RELEASE DATE:  July 8, 2003

NOTICE:  NOT-ES-03-012

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) 

Change In Review Policy For Program Project Grant (P01) Applications

The purpose of this announcement is to notify potential applicants for 
Program Project Grants that effective immediately, NIEHS will no longer 
be conducting site visits as part of the review of these applications.  
Applicants for P01 support should submit complete applications 
addressing all of the review criteria as stated in the NIEHS Guidelines 
for submission of P01 applications.  These guidelines are available at 
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/dert/programs/p01.htm.  Early communication 
with NIEHS review staff should be considered to ensure submission of a 
complete application. 

Review procedures to be instituted for P01 applications will include 
telephone contact by the Scientific Review Administrator (SRA) to the 
Principal Investigator the night prior to the review meeting.  The 
purpose of this phone call will be to alert the Principal Investigator 
of the need for additional material or information.  Said material or 
information should be made available to the reviewers prior to or 
during the review meeting which will occur the following day.  During 
the review, a maximum of 60 minutes will be allotted for a 
teleconference between the review committee and the Principal 
Investigator and assembled co-investigators.  The purpose of this 
teleconference will be to allow the investigators interaction with the 
committee and to answer questions or to address concerns that the 
reviewers may have regarding the application.

The Program Project Grant is an assistance award for the support of a 
broadly based interdisciplinary research program that has a well-
defined central research focus.  It may include support for common 
supporting resources (cores) required for the conduct of the component 
research projects.  Interrelationships between component projects are 
expected to result in a greater contribution to the program goals than 
if each project were pursued separately.

Receipt dates for PO1 applications are June 1 and October 1 of each 
year.  NIEHS will not accept P01 applications for the February NIH 
application receipt date.


Dr. Dennis Lang
Deputy Director
Division of Extramural Research and Training
P.O. Box 12233, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, MD EC-20
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709
Telephone: 919-541-7729
Fax:  919-541-2843
Email: DL73v@nih.gov

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