NIH GUIDE, Volume 23, Number 1, January 7, 1994



National Institutes of Health

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

Health Resources and Services Administration

Revised Payback Agreement Forms (PHS 6031, rev. 9/93) are available

and must be completed by all trainees and fellows upon initiation of

their first twelve months of postdoctoral National Research Service

Award (NRSA) support.  Previous versions of PHS 6031 will not be

accepted for appointments to research training grants starting on or

after February 1, 1994.  Similarly, individuals receiving individual

postdoctoral fellowship awards with issue dates on or after February

1, 1994 will receive and must complete the 9/93 version of PHS 6031.

The 9/93 version of PHS 6031 will permit full implementation of

Section 1602 of the NIH Revitalization Act as described in the NIH

Guide for Grants and Contracts (Vol. 22, No. 27, July 30, 1993).  By

signing these forms, recipients of postdoctoral NRSA support agree to

engage in a month of health-related research, health-related

teaching, or health-related research training (including NRSA-

supported training) for each month of postdoctoral NRSA research

training support received during the first 12 months.  Therefore the

maximum obligation for any postdoctoral trainee or fellow beginning

NRSA training on or after June 10, 1993 is 12 months.

PHS awarding components will be mailing a supply of new agreements to

training grant program directors in time for February start dates.

Individual fellows will receive the new agreement with their award

notice.  Additional copies of the 9/93 revision of PHS 6031 are

available from the Office of Administrative Services, Division of

Research Grants, NIH, Westwood Building, Room 436, 5333 Westbard

Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20816, telephone 301/594-7378.

Questions about this policy should be directed to the cognizant

program and grants management contacts within the various PHS

awarding components.


REMINDER:  Program directors and institutional business officials are

reminded that timely submission of all appropriate forms, including

the Statement of Appointment Form (PHS 2271), the Payback Agreement

Form (PHS 6031) where appropriate, the Statement of Non-Delinquency

on Federal Debt (PHS T-600), and the Termination Notice (PHS 416-7)

is required and critically important, especially where a service

payback obligation exists.  The NIH further requests that all

predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees that BEGAN APPOINTMENTS PRIOR

TO JUNE 10, 1993 submit a signed Termination Notice at the end of

their current appointment, even if they expect to be reappointed.

This form will serve as the basis for determining the total payback

obligation incurred before the implementation of the NIH

Revitalization Act.


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