RELEASE DATE:  September 16, 2003

NOTICE:  NOT-NR-03-001 (this notice is in reference to PA-03-152)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) 
National Institute on Aging (NIA) 
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) 
National Cancer Institute (NCI) 
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) 
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) 


This notice is intended to correct and clarify the instructions for page 
limitations and appendix information for R21 applications.  Applications for 
an R01 application must conform to the standard PHS 398 instructions.

should read as follows:

SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTIONS:  All instructions for the PHS 398 (rev. 5/2001) 
must be followed, with these exceptions for R21 applications:

o Research Plan

Items a - d of the Research Plan (Specific Aims, Background and Significance, 
Preliminary Studies, and Research Design and Methods) may not exceed a total 
of 15 pages.  No preliminary data is required but may be included if it is 
available.  Please note that a Progress Report is not needed; competing 
continuation applications for an exploratory/developmental grant will not be 

Appendix. Use the instructions for the appendix detailed in the PHS 398 
except that no more than 5 manuscripts, previously accepted for publication, 
may be included.

Any further inquiries regarding this Notice should be addressed to:
Dr. Martha Hare
Office of Extramural Programs
National Institute of Nursing Research
6701 Democracy Blvd, Room 710, MSC 4870
Bethesda, MD  20892-4870
Telephone:  (301) 451-3874
FAX:  (301) 480-8260

Other questions and inquiries about this Program Announcement should be directed 
to the appropriate NIH Institute or Center staff as indicated in the PA.

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