Clarification of Eligibility as Primary Applicant for the RFA-OD-09-010

Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-006

Key Dates
Release Date: October 22, 2009

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (


The purpose of this Notice is to clarify what institutions are eligible to submit applications as the primary applicant and recipient of an award for the RFA-OD-09-010, Recovery Act Limited Competition: Building Sustainable Community-Linked Infrastructure to Enable Health Science Research (RC4). Only Academic Health Centers may serve as the primary applicant. Although multiple Principal Investigators are permitted, the primary award will go to a single Academic Health Center. The intent of this FOA is to encourage Academic Health Centers to engage with community entities to build or strengthen collaborative partnerships with those community entities in order to produce community health research infrastructure. Our ultimate goal is the facilitation of community health research through academic-community partnerships.

For the purposes of this FOA, we have defined Academic Health Center as an accredited academic institution that regularly and widely engages in health research, and that health research is part of that institution’s identity.


Inquiries regarding this Notice may be directed to:

Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Office of the Director
The National Institutes of Health
1 Center Dr., Rm B3-11
Bethesda, MD 20892