Notice Number: NOT-HG-19-025
Release Date: October 21, 2019
First Available Due Date: October 21, 2019
Expiration Date: May 16, 2020
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
This Notice encourages eligible National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) awardees of grants and cooperative agreements to apply for administrative supplements to provide short-term research career enhancement in genomics for experienced investigators. This administrative supplement will provide additional funds to current awardees to enable an investigator to join the awardee’s research team to obtain experience directly related to the scope of the awardee’s project. For the purposes of this Notice, the term “genomics” encompasses issues and activities in these three areas of interest to NHGRI – genome sciences, genomic medicine and genomics and society.
The field of genomics has expanded greatly over the past two decades and it now permeates much of basic science and clinical research. This expansion has occurred in part via advances in techniques and methods, and also by the recognition that the tools used in genomics research can be applied to other fields.
Clinical and basic researchers trained more than a decade ago may have had limited opportunity to acquire experience in a wide range of modern genomics-related topics and hence could benefit from such exposure later in their careers. Similarly, experienced genetics and genomic researchers who trained before genomics was as integral as it is now may benefit from broadening their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities in modern genomics-related topics.
This program will provide a 6- to 12-month hands-on supervised research experiences in genomics for: 1) individuals with limited or no prior experience and training in these fields, or 2) individuals in genomics to gain experience in an aspect of the field that differs substantially from their current work.
This opportunity is targeted at experienced academic scientists in mid- to late-career. Operationally, this is defined as at least 10 years beyond their doctoral degree. It will allow a scientist trained in a field outside of genomics (e.g., clinical medicine, mathematics, physics, engineering, computational science) to gain supervised experience in a genomics-related field, or an experienced scientist to obtain new knowledge and skills in a supervised setting in an area of genomics that is significantly new to them, such as genomic data science, technology development, genomic medicine, or genomics and society.
The research experience must take place at the award site, and during the award project period, and not during any extension period. There is no citizenship requirement for applicants.
The Research Strategy section should include information about the goals of the experience, how the experience differs from their previous training, and how they plan to use this experience going forward in their research.
Budgetary considerations: Applicants may request salary support commensurate with the institution’s salary structure. The total salary may not exceed the legislatively mandated salary cap. See: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/salcap_summary.htm. Other program-related expenses (supplies, equipment, computer services, technical personnel, conference travel) may be requested for up to $40,000 direct costs per 12 months and prorated for shorter periods of time. Living expenses and travel funds to/from the research site may not be requested.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the Program Official of the parent grant or the contact listed below before submitting an application to confirm eligibility and to obtain technical assistance. Supplement requests will undergo administrative evaluation by NHGRI staff.
Application and Submission Information
Applications for this initiative must be submitted using the following opportunity or its subsequent reissued equivalent.
Please direct all inquiries to:
Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute