Notice of Additional Application Requirements for PA-18-824

Notice Number: NOT-AG-19-024

Key Dates
Release Date: May 14, 2019

Related Announcements
PA-18-824

Issued by
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Purpose

This Notice informs potential applicants to PA-18-824 “Exploratory Analyses of CALERIE Data and Biospecimens to Elucidate Mechanisms of Caloric Restriction (CR)-Induced Effects in Humans (R21) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)” of additional pre-application requirements. A request to access the CALERIE biospecimens must be submitted through the CALERIE website and approved by the CALERIE Steering Committee (SC) prior to any submission of an application. Further, a letter of support from the CALERIE SC should be included in the grant application to demonstrate that the necessary study approvals have been obtained. Failure to follow this guidance may negatively impact the funding potential of an application even if it receives a scientifically meritorious score.

The text of PA-18-824 is modified as follows:

Part 2. Full Text of Announcement
Section I. Funding Opportunity Description
Research Objectives

Modified to add: A request to access the CALERIE biospecimens must be submitted through the CALERIE website and approved by the CALERIE Steering Committee (SC) prior to any submission of an application. Further, a letter of support from the CALERIE SC should be included in the grant application to demonstrate that the necessary study approvals have been obtained. Failure to follow this guidance may negatively impact the funding potential of an application even if it receives a scientifically meritorious score.

Part 2. Full Text of Announcement
Section IV. Application and Submission Information
2. Content and Form of Application Submission
SF424(R&R) Other Project Information

Modified to add:A request to access the CALERIE biospecimens must be submitted through the CALERIE website and approved by the CALERIE Steering Committee (SC) prior to any submission of an application. Further, a letter of support from the CALERIE SC should be included in the grant application to demonstrate that the necessary study approvals have been obtained.

Part 2. Full Text of Announcement
Section V. Application Review Information
1. Criteria
Additional Review Considerations

Modified to add: A request to access the CALERIE biospecimens must be submitted through the CALERIE website and approved by the CALERIE Steering Committee (SC) prior to any submission of an application. Further, a letter of support from the CALERIE SC should be included in the grant application to demonstrate that the necessary study approvals have been obtained. Failure to follow this guidance may negatively impact the funding potential of an application even if it receives a scientifically meritorious score.

All other aspects of this FOA remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Giovanna Zappalà, Ph.D., M.P.H.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Telephone: 301-827-6240
Email: Giovanna.Zappala@nih.gov