Notice of Clarification Regarding Submissions to PAR-16-116 "Bioengineering Research Partnerships (U01)"

Notice Number: NOT-EB-16-006

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Release Date:  April 13, 2016

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National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)


The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PAR-16-116: Bioengineering Research Partnerships (BRP) (U01) was recently released in the Guide (03/02/2016) as a reissuance of PAR-14-092. Unlike prior BRP FOAs, which used the R01 activity code, PAR-16-116 uses the U01 cooperative agreement activity code.  As a result of this change, PAR-16-116 will not accept renewal (Type 2) or resubmission (A1) applications that had been submitted in response to prior BRP FOAs; such applications must be submitted as new applications and will receive new application identification numbers.

New applications submitted to PAR-16-116 that represent a continuation of the work funded under a prior BRP FOA may make reference to work done in the previously funded (R01) period as preliminary data.  However, such applications may not attach a Progress Report Publication List or a Cumulative Inclusion Enrollment Report. Inclusion of this information will constitute grounds for application withdrawal. 

The policy that BRP awards may have one renewal period for a total of 10 years of funding remains in effect. A successful new BRP U01 application from a previously funded BRP R01 grant award would constitute the second period of the original BRP award.

Please note that a new application may make no reference to the prior review, must not include an introduction, and must not indicate how changes were made in response to the prior review.  Inclusion of such information anywhere in the application materials will constitute grounds for application withdrawal (see NIH Application Submission Policy for more information).  Please note that the reviewers will not receive the summary statement from the previous review for applications originally submitted under a previous BRP FOA. 


Please direct all inquiries to:

Antonio Sastre, Ph.D.
Program Director, Division of Applied Science and Technology
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 200  MSC 5477
Bethesda, MD  20892
(301)-402-1373 (Office)
(240)-515-0710 (Cell)