Notice of Availability of Administrative Supplements to NCCIH Grants to Address Opioid Use Disorder and/or Pain

Notice Number: NOT-AT-18-013

Key Dates
Release Date: August 28, 2018

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Issued by
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)


Through this notice, NCCIH is highlighting its interest in administrative supplement applications that are focused on research related to pain and/or opioid use disorder (OUD) that align with NCCIH’s 2016 Strategic Plan (  The supplemental research proposed must be within the scope of the parent grant. The administrative supplement cannot add a new specific aim. Rather, the proposed research must be describable as sub-aims of the existing specific aims of an active grant. 

Award Project Period

Active grants with project end dates in fiscal year 2019 or later are eligible. The active award should not be in a terminal no-cost extension. The research proposed in the supplement must be accomplished within the remaining active budget period for the existing parent award. The earliest anticipated start date is September 1, 2018. 

Budget and Available Funds

Supplement budget requests must reflect actual needs of the proposed project and cannot exceed the total budget of the existing grant award per year. Requests may only be for one year of support. Only one supplement request per grant will be accepted.

Eligible Individuals (Program Director/Principal Investigator [PD/PI])

Individual(s) must hold an active grant or cooperative agreement funded by NCCIH. For supplements to parent awards that include multiple PDs/PIs, the supplement may be requested by any or all of the PDs/PIs (in accordance with the existing leadership plan) and submitted by the awardee institution of the parent award. 

Submitting an Application

Applicants should begin their Research Strategy section by stating: “This application is being submitted in response to NOT-AT-18-013".  Investigators must submit applications in response to the Parent Administrative Supplement FOA, PA-18-591 "Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin. Supp. Clinical Trial Optional)".

As part of the application, investigators should submit an abstract (R&R Other Project Information form ) ?of the proposed research that describes the relevance to pain and/or OUD.   Applications should include a strong scientific justification for the requested supplement.  As part of the budgetary justification (R&R Budget Form), a statement regarding the expenditure of currently available unobligated grant funds should be included.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss the aims of the proposed work with the NCCIH program officer assigned to the parent grant to assess suitability for this funding opportunity.

Applications may be submitted at any time.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Yisong Wang, PhD.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Phone: 301-480-9483