Notice Number: NOT-OH-06-001
Release Date: October 14, 2005
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), (http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html)
The purpose of this notice is to provide information on the requirement for grant applicants seeking NIOSH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13/U13) to submit their applications online to NIOSH through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/) using the SF424 Research and Research Related (R&R) form as of the December 15, 2005, submission date (as announced in http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-05-067.html).
NIOSH recognizes the value of supporting high quality scientific meetings that are relevant to its scientific mission and to the public health. A scientific meeting is defined as a gathering, symposium, seminar, conference, workshop or any other organized, formal meeting where persons assemble to coordinate, exchange, and disseminate information or to explore or clarify a defined subject, problem, or area of knowledge.
NIOSH expects the NIOSH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13/U13) funding opportunity announcement to be available in Grants.gov "Apply" soon, and a revision to the current announcement (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-05-005.html) will be published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts in the near future.
Applicants are encouraged to prepare themselves now to participate in electronic submission through Grants.gov.
A one-time registration is required for institutions at both:
NIOSH applicants will be able to register in the NIH eRA Commons beginning in November 2005. Principal Investigators should work with their institutions to make sure they are registered in the NIH Commons.
See Preparing for Electronic Submission at http://era.nih.gov/ElectronicReceipt/preparing.htm for more details.
Please direct questions regarding the Commons registration process to the NIH eRA Service Desk at phone: 301-402-7469/866-504-9552 (Toll Free); 301-451-5939 (TTY) business hours M-F 7am-8pm Eastern Standard Time.
Updates on the status of the transition to electronic submission and the new form set will be posted in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts and on the NIH eRA Electronic Receipt of Applications Web site.
For general information concerning the transition, please contact:
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
Conference Grant specific inquiries should be directed to:
Susan B. Board, M.S.
Scientific Program Administrator
Office of Extramural Programs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
1600 Clifton Road, N.E.
Building 24, Room 1415, MS E-74
Atlanta , GA 30333
Telephone: (404) 498-2512
FAX: (404) 498-2571