ADDENDUM TO RFA-RM-04-017, MOLECULAR LIBRARIES SCREENING CENTERS NETWORK (MLSCN) FUNDS AVAILABLE RELEASE DATE: May 13, 2004 NOTICE: NOT-RM-04-012 National Institutes of Health (NIH) ( This addendum to RFA-RM-04-017, Molecular Libraries Screening Centers Network (at which was released in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts on April 21, 2004 gives notice that NIH staff wish to clarify the section on funds available with respect to budget requests for equipment in years 2 and 3 of the project period for the pilot MLSCN centers. The direct cost budget (excluding equipment) may not exceed $1,000,000 in the first year. The costs for up to $500,000 for equipment may be included in year one, but should be well justified, (and, to repeat, does not count towards the $1,000,000 direct cost limit.) The direct cost budget (including equipment) may not exceed $2,000,000 in the second year or $3,000,000 in the third year. No limit is placed on the allowable costs for equipment in the second and third years, but equipment costs should be well justified, and the entire direct cost budget cannot exceed the limits listed above. F&A costs (sometimes known as indirect costs) of subcontractors will not count against the direct cost limits. INQUIRIES: Linda Brady, Ph.D. Project Team Leader, MLSCN Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science National Institute of Mental Health 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7185, MSC 9641 Bethesda, MD 20892-9641 Rockville, MD 20852-9641 (for express/courier service) Telephone: (301) 443-5288 FAX: (301) 402-4740 Email:

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