Clarification of RFA-HD-18-009 "Re-Competition of Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research (UG1)"

Notice Number: NOT-HD-17-017

Key Dates
Release Date: August 18, 2017

Related Announcements
RFA-HD-18-009

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

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to broaden the eligibility of foreign partners allowed under RFA-HD-18-009 to include low-income as well as lower-middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America as defined by the World Bank (http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups).  Thus, all references in the FOA to "low income countries" should be replaced with "low-income and lower-middle-income countries".  Sections to be modified are as follows.

Part 1. Overview Information

Funding Opportunity Purpose

Currently reads

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications from U.S. institutions to support Research Units (RUs) within the Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research at NICHD.  RUs will consist of U.S.-based research centers applying in partnership with research centers in low income countries as defined by the World Bank. 

Modified to read

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications from U.S. institutions to support Research Units (RUs) within the Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research at NICHD.  RUs will consist of U.S.-based research centers applying in partnership with research centers in low-income countries and lower-middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank. 

Part 2. Full Text of Announcement

Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

Scope

Currently reads:
Priority will be given to scientific activities that have the greatest likelihood of improving pregnancy and child outcomes in low income countries.

Modified to read:

Priority will be given to scientific activities that have the greatest likelihood of improving pregnancy and child outcomes in low-income countries and lower-middle-income countries.

 

Network Organization

 
Currently reads:

The Global Network will consist of Research Units (RUs) composed of multidisciplinary teams of collaborating U.S. scientists linked to investigators and their institutions in low income countries as full and equal partners; an independently funded single Data Coordinating Center that will provide research support services and methodological and statistical expertise for the Global Network; and the NIH (represented by the NICHD Project Scientist and the NICHD Program Officials). The Global Network Research Units may include additional consultants needed at specific time periods.

Modified to read:

The Global Network will consist of Research Units (RUs) composed of multidisciplinary teams of collaborating U.S. scientists linked to investigators and their institutions in low-income countries and lower-middle-income countries as full and equal partners; an independently funded single Data Coordinating Center that will provide research support services and methodological and statistical expertise for the Global Network; and the NIH (represented by the NICHD Project Scientist and the NICHD Program Officials). The Global Network Research Units may include additional consultants needed at specific time periods.

 

Section III. Eligibility Information

1. Eligible Applicants

Foreign Institutions

Currently reads

Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply.
Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

Modified to read

Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

Section IV. Application and Submission Information

2. Content and Form of Application Submission

PHS 398 Research Plan

Research Strategy:

Currently reads:

Applicants must describe a plan for implementing project that address a current critical or emerging health problem related to the needs of women and/or young children in the foreign collaborator's country and other low income countries within the GN Investigator.

Modified to read:

Applicants must describe plans for implementing projects that address current critical or emerging health problems among women and young children in the collaborating low-income countries and lower-middle-income countries.

All other aspects of this FOA remain unchanged. 

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Tonse N. K. Raju, MD, DCH
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Telephone: 301-402-1872
Email: rajut@mail.nih.gov