Proposal Preparation Costs Allowable as a Direct Charge for Mentored Career Development Awards

Notice Number:  NOT-OD-11-002

Key Dates

Release Date: October 15, 2010   

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Mentored Career Development Award (CDA) programs provide support with a goal of leading to research independence for an individual.  Research independence is achieved through applying for other research support. Consistent with these objectives, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces that it is allowable for effort devoted to proposal preparation for subsequent research support to be charged as a direct cost to a mentored CDA. This can be considered part of the awarded effort commitment of the CDA or an increase to that commitment within the allowable salary provided as applicable.


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Division of Grants Policy
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration
National Institutes of Health
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Bethesda, MD 20892

Specific questions concerning this Notice may also be directed to the NIH Grants Management Specialist assigned to a particular grant.

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