Notice of Change to Award Budget and Removal of Prior Approval Requirement for PAR-19-099, “Limited Competition: Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program: Collaborative Innovation Award (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)”

Notice Number: NOT-TR-20-004

Key Dates
Release Date: December 20, 2019

Related Announcements
PAR-19-099

Issued by
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Purpose

The purpose of this notice is to update information regarding: 1) the allowable budget request in Section II; and 2) removal of prior approval requirement for requests of $500,000 or more for direct costs in any year in Section IV of PAR-19-099, “Limited Competition: Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program: Collaborative Innovation Award (U01 Clinical Trial Optional).”

Section II. Award Information

Currently Reads:

Award Budget

Application budgets need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. For clinical projects, no more than $750,000 direct costs annual budget should be requested. For non-clinical projects, no more than $400,000 direct costs annual budget should be requested.

Revised to Read:

Award Budget

Application budgets need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project and are limited to no more than $750,000/year in direct costs excluding consortium/contractual F&A costs. Any application that proposes more than $750,000/year in direct costs excluding consortium/contractual F&A costs for any budget period will be withdrawn prior to review and without consideration of funding.

Section IV. Application and Submission Information

7. Other Submission Requirements and Information

Currently Reads:

Upon receipt, applications will be evaluated for completeness and compliance with application instructions by the Center for Scientific Review, NIH. Applications that are incomplete or non-compliant will not be reviewed.

In order to expedite review, applicants are requested to notify the NCATS Referral Office by email at NCATSreferral@mail.nih.gov when the application has been submitted. Please include the FOA number and title, PD/PI name, and title of the application.

Requests of $500,000 or more for direct costs in any year

Applicants requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs in any year (excluding consortium F&A) must contact a Scientific/ Research Contact at least 6 weeks before submitting the application and follow the Policy on the Acceptance for Review of Unsolicited Applications that Request $500,000 or More in Direct Costs as described in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.

Revised to Read:

Upon receipt, applications will be evaluated for completeness and compliance with application instructions by the Center for Scientific Review, NIH. Applications that are incomplete or non-compliant will not be reviewed.

In order to expedite review, applicants are requested to notify the NCATS Referral Office by email at NCATSreferral@mail.nih.gov when the application has been submitted. Please include the FOA number and title, PD/PI name, and title of the application.

All other aspects of this FOA remain the same.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

H. Timothy Hsiao, Ph.D.
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
Telephone: 301-594-8928
Email: timothy.hsiao@mail.nih.gov