Notice Number: NOT-OD-19-091
Release Date: March 15, 2019
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The Purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants using the eRA Commons for electronic-based submissions for PA-18-906 "Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)" that biosketch information for the candidate, any mentors, and any senior or key persons directly involved in activities related to the supplement should be included. Biosketches of mentors and other senior and key persons should provide evidence of past mentoring experience.
The relevant section is revised to include the italicized text, below (under "Special Instructions for Streamlined Submissions using the eRA Commons for electronic-based submissions"):
NIH offers a streamlined system through the eRA Commons for submitting administrative supplements. Login to the eRA Commons, identify the parent award, and prepare an administrative supplement request. A User’s Guide for submitting through this system is available, with the following additional guidance:
completed and must include a summary or abstract of the funded parent award or project. Applications for supplements must include a description of how the candidate's proposed research activities relate to one or more aims of the parent project. In addition, they should incorporate a plan for the candidate to interact with other individuals on the parent grant, to contribute intellectually to the research, and to enhance her/his research skills and knowledge regarding the selected area of biomedical, behavioral, clinical or social sciences science. It must also provide evidence of a focus on the enhancement of the research capability of the student, postdoctorate, or faculty member and that the research experience is intended to provide opportunities for development as a productive researcher. In addition, it must demonstrate that the PD(s)/PI(s) is willing to provide appropriate mentorship.
This guidance mirrors what is required and detailed for submission through the NIH ASSIST system, an institutional system-to-system (S2S) solution, or Grants.gov Workspace for applications in response to PA-18-906 "Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)"
All other aspects of this FOA remain the same.
Please direct all inquiries to:
Division of Biomedical Research Workforce
Office of Extramural Research