Notice of Change to Instructions for NOT-OD-18-194 "Notice of Availability of Administrative Supplements for NIH Grants that are NOT Focused on Down Syndrome to Address Specific Down Syndrome Research Objectives

Notice Number: NOT-OD-18-204

Key Dates
Release Date: July 11, 2018

Related Announcements
NOT-OD-18-194
PA-18-591
NOT-OD-18-195 : companion notice for applications that are currently focused on Down syndrome

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to update the Award Project Period of NOT-OD-18-194, "Notice of Availability of Administrative Supplements for NIH Grants that are NOT Focused on Down Syndrome to Address Specific Down Syndrome Research Objectives." The updated language will clear confusion regarding the eligibility of grants in a no cost extension by allowing those in their first year of a no cost extension to apply. In addition, one additional requirement has been added to the review criteria under "Review Process" about being able to complete the work within the approved project period for the existing parent award.
 
Currently reads:

Award Project Period
"To be eligible, the parent award must receive funds in FY18 (Oct. 1, 2017-Sept. 30, 2018) and not be in an extension period. The request is for one year of funding, but the research proposed in the supplement must be accomplished within 1-2 years. The earliest anticipated start date is August 1, 2018."

Modified to read:

Award Project Period
"To be eligible, the parent award must receive funds in FY18 (Oct. 1, 2017-Sept. 30, 2018) or be in the first year of a no cost extension at the time of receipt of the supplement request. The request is for one year of funding, but the research proposed in the supplement must be accomplished within 1-2 years. The earliest anticipated start date is August 1, 2018."

Currently reads:

Review process
Each IC will conduct administrative reviews of applications submitted to their IC separately. The NIH Office of the Director will make funds available for the top applications submitted for consideration for this cross-IC program.

Criteria:
1. Is the work proposed within the scope of the active award?
2. Is the work relevant to Down syndrome even though the parent award is not focused on Down syndrome research?
3. Does the work proposed address one of the components listed under the Down syndrome research objectives?
4. Does the work proposed have scientific merit?
5. Is the work likely to stimulate additional activity leading to progress on Down syndrome?
6. Does the work address a priority for the IC that issued the parent award (if applicable)?

Modified to read:

Review process
Each IC will conduct administrative reviews of applications submitted to their IC separately. The NIH Office of the Director will make funds available for the top applications submitted for consideration for this cross-IC program.

Criteria:
1. Is the work proposed within the scope of the active award?
2. Is the work relevant to Down syndrome even though the parent award is not focused on Down syndrome research?
3. Does the work proposed address one of the components listed under the Down syndrome research objectives?
4. Does the work proposed have scientific merit?
5. Is the work likely to stimulate additional activity leading to progress on Down syndrome?
6. Does the work address a priority for the IC that issued the parent award (if applicable)?
7. Can the work be completed within the approved project period for the existing parent award?

All other aspects of this Notice remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to the contact at the Institute, Center or Office supporting the parent award:

Melissa A. Parisi, MD, PhD
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Telephone: 301-435-6880
Email: parisima@mail.nih.gov

Anna E. Mazzucco, PhD
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Telephone: 301-451-1220
Email: anna.mazzucco@nih.gov

Malcolm A. Smith, MD, PhD
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Telephone: 240-276-6087
Email: Malcolm.Smith@nih.gov

Houmam Araj, PhD
National Eye Institute (NEI)
Telephone: 301-451-2020
Email: arajh@nei.nih.gov

Charlene Schramm, PhD
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Telephone: 301-402-3793
Email: SchrammC@nhlbi.nih.gov

Joy T. Boyer, BA
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Telephone: 301-480-2247
Email: jb40m@nih.gov

Laurie M. Ryan, PhD
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Telephone: 301-496-9350
Email: ryanl@mail.nih.gov

Frosso Voulgaropoulou, PhD
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Telephone: 240-627-3205
Email: fvoulgaropoulou@niaid.nih.gov

Lana Shekim, PhD
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Telephone: 301-496-5061
Email: shekiml@nidcd.nih.gov

Jason Wan, PhD
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Telephone: 301-594-9898
Email: JasonWan@nidcr.nih.gov

Ellen Leschek, PhD
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK )
Telephone: 301-402-8291
Email: LeschekE@EXTRA.NIDDK.NIH.GOV

Jonathan A. Hollander, PhD
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Telephone: 984-287-3269
Email: jonathan.hollander@nih.gov

Donna Krasnewich, MD, PhD
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Telephone: 301-594-0943
Email: dkras@nigms.nih.gov

Lisa Gilotty, PhD
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Telephone: 301-443-3825
Email: gilottyl@mail.nih.gov

Robert Riddle, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Telephone: 301-496-5745
Email: rr260c@nih.gov

Rebekah S. Rasooly, PhD
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Telephone: 301-827-2599
Email: rr185i@nih.gov

Nathan Stinson, Jr., PhD, MD
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Telephone: 301-594-8704
Email: stinsonn@mail.nih.gov

Robin Elizabeth Boineau, MD
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Telephone: 301-435-6286
Email: Robin.Boineau@nih.gov
  
Erica K. Rosemond, PhD
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
Telephone: 301-594-8927
Email: Erica.Rosemond@nih.gov