Notice of Change to RFA-NR-17-002 "NINR Exploratory Center (P20)"

Notice Number: NOT-NR-17-027

Key Dates
Release Date:   September 15, 2017

Related Announcements
RFA-NR-17-002

Issued by
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to inform applicants of a change in RFA-NR-17-002: NINR Exploratory Center (P20) in Section IV, Budget (Pilot Projects) and Budget (Pilot Administrative Core). Budget information for the P20 pilot projects should now be completed in Section IV Budget (Pilot Administrative Core).

1. Currently: 
Budget (Pilot Administrative Core)

Budget forms appropriate for the specific component will be included in the application package.

Pilot project funds cannot be used to supplement research that has already been funded, regardless of the source.

Efforts to increase the number of Pilot awards and availability of funds for the program using program income or alternative funding sources are particularly encouraged.

Personnel: This category should include salary support for key personnel, including the Pilot Administrative Core Director, and other professional and administrative personnel. The Pilot Administrative Core Director must devote a minimum of 0.6 person months out of 12 months to the Program to ensure adequate oversight. The salary amount charged to the NINR Center of Excellence grant for the Pilot Administrative Core Director, must be commensurate with the time spent on Pilot Administrative Core activities and is subject to institutional and NIH salary policies.

Consultants: Include costs associated with consultants (e.g., consultant fees/honoraria, per diem, or teleconferences) when their services are required by the Pilot Administrative Core, such as external reviewers for Pilot applications.

Note: The R&R Budget form included in many of the component types allows for up to 100 Senior/Key Persons in section A and 100 Equipment Items in section C prior to using attachments for additional entries. All other SF424 (R&R) instructions apply.

Modified to Read:
Budget (Pilot Administrative Core)

Budget forms appropriate for the specific component will be included in the application package.

Pilot project funds cannot be used to supplement research that has already been funded, regardless of the source.

Efforts to increase the number of Pilot awards and availability of funds for the program using program income or alternative funding sources are particularly encouraged.

Personnel: This category should include salary support for key personnel, including the Pilot Administrative Core Director, and other professional and administrative personnel. The Pilot Administrative Core Director must devote a minimum of 0.6 person months to the Program to ensure adequate oversight. The salary amount charged to the NINR Center of Excellence grant for the Pilot Administrative Core Director, must be commensurate with the time spent on Pilot Administrative Core activities and is subject to institutional and NIH salary policies.

Other Expenses: Up to $50,000 in direct costs per project, per year for up to two years can be budgeted for the approved pilot projects. The amount for the pilot projects should be budgeted as an annual lump sum under Other Expenses as “Pilot Projects”.

Consultants: Include costs associated with consultants (e.g., consultant fees/honoraria, per diem, or teleconferences) when their services are required by the Pilot Administrative Core, such as external reviewers for Pilot applications.

Note: The R&R Budget form included in many of the component types allows for up to 100 Senior/Key Persons in section A and 100 Equipment Items in section C prior to using attachments for additional entries. All other SF424 (R&R) instructions apply.

2. Currently:
Budget (Pilot Projects)

Up to $50,000 in direct costs per project, per year for up to two years can be budgeted for each approved pilot project. The amount for the pilot projects should be budgeted as an annual lump sum for all years of the award to accommodate the additional pilot projects, which will be implemented in future years as delayed onset awards.

Note: The R&R Budget form included in many of the component types allows for up to 100 Senior/Key Persons in section A and 100 Equipment Items in section C prior to using attachments for additional entries. All other SF424 (R&R) instructions apply.

Modified to Read:
Budget (Pilot Projects)

The budget for the pilot projects should be included in the Pilot Administrative Core. No budget should be included for the Pilot Projects. 

Note: The R&R Budget form included in many of the component types allows for up to 100 Senior/Key Persons in section A and 100 Equipment Items in section C prior to using attachments for additional entries. All other SF424 (R&R) instructions apply.

All other aspects of this FOA remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Lynn S. Adams, Ph.D.
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Telephone: 301-594-8911
Email: adamsls@nih.gov