Notice of Elimination of the Interview Requirement for Applicants to RFA-RM-18-010 "NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional)"

Notice Number: NOT-RM-18-018

Key Dates
Release Date: June 27, 2018

Related Announcements
RFA-RM-18-010

Issued by
Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund)

Purpose

This notice is to inform the potential applicants that the in-person interview step in the application review process will be eliminated.

RFA-RM-18-010, Section V.1 currently reads, in part:

Informed by the comments provided by Mail Reviewers, a subset of applications will be selected by the Review Panel (excluding Mail Reviewers) for further consideration. The PDs/PIs of these applications will be invited for an in-person interview by the Review Panel. The same review criteria will be used by the Review Panel as was used by the Mail Reviewers.

This section is now modified to read:

Informed by the comments provided by Mail Reviewers, a subset of applications will be selected by the Review Panel (excluding Mail Reviewers) for further consideration. The same review criteria will be used by the Review Panel as was used by the Mail Reviewers.

All other aspects of this FOA remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Ravi Basavappa, Ph.D.
Office of the Director (OD)
Telephone: 301-435-7204
Email: earlyindependence@mail.nih.gov