Notice of Extension of NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01) to up to 5 Years of Support

Notice Number: NOT-NS-18-001

Key Dates
Release Date: August 9, 2017

Related Announcements
PAR-16-219

Issued by
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Purpose

This notice is to extend the duration of the NINDS Faculty K01 to up to 5 years of support.

Current Instructions

Award Project Period
The total project period may not exceed 3 years.

Section VI. Award Administration Information
1. Award Notices
If the application is under consideration for funding, NIH will request "just-in-time" information from the applicant as described in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.

A formal notification in the form of a Notice of Award (NoA) will be provided to the applicant organization for successful applications. The NoA signed by the grants management officer is the authorizing document and will be sent via email to the grantee’s business official.

Awardees must comply with any funding restrictions described in Section IV.5. Funding Restrictions. Selection of an application for award is not an authorization to begin performance. Any costs incurred before receipt of the NoA are at the recipient's risk. These costs may be reimbursed only to the extent considered allowable pre-award costs.

Any application awarded in response to this FOA will be subject to terms and conditions found on the Award Conditions and Information for NIH Grants website.  This includes any recent legislation and policy applicable to awards that is highlighted on this website.

Revised Instructions

Award Project Period
The total project period may not exceed 5 years. Initial budget period to be awarded is 3 years and a continuation for years 4 and 5 are contingent on administrative review by NINDS staff. This internal NINDS review will assess whether the investigator has applied for a major research grant (R01, R15, or equivalent) from a federal (e.g., NIH, NSF, DOD, DARPA, etc.) or non-federal source (e.g., non-profit, society, foundation, or institute).

NINDS anticipates that most Diversity Faculty K01 awards will be 5 year awards and applicants should propose a research plan that reflects the total project period (up to 5 years); however, if the year 3 administrative review determines that an investigator is not applying for appropriate research grants or making sufficient progress towards preliminary data for such a submission, the award may not be extended.

Section VI. Award Administration Information
1. Award Notices
If the application is under consideration for funding, NIH will request "just-in-time" information from the applicant as described in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.

A formal notification in the form of a Notice of Award (NoA) will be provided to the applicant organization for successful applications. The NoA signed by the grants management officer is the authorizing document and will be sent via email to the grantee’s business official.

Awardees must comply with any funding restrictions described in Section IV.5. Funding Restrictions. Selection of an application for award is not an authorization to begin performance. Any costs incurred before receipt of the NoA are at the recipient's risk. These costs may be reimbursed only to the extent considered allowable pre-award costs.

Any application awarded in response to this FOA will be subject to terms and conditions found on the Award Conditions and Information for NIH Grants website.  This includes any recent legislation and policy applicable to awards that is highlighted on this website.

It is anticipated that the terms of award will include, but not be limited to, the following: the initial Notice of Grant Award will be for three years with a special term that an additional two years of support is conditional upon the receipt of a letter requesting two additional years of support and other supporting documentation demonstrating sufficient progress toward faculty independence.  The letter should be submitted as an attachment under question G.1 on the RPPR, which addresses Special Award Terms and FOA Requirements.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Michelle Jones-London, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Telephone: 301-451-7966
Email: jonesmiche@ninds.nih.gov