins@mail.nih.gov
 

NLM Specific Information:
 
NLM accepts and reviews supplement applications on a continuous basis.  However, applications received after August 1 may be considered for funding in the next fiscal year.  NLM strongly encourages the PD(s)/PI(s) to contact both the scientific contact listed in this table and the Program Officer of the parent research grant prior to submitting the application.

  • Projects should have a minimum of one year remaining on the award at the time of submission
  • Projects in no-cost extension period are not eligible to apply 
  • The Qualifying Critical Life Event must be current (or anticipated to be) or have overlap with the parent award
  • Eligible projects may only apply once for each Qualifying Critical Life Event
     
     

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
 
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences (OBSSR) does not accept assignment of applications or manage awards that are funded. Please contact one of the participating ICs for inquiries regarding the suitability of the proposed project for the NOSI and the IC’s research portfolio


 

OBSSR Specific Information:
 
All applications to this funding opportunity announcement should fall within the mission of the Institutes/Centers.  OBSSR may co-fund applications assigned to participating Institutes/Centers.