Department of Health and Human Services
Part 1. Overview Information
Participating Organization(s)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Components of Participating Organizations

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Fogarty International Center (FIC)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)

Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)
Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)

Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund)

Funding Opportunity Title

Successor-in-Interest (Type 6 Parent)

Activity Code

Successor-in-Interest

Successor-in-Interest applications must be submitted on paper for the following activity codes:

G12 Research Centers in Minority Institutions Award
P01 Research Program Projects
P20 Exploratory Grants
P30 Center Core Grants
P40 Animal (Mammalian and Nonmammalian) Model, and Animal and Biological Material Resource Grants
P41 Biotechnology Resource Grants

P42 Hazardous Substances Basic Research Grants Program (NIEHS)
P50 Specialized Center
P51 Primate Research Center Grants
P60 Comprehensive Center
P2C Resource-Related Research Multi-Component Projects and Centers

PL1 Linked Center Core Grants

PM1 Program Project or Center with Complex Structure

PN2 Research Development Center
S06 Research-Related Programs
U10 Cooperative Clinical Research – Cooperative Agreements
U19 Research Program – Cooperative Agreements
U2C Resource-Related Research Multi-Component Projects & Centers

Cooperative Agreements

U41 Biotechnology Resource Cooperative Agreements
U42 Animal (Mammalian and Nonmammalian) Model, and Animal and Biological Materials Resource Cooperative Agreements
U45 Hazardous Waste Worker Health and Safety Training Cooperative Agreements
U54 Specialized Center- Cooperative Agreements
U56 Exploratory Grants – Cooperative Agreements
UC2 High Impact Research and Research Infrastructure Cooperative Agreement Programs
UC3 Biomedical Research, Development, and Growth to Spur the Acceleration of New Technologies (BRDG-SPAN) Cooperative Agreement Program
UC7 National Biocontainment Laboratory Operation Cooperative Agreement
UG4 National Network of Libraries of Medicine

UH4 Hazmat Training at DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex

UM2 Program Project or Center with Complex Structure Cooperative Agreement

Successor-in-Interest applications may be submitted electronically for the following activity codes:

C06 Research Facilities Construction Grant
D43 International Training Grants in Epidemiology
D71 International Training Program Planning Grant
DP1 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (NDPA)
DP2 NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards
DP3 Type 1 Diabetes Targeted Research

DP4 NIH Director’s Pathfinder Award- Multi-Yr Funding
DP5 Early Independence Award

DP7 NIH Director’s Workforce Innovation Award
F05 International Research Fellowships
F30 Individual Predoctoral NRSA for MD/PhD Fellowships
F31 Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Grant Award
F32 Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award
F33 National Research Service Awards for Senior Fellows

F37 Medical Informatics Fellowships

F38 Applied Medical Informatics Fellowships

F99/K00 Pre-doc to Post-doc Transition Award/ Post-doctoral Transition Award

FI2 Intramural Postdoctoral Research Associate
G08 Resources Project Grant (NLM)
G11 Extramural Associate Research Development Award (EARDA)

G13 Health Sciences Publication Support Awards (NLM)
G20 Grants for Repair, Renovation and Modernization of Existing Research Facilities
K01 Research Scientist Development Award - Research & Training
K02 Research Scientist Development Award – Research
K05 Research Scientist Award
K06 Research Career Awards
K07 Academic/Teacher Award (ATA)
K08 Clinical Investigator Award (CIA)
K12 Physician Scientist Award (Program) (PSA)
K18 Career Enhancement Award
K22 Career Transition Award
K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award
K24 Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research
K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award
K26 Midcareer Investigator Award in Biomedical and Behavioral Research
K43 International Research Career Development Award

K76 Emerging Leaders Career Development Award

K99/R00 Career Transition Award/Research Transition Award
KL1 Linked Research Career Development Award

KL2 Mentored Career Development Award
KM1 Institutional Career Enhancement Awards

OT1 Pre-Application for an Other Transaction Award

OT2 Research Project - Other Transaction Award

RC2 High Impact Research and Research Infrastructure Programs

RC3 Biomedical Research, Development, and Growth to Spur the Acceleration of New Technologies (BRDG-SPAN) Program

RC4 High Impact Research and Research Infrastructure Programs – Multi-Yr Funding

RM1 Research Project with Complex Structure
R01 Research Project Grant
R03 Small Grant Program
R13 Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings
R13/U13 Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings
R15 Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)
R18 Research Demonstration and Disseminations Projects
R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award
R21/R33 Phased Innovation Award
R24 Resource-Related Research Projects

R25 Education Projects
R28 Resource-Related Research Projects

R33 Exploratory/Developmental Grants Phase II
R34 Clinical Trial Planning Grant Program

R35 Outstanding Investigator Award
R36 Dissertation Award
R37 Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award
R41 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant - Phase I only
R41/R42 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant - Phase I, Phase II, and Fast-Track
R41/R42 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant - Phase I and Phase II
R42 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant - Phase II only
R43 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant - Phase I only
R43/R44 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant - Phase I, Phase II, and Fast-Track
R43/R44 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant - Phase I and Phase II
R44 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant - Phase II only

R50 Research Specialist Award

R61/R33 Exploratory/Developmental Phased Award

RC1 NIH Challenge Grants and Partnerships Program – Phase I

RC2 High Impact Research and Research Infrastructure Programs

RC3 Biomedical Research, Development, and Growth to Spur the Acceleration of New Technologies (BRDG-SPAN) Program

RC4 High Impact Research and Research Infrastructure Programs – Multi-Yr Funding

RF1 Multi-Year Funded Research Project Grant

RL1 Linked Research project Grant

RL2 Linked Exploratory/Development Grant

RL5 Linked Education Project

RL9 Linked Research Training Award

RM1 Research Project with Complex Structure

S07 Biomedical Research Support Grants
S10 Biomedical Research Support Shared Instrumentation Grants
S11 Minority Biomedical Research Support Thematic Project Grants
S21 Research and Institutional Resources Health Disparities Endowment Grants – Capacity Building
SB1 Commercialization Readiness Program

SC1 Research-Enhancement Award
SC2 Pilot Research Project
SC3 Research Continuance Award
T14 Conferences
T15 Continuing Education Training Grants
T32 Institutional National Research Service Award (NRSA)
T34 MARC Undergraduate NRSA Institutional Grants
T35 National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short -Term Research Training
T36 MARC Ancillary Training Activities Grant
T37 Minority International Research Training Grants

T42 Educational Resource Center Training Grants
T90/R90 Interdisciplinary Research Training Award/Interdisciplinary Regular Research Training Award
TL1 Linked Training Award
TL4 Undergraduate NRSA Institutional Research Training Grants

TU2 Institutional National Research Service Award with Involvement of NIH Intramural Faculty

U01 Research Project – Cooperative Agreements

U13 Conferences Cooperative Agreements
U18 Research Demonstration – Cooperative Agreements
U2R International Training Cooperative Agreement
U24 Resource-Related Research Projects – Cooperative Agreements U34 Clinical Planning Grant Cooperative Agreement

U44 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Cooperative Agreements - Phase II
UA5 Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Cooperative Agreements

UB1 Commercialization Readiness Program - Cooperative Agreement

UC4 High Impact Research and Research Infrastructure - Cooperative Agreement Programs
UFI Multi-Year Funded Research Project Cooperative Agreement

UG1 Clinical Research Cooperative Agreements - Single Project

UG3/UH3 Exploratory/Developmental Phased Award Cooperative Agreement

UH2 Exploratory/Developmental Cooperative Agreement Phase I
UH2/UH3 Phase Innovation Awards Cooperative Agreement
UH3 Exploratory/Developmental Cooperative Agreement Phase II
UL1 Linked Specialized Center Cooperative Agreement

UM1 Multi-Component Research Project Cooperative Agreements

Announcement Type

Reissue of PA-14-079

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number

PA -16-286

Companion Funding Opportunity

None

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s)

 93.310; 93.313; 93.352; 93.351; 93.321; 93.879; 93.361; 93.853; 93.307; 93.242; 93.859; 93.143; 93.142; 93.113; 93.847; 93.121; 93.173; 93.279; 93.865; 93.286; 93.846; 93.856; 93.855; 93.273; 93.866; 93.840; 93.839; 93.838; 93.837; 93.233; 93.172; 93.867; 93.399; 93.398; 93.397; 93.396; 93.395; 93.394; 93.393; 93.213; 93.350; 93.989

Funding Opportunity Purpose

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hereby notify grantee organizations holding specific types of NIH research grants, listed in the full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), that applications for change of grantee organization status, often referred to in this announcement as Successor-In-Interest, may be submitted in response to this FOA.  Applications for change of grantee organization status are considered prior approval requests (as described in Section 8.1.2.8 of the NIH Grants Policy Statement) and will be routed for consideration directly to the Grants Management Specialist named in the current award.

Although successor-in-interest requests may be submitted through this FOA, there is no guarantee that an award will be transferred to the new organization.  All applicants are encouraged to discuss potential requests with the awarding IC before submission.

Key Dates
Posted Date

May 25, 2016

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date)

May 25, 2016

Letter of Intent Due Date(s)

Not Applicable

Application Due Date(s)

A successor-in-interest request must be made before the anticipated start date at the new organization and preferably several months in advance.  

AIDS Application Due Date(s)

Not Applicable

Scientific Merit Review

Not Applicable

Advisory Council Review

Not Applicable

Earliest Start Date

Earliest start dates may vary by awarding IC.  Contact awarding IC for further guidance.

Expiration Date

May 26, 2019

Due Dates for E.O. 12372

Not Applicable

Required Application Instructions

It is critical that applicants follow the instructions in the  Application Guide, except where instructed to do otherwise (in this FOA or in a Notice from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts). Conformance to all requirements (both in the Application Guide and the FOA) is required and strictly enforced. Applicants must read and follow all application instructions in the Application Guide as well as any program-specific instructions noted in Section IV. When the program-specific instructions deviate from those in the Application Guide, follow the program-specific instructions. Applications that do not comply with these instructions may be delayed or not accepted for administrative review.


There are several options available to submit your application through Grants.gov to NIH and Department of Health and Human Services partners.

  1. Use the NIH ASSIST system to prepare, submit and track your application online.
  2. Use an institutional system-to-system (S2S) solution to prepare and submit your application to Grants.gov and eRA Commons to track your application. Check with your institutional officials regarding availability.

  3. Go to Grants.gov to download an application package to complete the application forms offline or create a Workspace to complete the forms online; submit your application to Grants.gov; and track your application in eRA Commons.
Learn more about the various submission options.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Overview Information
Part 2. Full Text of the Announcement

Section I. Funding Opportunity Description
Section II. Award Information
Section III. Eligibility Information
Section IV. Application and Submission Information
Section V. Application Review Information
Section VI. Award Administration Information
Section VII. Agency Contacts
Section VIII. Other Information


Part 2. Full Text of Announcement
Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

Successor-in-Interest requests for most single-project activity codes can be submitted using either paper or electronic submission processes. Successor-in-Interest requests for multi-project activity codes must be submitted using the paper submission process. See Activity Code section in Part 1 to determine if electronic submission is an option for your activity code.

Successor-in-Interest actions generally require the submission of multiple applications and can involve awards from numerous NIH ICs.  Therefore, the grantee should contact lead NIH awarding IC before submitting applications through this FOA.

See Section VIII. Other Information for award authorities and regulations.

Section II. Award Information
Funding Instrument

The funding instrument will be the same as the parent award. 

Grant: A support mechanism providing money, property, or both to an eligible entity to carry out an approved project or activity.

Cooperative Agreement: A support mechanism used when there will be substantial Federal scientific or programmatic involvement. Substantial involvement means that, after award, NIH scientific or program staff will assist, guide, coordinate, or participate in project activities. See Section VI.2 for additional information about the substantial involvement for this FOA.

Other: A mechanism that is not a grant or cooperative agreement. Examples include access to research resources or pre-applications

Application Types Allowed

Revision

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards

The amount of an award is contingent upon the submission of an acceptable application and, unless otherwise instructed by the awarding IC, the direct costs relinquished by the original grantee institution. 

Award Budget

Unless otherwise instructed by the awarding IC, application budgets are limited to the direct costs relinquished by the original grantee institution, plus applicable F&A costs for the new institution.  Budgets must reflect actual needs of the proposed project. 

Award Project Period

The project period should not exceed the amount of time remaining in the original project period.

NIH grants policies as described in the NIH Grants Policy Statement will apply to the applications submitted and awards made in response to this FOA.

Section III. Eligibility Information
1. Eligible Applicants
Eligible Organizations

Higher Education Institutions

  • Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
  • Private Institutions of Higher Education

The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for NIH support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education:

  • Hispanic-serving Institutions
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
  • Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
  • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)

Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education

  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
  • Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)

For-Profit Organizations

  • Small Businesses
  • For-Profit Organizations (Other than Small Businesses)

Governments

  • State Governments
  • County Governments
  • City or Township Governments
  • Special District Governments
  • Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized)
  • Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)
  • Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
  • U.S. Territory or Possession

Other

  • Independent School Districts
  • Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
  • Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
  • Regional Organizations
  • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions)
Foreign Institutions

Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are  eligible to apply.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are  eligible to apply.
Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are  allowed.

Required Registrations

Applicant Organizations

Applicant organizations must complete and maintain the following registrations as described in the SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide to be eligible to apply for or receive an award. All registrations must be completed prior to the application being submitted. Registration can take 6 weeks or more, so applicants should begin the registration process as soon as possible. The NIH Policy on Late Submission of Grant Applications states that failure to complete registrations in advance of a due date is not a valid reason for a late submission.

  • Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) - All registrations require that applicants be issued a DUNS number. After obtaining a DUNS number, applicants can begin both SAM and eRA Commons registrations. The same DUNS number must be used for all registrations, as well as on the grant application.
  • System for Award Management (SAM)– Applicants must complete and maintain an active registration, which requires renewal at least annually. The renewal process may require as much time as the initial registration. SAM registration includes the assignment of a Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code for domestic organizations which have not already been assigned a CAGE Code.
  • NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE) Code – Foreign organizations must obtain an NCAGE code (in lieu of a CAGE code) in order to register in SAM. 
  • eRA Commons - Applicants must have an active DUNS number and SAM registration in order to complete the eRA Commons registration. Organizations can register with the eRA Commons as they are working through their SAM or Grants.gov registration. eRA Commons requires organizations to identify at least one Signing Official (SO) and at least one Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) account in order to submit an application.
  • Grants.gov – Applicants must have an active DUNS number in order to complete the Grants.gov registration.

Program Directors/Principal Investigators (PD(s)/PI(s))

All PD(s)/PI(s) must have an eRA Commons account.  PD(s)/PI(s) should work with their organizational officials to either create a new account or to affiliate their existing account with the applicant organization in eRA Commons. If the PD/PI is also the organizational Signing Official, they must have two distinct eRA Commons accounts, one for each role. Obtaining an eRA Commons account can take up to 2 weeks.

Eligible Individuals (Program Director/Principal Investigator)

Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

For institutions/organizations proposing multiple PDs/PIs, visit the Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy and submission details in the Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Form of the Application Guide.

2. Cost Sharing

This FOA does not require cost sharing as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.

3. Additional Information on Eligibility
Number of Applications

Applicant organizations must submit one successor-in-interest application for each active award.

Section IV. Application and Submission Information
1. Requesting an Application Package

Applicants must prepare applications using current forms in accordance with the Application Guide.

Buttons to access the online ASSIST system or to download application forms are available in Part 1 of this FOA. See your administrative office for instructions if you plan to use an institutional system-to-system solution.

2. Content and Form of Application Submission

It is critical that applicants follow the instructions for their submission option Application Guide or PHS 398 Application Guide, as appropriate) including Supplemental Grant Application Instructions except where instructed in this funding opportunity announcement to do otherwise. Conformance to documented requirements is required and strictly enforced.

For information on Application Submission and Receipt, visit Frequently Asked Questions – Application Guide, Electronic Submission of Grant Applications.

Page Limitations

All page limitations described in the SF424 Application Guide and the Table of Page Limits must be followed, with the following exceptions or additional requirements:

  • If the FOA to which the application for this grant was originally submitted had exceptions to the page limitations, then page limitations of the original FOA apply.
Instructions for Application Submission

 Prior to submission, grantees are required to contact the GMO of the lead NIH awarding IC to explain the nature of the change in organizational status and receive guidance on whether it will be treated as a name change or SII. The lead awarding IC ordinarily will be the IC with which the organization has the most NIH grants. Applications must only be submitted at the direction of the lead awarding IC.

Successor-in-Interest requests for most single-project activity codes can be submitted using either paper or electronic submission processes. Success-in-Interest requests for multi-project activity codes must be submitted using the paper submission process. See Activity Code section in Part 1 to determine if electronic submission is an option for your activity code.

Instructions for Submissions using Grants.gov

Use the “Apply” button(s) in Part I of this announcement to access the application forms package posted at Grants.gov. If presented with more than one form package, use the Competition ID and Competition Titles provided to determine the most appropriate application forms package for your situation.

Prepare applications using the forms associated with the chosen package. Please note that some forms marked optional in the application package are required for submission of applications for this announcement. Follow all instructions in the Application Guide to ensure you complete all appropriate required and optional forms, with the following additional guidance:

SF 424 (R&R) Cover

Successor-in-Interest applications submitted electronically must include the institute and serial number of the grant number (e.g. CA987654) of current award in field 4 (Federal Identifier).  In field 8 (Type of Application), select “Revision” and then mark “E. Other” and insert “Successor in Interest” in the corresponding text field.

Senior/Key Personnel

Include updated biographical sketches for the PD/PI and existing senior/key personnel and biographical sketches for any proposed new senior/key personnel.

R&R Budget

Provide budget forms only if instructed to do so by NIH.

Foreign Institutions

Foreign (non-U.S.) institutions must follow policies described in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, and procedures for foreign institutions described throughout the  Application Guide.

3. Unique Entity Identifier and System for Award Management (SAM)

See Part 1. Section III.1 for information regarding the requirement for obtaining a unique entity identifier and for completing and maintaining active registrations in System for Award Management (SAM), NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE) Code (if applicable), eRA Commons, and Grants.gov

4. Submission Dates and Times

Part I. Overview Information contains information about Key Dates and times. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications before the due date to ensure they have time to make any application corrections that might be necessary for successful submission. When a submission date falls on a weekend or Federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.

Organizations must submit applications to Grants.gov (the online portal to find and apply for grants across all Federal agencies). Applicants must then complete the submission process by tracking the status of the application in the eRA Commons, NIH’s electronic system for grants administration. NIH and Grants.gov systems check the application against many of the application instructions upon submission. Errors must be corrected and a changed/corrected application must be submitted to Grants.gov on or before the application due date and time.  If a Changed/Corrected application is submitted after the deadline, the application will be considered late. Applications that miss the due date and time are subjected to the NIH Policy on Late Application Submission.

Applicants are responsible for viewing their application before the due date in the eRA Commons to ensure accurate and successful submission.

Information on the submission process and a definition of on-time submission are provided in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.

5. Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372)

This initiative is not subject to intergovernmental review.

6. Funding Restrictions

All NIH awards are subject to the terms and conditions, cost principles, and other considerations described in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.

Pre-award costs are allowable only as described in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.

7. Other Submission Requirements and Information

Applications must be submitted using the instructions specified above. Applicants must complete all required registrations before the application can be submitted. Section III. Eligibility Information contains information about registration.

 For assistance with application submission, contact the Application Submission Contacts in Section VII.

Important reminders:

All PD(s)/PI(s) must include their eRA Commons ID in the Credential field of the Senior/Key Person Profile Component of the SF424(R&R) Application Package. Failure to register in the Commons and to include a valid PD/PI Commons ID in the credential field will prevent the successful submission of an electronic application to NIH. See Section III of this FOA for information on registration requirements.

The applicant organization must ensure that the DUNS number it provides on the application is the same number used in the organization’s profile in the eRA Commons and for the System for Award Management.

See more tips for avoiding common errors.

Post Submission Materials

Not applicable

Section V. Application Review Information
1. Criteria

Successor-in-Interest applications do not receive peer review. Instead, the administrative criteria described below will be considered in the administrative evaluation process.

NIH may request additional information necessary to accomplish its administrative review of the Successor-in-Interest request. In addition, each of the following criteria will be evaluated if they will be impacted by the proposed Successor-in-Interest request.

 
Protections for Human Subjects

For research that involves human subjects but does not involve one of the six categories of research that are exempt under 45 CFR Part 46, the committee will evaluate the justification for involvement of human subjects and the proposed protections from research risk relating to their participation according to the following five review criteria: 1) risk to subjects, 2) adequacy of protection against risks, 3) potential benefits to the subjects and others, 4) importance of the knowledge to be gained, and 5) data and safety monitoring for clinical trials.

For research that involves human subjects and meets the criteria for one or more of the six categories of research that are exempt under 45 CFR Part 46, the committee will evaluate: 1) the justification for the exemption, 2) human subjects involvement and characteristics, and 3) sources of materials. For additional information on review of the Human Subjects section, please refer to the Guidelines for the Review of Human Subjects.

Inclusion of Women, Minorities, and Children 

When the proposed project involves human subjects and/or NIH-defined clinical research, the committee will evaluate the proposed plans for the inclusion (or exclusion) of individuals on the basis of sex/gender, race, and ethnicity, as well as the inclusion (or exclusion) of children to determine if it is justified in terms of the scientific goals and research strategy proposed. For additional information on review of the Inclusion section, please refer to the Guidelines for the Review of Inclusion in Clinical Research.

Vertebrate Animals

The committee will evaluate the involvement of live vertebrate animals as part of the scientific assessment according to the following criteria: (1) description of proposed procedures involving animals, including species, strains, ages, sex, and total number to be used; (2) justifications for the use of animals versus alternative models and for the appropriateness of the species proposed; (3) interventions to minimize discomfort, distress, pain and injury; and (4) justification for euthanasia method if NOT consistent with the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals. Reviewers will assess the use of chimpanzees as they would any other application proposing the use of vertebrate animals. For additional information on review of the Vertebrate Animals section, please refer to the Worksheet for Review of the Vertebrate Animal Section.

Biohazards

Reviewers will assess whether materials or procedures proposed are potentially hazardous to research personnel and/or the environment, and if needed, determine whether adequate protection is proposed.

Select Agent Research

Reviewers will assess the information provided in this section of the application, including 1) the Select Agent(s) to be used in the proposed research, 2) the registration status of all entities where Select Agent(s) will be used, 3) the procedures that will be used to monitor possession use and transfer of Select Agent(s), and 4) plans for appropriate biosafety, biocontainment, and security of the Select Agent(s).

Resource Sharing Plans

Reviewers will comment on whether the following Resource Sharing Plans, or the rationale for not sharing the following types of resources, are reasonable: (1) Data Sharing Plan; (2) Sharing Model Organisms; and (3)  Genomic Data Sharing Plan (GDS).

Authentication of Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources:

For projects involving key biological and/or chemical resources, reviewers will comment on the brief plans proposed for identifying and ensuring the validity of those resources.

Budget and Period of Support

Reviewers will consider whether the budget and the requested period of support are fully justified and reasonable in relation to the proposed research.

2. Review and Selection Process

Successor-in-Interest requests will undergo an administrative evaluation by NIH staff, but not a full peer review. Applications submitted for this funding opportunity will be assigned to the awarding component for the parent award and will be administratively evaluated using the criteria shown above.

3. Anticipated Announcement and Award Dates

Not Applicable

Section VI. Award Administration Information
1. Award Notices

NIH will issue formal notification of a Successor-in-Interest in the form of a revised Notice of Award (NoA) to show the transferee as the grantee of record. 

The NoA signed by the grants management officer is the authorizing document and will be sent via email to the grantee’s business official.

Awardees must comply with any funding restrictions described in Section IV.5. Funding Restrictions.     

2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements

All NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards include the NIH Grants Policy Statement as part of the NoA. For these terms of award, see the NIH Grants Policy Statement Part II: Terms and Conditions of NIH Grant Awards, Subpart A: General  and Part II: Terms and Conditions of NIH Grant Awards, Subpart B: Terms and Conditions for Specific Types of Grants, Grantees, and Activities. More information is provided at Award Conditions and Information for NIH Grants.

Recipients of federal financial assistance (FFA) from HHS must administer their programs in compliance with federal civil rights law. This means that recipients of HHS funds must ensure equal access to their programs without regard to a person’s race, color, national origin, disability, age and, in some circumstances, sex and religion. This includes ensuring your programs are accessible to persons with limited English proficiency.  HHS recognizes that research projects are often limited in scope for many reasons that are nondiscriminatory, such as the principal investigator’s scientific interest, funding limitations, recruitment requirements, and other considerations. Thus, criteria in research protocols that target or exclude certain populations are warranted where nondiscriminatory justifications establish that such criteria are appropriate with respect to the health or safety of the subjects, the scientific study design, or the purpose of the research.

In accordance with the statutory provisions contained in Section 872 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2009 (Public Law 110-417), NIH awards will be subject to the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) requirements.  FAPIIS requires Federal award making officials to review and consider information about an applicant in the designated integrity and performance system (currently FAPIIS) prior to making an award.  An applicant, at its option, may review information in the designated integrity and performance systems accessible through FAPIIS and comment on any information about itself that a Federal agency previously entered and is currently in FAPIIS.  The Federal awarding agency will consider any comments by the applicant, in addition to other information in FAPIIS, in making a judgement about the applicant’s integrity, business ethics, and record of performance under Federal awards when completing the review of risk posed by applicants as described in 45 CFR Part 75.205 “Federal awarding agency review of risk posed by applicants.”  This provision will apply to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements except fellowships.

For additional guidance regarding how the provisions apply to NIH grant programs, please contact the Scientific/Research Contact that is identified in Section VII under Agency Contacts of this FOA. HHS provides general guidance to recipients of FFA on meeting their legal obligation to take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to their programs by persons with limited English proficiency. Please see http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/civilrights/resources/laws/revisedlep.html. The HHS Office for Civil Rights also provides guidance on complying with civil rights laws enforced by HHS. Please see http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/civilrights/understanding/section1557/index.html; and http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/civilrights/understanding/index.html. Recipients of FFA also have specific legal obligations for serving qualified individuals with disabilities. Please see http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/civilrights/understanding/disability/index.html. Please contact the HHS Office for Civil Rights for more information about obligations and prohibitions under federal civil rights laws at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/about/rgn-hqaddresses.html or call 1-800-368-1019 or TDD 1-800-537-7697. Also note it is an HHS Departmental goal to ensure access to quality, culturally competent care, including long-term services and supports, for vulnerable populations. For further guidance on providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services, recipients should review the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care at http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlid=53.

Cooperative Agreement Terms and Conditions of Award

Cooperative Agreements will be subject to the same Cooperative Agreement terms and conditions as the parent award.

3. Reporting

When multiple years are involved, awardees will be required to submit the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) annually and financial statements as required in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.

A final progress report, invention statement, and the expenditure data portion of the Federal Financial Report are required for closeout of an award, as described in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.

The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act), includes a requirement for awardees of Federal grants to report information about first-tier subawards and executive compensation under Federal assistance awards issued in FY2011 or later.  All awardees of applicable NIH grants and cooperative agreements are required to report to the Federal Subaward Reporting System (FSRS) available at www.fsrs.gov on all subawards over $25,000.  See the NIH Grants Policy Statement for additional information on this reporting requirement.

In accordance with the regulatory requirements provided at 45 CFR 75.113 and Appendix XII to 45 CFR Part 75, recipients that have currently active Federal grants, cooperative agreements, and procurement contracts from all Federal awarding agencies with a cumulative total value greater than $10,000,000 for any period of time during the period of performance of a Federal award, must report and maintain the currency of information reported in the System for Award Management (SAM) about civil, criminal, and administrative proceedings in connection with the award or performance of a Federal award that reached final disposition within the most recent five-year period.  The recipient must also make semiannual disclosures regarding such proceedings. Proceedings information will be made publicly available in the designated integrity and performance system (currently FAPIIS).  This is a statutory requirement under section 872 of Public Law 110-417, as amended (41 U.S.C. 2313).  As required by section 3010 of Public Law 111-212, all information posted in the designated integrity and performance system on or after April 15, 2011, except past performance reviews required for Federal procurement contracts, will be publicly available.  Full reporting requirements and procedures are found in Appendix XII to 45 CFR Part 75 – Award Term and Conditions for Recipient Integrity and Performance Matters.

Section VII. Agency Contacts

We encourage inquiries concerning this funding opportunity and welcome the opportunity to answer questions from potential applicants.

Application Submission Contacts

eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons registration, submitting and tracking an application)
Finding Help Online: https://grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact)
Telephone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free)

Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and submission, downloading forms and application packages)
Contact Center Telephone: 800-518-4726
Email: support@grants.gov

GrantsInfo (Questions regarding application instructions and process, finding NIH grant resources)
Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact)
Telephone: 301-945-7573

Scientific/Research Contact(s)

For any scientific or research-related questions on this successor-in-interest announcement please contact the Program Officer listed on NoA of the most recent parent award.

Peer Review Contact(s)

Not Applicable

Financial/Grants Management Contact(s)

For any financial or grants management questions on this successor-in-interest announcement please contact the Grants Management Specialist or Grants Management Officer listed on the NoA of the most recent parent award.

Section VIII. Other Information

Recently issued trans-NIH policy notices may affect your application submission. A full list of policy notices published by NIH is provided in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. All awards are subject to the terms and conditions, cost principles, and other considerations described in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.

Authority and Regulations

Successor-in-Interest awards are made under appropriate authorities as referenced in a specific Notice of Award.  For reference to specific authorities, refer to the original funding opportunity announcement used for the last competing application and/or the most recent Notice of Award.

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