Revised Budget Instructions for PAR-11-233, NICHD Continuing Education Training Programs (T15)

Notice Number: NOT-HD-11-025

Key Dates

Release Date:  September 22, 2011

Issued by

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)


This Notice revises the budgetary instructions for the Funding Opportunity Announcement PAR-11-233 (  Paragraphs included in Section IV.2. of the FOA under the subheading "Training Budget Component" should be replaced by the following instructions:

Training Budget Component

Follow instructions provided in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide for institutional training programs with the following modifications:

A.  Stipends, Tuition/Fees:   Do not complete any of the items under this section.

B.  Other Direct Costs:  List Trainee Travel and Consortium Training Costs (if applicable).  All other direct costs of the program should be included under Training Related Expenses.  Those costs should be itemized and justified in F. Budget Justification (see below).

C.  Total Direct Costs Requested (A + B) --Auto-calculated.

D.  Indirect Costs:  Indirect Costs (also known as Facilities & Administrative [F&A] Costs) are reimbursed at 8% of modified total direct costs (exclusive of tuition and fees and expenditures for equipment), rather than on the basis of a negotiated rate agreement.

E.  Total Direct and Indirect Costs Requested (C + D) -- Auto-calculated.

F.  Budget Justification (attachment):  Allowable costs of the program should be itemized and justified in the budget justification section, with the total direct costs to be entered on the main budget page as Training Related Expenses (see above).  Itemize program costs according to the headings and guidelines provided in Section II of PAR-11-233, Other Award Budget Information, as follows:

Personnel Costs -- List costs for all personnel, including PD/PI, program faculty, administrative/clerical staff, or other personnel.  For each individual, include name, project role, base salary, effort (in person months), requested salary, fringe benefits, and total amount requested.  Provide a narrative justification for each proposed personnel position.

Participant Costs -- List all costs for program participants, including per diem and registration.  It is expected that the program will at least partially be funded through registration fees. 

Other Program Related Expenses -- List any other expenses for the program, including consultant costs, laboratory supplies, travel and per diem for faculty, printing, telephone, audio-visuals, postage, recruitment materials, computer software, and rental of space or equipment.

In a narrative section of the Budget Justification, include information regarding efforts to obtain funding for this educational training program from other sources.  Provide details of available program support from sources such as other grants, registration fees, trainee participant contributions, institutional matching funds, travel awards, etc.

All other aspects of the FOA remain unchanged.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Dennis A. Twombly, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Office of Extramural Policy
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Telephone:  (301) 451-3371
FAX:  (301) 301-480-2400

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