Notice of Correction to Application and Submission Information in PAR-18-342 "NCI Research Specialist (Core-based Scientist) Award (R50)"

Notice Number: NOT-CA-18-021

Key Dates
Release Date:   November 29, 2017

Related Announcements
PAR-18-342

Issued by
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to clarify the Project Roles, in PAR-18-342, NCI Research Specialist (Core-based Scientist) Award (R50).  The Research Specialist must be the PD/PI of the application.  The Unit Director must not be the PD/PI. However, the Unit Director should be included as Senior/Key Personnel participating as an Other Significant Contributor.  Both the Research Specialist and the Unit Director must include a Biosketch as it states in the Application Guide.

Section III. Eligibility Information

1. Eligible Applicants

Eligible Individuals (Program Director/Principal Investigator)

Currently reads:

Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.
 Multiple PD/PIs are not permitted for the Research Specialist Award. Only single-PI Research Specialist applications are allowed. Applications with multiple-PI Research Specialists will not be accepted.

Modified to read

Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.
 Multiple PD/PIs are not permitted for the Research Specialist Award. Only single-PI Research Specialist applications are allowed. Applications with multiple-PI Research Specialists will not be accepted. The Research Specialist must be designated as the PD/PI. The Unit Director must not be designated as the PD/PI.

Section IV. Application and Submission Information

2. Content and Form of Application Submission

SF424(R&R) Senior/Key Person Profile

Currently reads
All instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide must be followed. 

Modified to read
All instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide must be followed.  Based on the expected involvement of the Unit Director, the Unit Director should participate as Other Significant Contributor. As noted in the Application Guide, all Other Significant Contributors must submit a biographical sketch.

All other aspects of the FOA remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:


Christine Siemon
National Cancer Institute (NCI) 
Telephone: 240-276-6180 
Email: siemonc@mail.nih.gov