Notice of Change Regarding Institutional Eligibility for PAR-19-134 and PAR-19-135 "Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools"

Notice Number: NOT-DE-20-019

Key Dates
Release Date: April 16, 2020

Related Announcements

PAR-19-134

PAR-19-135

NOT-DE-19-013 – Rescinded

NOT-NR-19-010 - Rescinded

Issued by
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants clarifications regarding eligibility information for:

PAR-19-134, Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) and PAR-19-135?, Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools (R15 Clinical Trial Required). Specifically, the changes pertain to determinations of institutional eligibility for submitting R15 REAP applications and for receiving R15 REAP awards.

Implementation Timeline
This notice is effective upon its release date and supersedes the prior Notice of Interest on Institutional Eligibility for the R15 REAP Program (NOT-DE-19-013), and the current language in existing funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).

Accordingly, the text in several specified sections of the funding opportunity announcement is modified as follows:

Part 1. Funding Opportunity Purpose, second paragraph.

Currently reads:

Eligible institutions (e.g., the university or college) must award NIH-relevant baccalaureate or advanced degrees in health professions or advanced degrees in biomedical or behavioral sciences and have received less than $6 million per year of NIH support (total costs) in 4 of the last 7 fiscal years. In this FOA a college is a stand-alone entity and not a component of a university system


Modified to read:

Eligible institutions (e.g., the university or college with a unique identifier number (such as DUNS) and a unique NIH Institutional Profile File (IPF) number)) must award NIH-relevant baccalaureate or advanced degrees in health professions and have received no more than $6 million per year of NIH support (in both direct and F&A/indirect costs) in 4 of the last 7 fiscal years. For institutions composed of multiple schools and colleges, the $6 million funding limit is based on the amount of NIH funding received by the institution as a whole (meaning all schools and colleges within an institution). In other words, the funding for all the institution’s health professional schools, graduate schools, and colleges and all the institution’s non-health professional schools and colleges that are part of the institution are considered together and summed as total NIH funding when determining institutional eligibility.

For institutions with multiple campuses, eligibility can be considered for each individual campus (e.g. main, satellite, etc.) only if a unique identifier number or NIH IPF number is established for each campus. For institutions that use one identifier number or NIH IPF number for all campuses, eligibility is determined for all campuses (e.g. main, satellite, etc.) together.

Part II, Section I, Funding Opportunity Description, first paragraph, last two sentences

Currently reads:

In this FOA a college is a stand-alone entity and not a component of a university system. This new program is called the Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools.


Modified to read:

This new program is called the Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools.

Part II, Section III. Eligibility Information, 1. Eligible Applicants, Subsection under Eligible Organizations

Currently reads:

In addition, all organizations must meet the following two criteria at the time of submission:

  • The applicant organization must be an accredited public or non-profit private school that grants baccalaureate or advanced degrees in health professions (see section below for more details) or advanced degrees in biomedical and behavioral sciences.
  • The applicant institution may not have received research support from the NIH totaling more than $6 million per year (in both direct and F&A/indirect costs) in 4 of the last 7 years (see Section I. Funding Opportunity Description for definition of "institution"). A year is defined as a federal fiscal year: from October 1 through September 30.
  • Note that all activity codes are included in this calculation except the following: C06, S10, and all activity codes starting with a G.

Modified to read:

In addition, all organizations must meet the following two criteria at the time of submission:

  • The applicant organization must be an accredited public or non-profit private school that grants baccalaureate or advanced degrees in health professions (see section below for more details) or advanced degrees in biomedical and behavioral sciences.
  • The applicant institution may not have received research support from the NIH totaling more than $6 million per year (in both direct and F&A/indirect costs) in 4 of the last 7 years. A year is defined as a federal fiscal year: from October 1 through September 30. For institutions composed of multiple schools and colleges, the $6 million funding limit is based on the amount of NIH funding received by the institution as a whole (meaning all schools and colleges within an institution). In other words, the funding for all the institution’s health professional schools, graduate schools, and colleges and all the institution’s non-health professional schools and colleges that are part of the institution are considered together and summed as total NIH funding when determining institutional eligibility.

Note that all activity codes are included in this calculation except the following: C06, S10, and all activity codes starting with a G.

All other aspects of PAR-19-134 and PAR-19-135 remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Alicia Dombroski, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Tel: 301-594-4805
adombroski@mail.nih.gov

Or the Scientific/Research Contact person and/or the Financial/Grants Management Contact person for another participating NIH institute or center (as listed in Section VII of PAR-19-134) that you want to consider your application.