NIGMS Recovery Act Information
NIH Recovery Act FAQs
NIGMS Recovery Act FAQs
NIGMS-Funded Recovery Act Grants
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA or Recovery Act, allows the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to provide up to 2 years of funding to accelerate the pace of scientific research in order to help stimulate the economy and create and/or retain jobs.
We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to further the mission of NIGMS and plan to use the approximately $500 million we will receive for stimulus funding by:
Please note that we are still developing our policies and procedures.
You should check both our
Website and the
NIH Website frequently for the most up-to-date information. We also encourage you to read all funding announcements carefully.
Along with the opportunities provided by the Recovery Act comes an unprecedented commitment to transparency and accountability. Before applying for funding, please be aware of the following:
Aside from scientific merit, we will consider the following factors in selecting awards:
The purpose of the Recovery Act is to promote economic recovery and create and/or retain jobs in the United States. Grants that
only involve foreign sites are not eligible for Recovery Act funds. Please refer to specific funding notices at
http://grants.nih.gov/recovery for information about whether foreign components are allowed.
The applicant must be able to expend the Recovery Act funding within the budget period(s) reflected on the Recovery Act award, with the expectation that the majority of the Recovery Act funds received will be spent within 2 years.
Because early stage investigators (ESIs) who receive 2-year Recovery Act funding will lose their ESI/New Investigator eligibility for future awards, we will carefully consider investigator status in making awards.
We encourage individuals from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research, individuals with disabilities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in all Recovery Act funding opportunities.
According to the Recovery Act provisions, funded recipients must meet detailed
reporting requirements, including, but not limited to, quarterly reporting. Recovery Act-related reporting requirements will be incorporated as special terms of award. The full text of these terms approved for NIH awards can be found in the
Standard Terms and Conditions for ARRA Awards. In addition, see the NIH notice describing specific business processes for Recovery Act funding.
Given the high volume of applications we anticipate receiving, our staff will not be able to respond to individual inquiries about the status of a funding request. Once you submit an application, check your eRA Commons account for this information.
We will issue a Notice of Award for approved requests. We will send a separate communication indicating if an administrative supplement request has not been recommended for funding.
We will accept requests for administrative supplements to active NIGMS research grants as described in
NOT-OD-09-056, "NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Administrative Supplements."
We will consider administrative supplements to all areas of science and training we support, including active NIGMS research grants (Rs), research center and program project grants (Ps), certain career development awards (Ks), institutional training grants (Ts), cooperative agreements (Us), research-related programs (SCs, S06), educational development awards (e.g., R25s) and Native American Research Centers for Health (Y01s).
For more details on research training and career development awards, see the
We will not consider administrative supplements to fellowships (Fs) and conference grants (U13s, R13s).
Please note that Recovery Act monies added to parent grants through administrative supplements are exempted from the budget cap specified in the original funding announcements.
Also note that we are not participating in the NIH program of administrative supplements providing summer research experiences (NOT-OD-09-060), but we can support summer students through administrative supplements to other grants.
You must prepare applications as described in the
funding announcement. In addition, we require the following items as part of a thorough, well-justified request. If you do not clearly address all of these elements, it may delay consideration of your request.
You are strongly encouraged to send your administrative supplement request to NIGMS at
NIGMSARRAAdminSupplements@nigms.nih.gov. We also will accept requests mailed to the grants management specialist for your grant. A hard copy of the application is not required. Applications received on or before July 15, 2009, will be considered for funding in FY2009. Applications received after July 15, 2009, may be considered for funding in FY2010.
We also strongly encourage you to submit administrative supplement requests as early as possible, since we consider and fund them on a rolling basis. July 15, 2009, is not a due date, but rather is the latest date to ensure that we will consider a request for up to 2 years of funding. Requests received after July 15 will typically be eligible for up to 1 year of funding in FY2010.
For advice and answers to questions about administrative supplement requests, see
tips for requesting recovery act administrative supplements.
If you propose scientifically related components that expand the scope of a project, you must submit the application as a revision. We will accept requests for revisions to active NIGMS research grants (or those in no-cost extensions) as described in
NOT-OD-09-058, "NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Competitive Revision Applications."
We will consider revisions in all areas of science we support, including active NIGMS research grants (Rs), research center and program project grants (Ps) and cooperative agreements (Us). We will not accept revisions to individual or institutional K awards, institutional training grants, fellowships (Fs), R25, SC1, SC2, SC3 or conference grants (U13s, R13s).
If the parent award was non-modular, a competing revision request must include a budget in non-modular format, regardless of dollar level.
If the parent award was modular, a competing revision request for $250,000 direct costs or less should include a budget using the modular format. (For ARRA reporting purposes, a detailed budget will be required as part of Just-In-Time information prior to award.) If the competing revision request is greater than $250,000 direct costs, include the detailed budget component.
In addition, the period of support requested for the revision cannot exceed the current project period end date of the parent grant, including projects on a no-cost extension. Also, a no-cost extension must be in place before the revision application is submitted.
Note that, as described in
NOT-OD-09-083, you should submit revision applications on paper for those activities that have not transitioned to electronic submission. This includes program project grants (P01), center grants (e.g., P20, P30, P50), cooperative agreements (e.g., U01) and applications that were submitted initially as R01s but converted at the time of award to a U series (usually U01).
Submit the original application and three signed photocopies to:
Center for Scientific ReviewNational Institutes of Health6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 1040, MSC 7710Bethesda, MD 20892-7710 (U.S. Postal Service Express or regular mail)Bethesda, MD 20817 (for express/courier service; non-USPS service)
In addition, submit two photocopies to:
Helen Sunshine, Ph.D.Chief, Office of Scientific ReviewNational Institute of General Medical SciencesNational Institutes of Healthsunshinh@nigms.nih.gov
For further information, contact:
Paul Sheehy, Ph.D.Deputy Associate Director for Extramural ActivitiesNational Institute of General Medical SciencesNational Institutes of Healthsheehyp@nigms.nih.gov
We will not accept revisions to individual or institutional K awards, institutional training grants, fellowships (Fs) or R25s in response to
Recovery Act funds must not be used to increase stipends, trainee-related expenses or any other training/fellowship budget cost categories on training grants or fellowships, nor may they be used to increase the overall number of slots in excess of Council-approved levels.
We intend to accept administrative supplements to research training and career award mechanisms as indicated below.
We do not intend to use Recovery Act funds for extensions and will not accept requests in response to
NOT-OD-09-056 for fellowship extensions.
K08/K23/K25: We will accept requests for administrative supplements to funded K08, K23 and K25 awards for up to $50,000 direct costs per year (not including facilities and administrative, or F&A, costs) for research development support. F&A costs, which were formerly called indirect costs, will be reimbursed at 8 percent of direct costs. These funds cannot be used for principal investigator salary. A mentor's statement is not required for this supplement request.
K12: We will accept requests for administrative supplements to funded K12 awards to extend the terms of currently appointed postdoctoral students who are in their third year of training or to add slots for third-year postdoctoral students who had been supported previously by other means. Funds can be requested for research and teaching development support costs. These funds cannot be used for principal investigator or program director salary.
K99: We will accept requests for administrative supplements for an additional year of support for funded transition career awards (K99). We will consider requests on a case-by-case basis from individuals in the last 6 months of their final year of K99 support; we will give priority to individuals who can demonstrate that they have made a good-faith effort in applying for research positions.
T32: We will consider supplementing institutional training grants to add additional trainees for FY2009 and 2010 up to the Council-recommended level of slots; however, at this time,
ARRA requests from grantees for additional slots for these programs are not required. We will give priority to programs with relatively small numbers of slots. These additional trainee slots will be limited to 2 years for FY2009 awards and 1 year for FY2010 awards.
T34: We will consider administrative supplements to MARC U-STAR programs for student development activities and program management allowed under the program announcement. These funds cannot be used for principal investigator or program director salary. Additional student slots may be requested, but they will be a low priority for funding.
T36: We will consider requests for administrative supplements to MARC Ancillary Training Activities awards.
Contact the program director or grants management specialist (listed on the Notice of Award) of the grant you wish to supplement.
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