Release Date:  March 12, 1998

RFA:  AG-98-003


National Institute on Aging

This is an amendment to RFA AG-98-003, "Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers,"
which appeared in the NIH Guide, Vol. 26, No.39, December 5, 1997.

On page 8 under the section heading - BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS - substitute the
following paragraph:

The total costs (direct + indirect) requested for new applications may not exceed
$1.4 million for the first year. Competing renewal applications, whose final
budget year in the current funding period exceeds $2.0 million in total costs,
may request a 3% increase.  Other competing renewal applications, whose final
budget year in the current funding period is less than $2 million, may request
an increase up to 10% over final year total costs, or 10% over an average of the
final 3 years total costs,  or $1.4 million, which ever is higher.  Direct cost
requests for subsequent years may increase above the prior year direct cost award
no more than 3%.

On page 10 under the section heading - APPLICATION PROCEDURES - page limits
should read 25 pages, not 23.


Requests for supplementary guidelines, letters of intent and inquiries regarding
programmatic issues may be directed to:

Dr. Creighton H. Phelps
Alzheimer's Disease Centers Program
National Institute on Aging
7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 3C307, MSC 9205
Bethesda, MD  20892-9205
Telephone:  (301) 496-9350
FAX:  (301) 496-1494

Direct inquiries regarding fiscal matters to:

Linda Whipp
Grants Management Office
National Institute on Aging
Gateway Building, Room 2N-212
Bethesda, MD  20892-9205
Telephone:  (301) 496-1472
FAX:  (301) 402-3672

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