Notice Regarding RFA-OH-08-002 Expansion of the National Mesothelioma Virtual Registry and Tissue Bank (U24)

Notice Number: NOT-OH-08-002

Key Dates
Release Date: February 6, 2008
Application Receipt Date: March 26, 2008

Issued by
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), (

The purpose of this notice is to provide clarification on three items in RFA-OH-08-002:

1. Applicants should defer to the PHS 398 instructions and forms wherever RFA-OH-08-002 refers to SF 424. Because the cooperative agreement grant mechanism, including U24, has not yet been transitioned by NIH from the PHS 398 to the SF424 (R&R) and electronic submission through (, applicants are required to use the PHS 398 grant application instructions (11/2007 Revision) and fillable forms (11/2007 Revision), available at Notable changes to the PHS 398 instructions are described at

2. The first sentence of paragraph three in Section II. Award Information, 2. Funds Available, should read as follows: “If an applicant requests a funding amount greater than the ceiling of $1,100,000 in total costs per year, HHS/CDC will consider the application non-responsive, and it will not enter into the review process.” The maximum total cost that may be requested is $1,100,000 per year. The maximum project period that may be requested is five years.

3. Replace the first sentence in Section III. Eligibility Information, 3. Other-Special Eligibility Criteria, with the following sentence "Applicant organizations may submit only one application".


We encourage inquiries concerning this notice, and welcome the opportunity to answer questions from potential applicants. Please direct inquiries to:

Joan F. Karr, Ph.D.
Scientific Program Administrator
Office of Extramural Programs
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mailstop E-74
Atlanta, GA  30333
Telephone: (404) 498-2506

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