Notice of Change to Funding Opportunity PAR-14-050 "NIH Revision Awards for Creating Virtual Consortium for Translational/Transdisciplinary Environmental Research (ViCTER)(R01)"

Notice Number: NOT-ES-16-003

Key Dates
Release Date:   November 10, 2015

Related Announcements
PAR-14-050

Issued by
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Purpose

This Notice is to change the following sections of PAR-14-050, "NIH Revision Awards for Creating Virtual Consortium for Translational/Transdisciplinary Environmental Research (ViCTER)(R01)".

Part 2. Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

Research Objectives

Currently reads:
Each ViCTER program will consist of at least three participants (the PD/PI plus two new collaborators).  A new collaborator is defined as someone who has not published with the PD/PI within the last five years (excluding reviews, white papers etc.). In addition only one of the collaborators can be at the same Institution as the PD/PI.

Modified to read:
Each ViCTER program will consist of at least three participants (the PD/PI plus two new collaborators).  A new collaborator is defined as someone who has not published with the PD/PI within the last five years (excluding reviews, white papers etc.).  We strongly recommend that at least one new collaborator be at a different institution from the PD/PI, but it is not required.

Part 2. Section II. Award Information

Currently reads:

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards

NIEHS intends to fund an estimate of 4-5 awards, corresponding to a total of $2,000,000 for each fiscal year, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Award Budget

Application budgets are limited to $250,000 direct cost but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

 

Modified to read:

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards

NIEHS intends to fund an estimate of 3-4 awards, corresponding to a total of $2,000,000 for each fiscal year, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Award Budget

Application budgets are limited to $300,000 direct cost per year but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

 

Part 2. Section IV.2. Content and Form of Application Submission

R&R or Modular Budget

Currently reads:
Allocation of Funds among Collaborators: Applicants can request up to $250,000 in direct costs per year, $25,000 of which is to support the applicant organization's costs associated with the coordination of the ViCTER program.   The remainder of the $225,000 may be allocated to 1) the PD/PI for the one to two new specific aims that are proposed to expand the scope of the current grant, and 2) for the one to two specific aims for the other ViCTER participants. While the allocations of the $225,000 may be predicated by need, no one subproject should be less than $50,000 direct cost.  The activities of each new collaborator and related costs must be separately identified and justified in the budget justification."

Modified to read:
Allocation of Funds among Collaborators: Applicants can request up to $300,000 in direct costs per year. ¬†The $300,000 may be allocated to 1) the PD/PI for the one to two new specific aims that are proposed to expand the scope of the current grant, and 2) for the one to two specific aims for the other ViCTER participants. While the allocations of the $300,000 may be predicated by need, no one subproject should be less than $50,000 direct cost.  The activities of each new collaborator and related costs must be separately identified and justified in the budget justification.

All other aspects of the FOA remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Jonathan Hollander, Ph.D.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Telephone: 919-541-9467
Email: jonathan.hollander@NIH.gov