Notice of Change to the Application Due Date and to Allow Foreign Components for Applications to RFA-NS-16-008 "BRAIN Initiative: Research Opportunities Using Invasive Neural Recording and Stimulating Technologies in the Human Brain (U01)"

Notice Number: NOT-NS-15-044

Key Dates
Release Date:   November 5, 2015

Related Announcements
RFA-NS-16-008      

Issued by
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH

Purpose

This Notice is to change the application due date, and to correct the information on eligible organizations for RFA-NS-16-008 “BRAIN Initiative:  Research Opportunities Using Invasive Neural Recording and Stimulating Technologies in the Human Brain (U01).”  The new due date will be January 13, 2016.  Also the changed Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will allow applications that include foreign components, such as sub-contracts to foreign organizations and/or activities performed at foreign organizations. 

Currently the FOA reads:

Key Dates

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date)

November 15, 2015

Letter of Intent Due Date(s)

November 15, 2015

Application Due Date(s)

December 15, 2015, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement.

AIDS Application Due Date(s)

Not  Applicable

Scientific Merit Review

February 2016

Advisory Council Review

May 2016

Earliest Start Date

June 2016

Expiration Date

December 16, 2015 

Foreign Institutions

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 not allowed.

The FOA is now changed to read:

Key Dates

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date)

December 13, 2015

Letter of Intent Due Date(s)

December 13, 2015

Application Due Date(s)

January 13, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement.

AIDS Application Due Date(s)

Not  Applicable

Scientific Merit Review

April 2016

Advisory Council Review

August 2016

Earliest Start Date

September 2016

Expiration Date

January 14, 2016 

Foreign Institutions

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.

All other aspects of this FOA remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

James Gnadt, PhD
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Telephone: 301-496-9964
Email: BRAIN_ResOppHu@mail.nih.gov