The following notice from NIH (also available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-078.html) provides information on the selection of existing peer-reviewed, meritorious grant applications, for ARRA funding.
If an application is selected for this funding, NIH program directors will contact applicant project directors/principal investigators (PD/PIs) about applications under consideration to discuss potential modifications of the Abstract, Specific Aims, Public Health Relevance, and budget.
Please see NOT-OD-09-078 below for further details.
Please contact your ORPA Research Administrator with any questions or concerns.
Donna Beyea - x5-8037
Anne Corriveau – x3-2137
Gayle Elledge - x 5-1502
Brenda Kavanaugh - x5-1504
Tammie Martin - x3-3960
Jane Tolbert - x5-4210
Cheryl Williams - x5-1503
Recovery Act Notice: NIH ARRA Funding Considerations for Applications with Meritorious Scores that Fall Beyond the Pay-line
Notice Number: NOT-OD-09-078
Release Date: April 3, 2009
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov)
The recent American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides an unprecedented level of funding ($8.2 billion in extramural funding) to the NIH to help stimulate the United States economy through the support and advancement of scientific research. While NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) have broad flexibility to invest in many types of grant programs, they will follow the spirit of the ARRA by funding projects that will stimulate the economy, create or retain jobs, and have the potential for making scientific progress in 2 years.
One of the ways NIH will implement the ARRA is to select existing peer-reviewed, meritorious grant applications, that can be accomplished in two years or less, meet the goals of the ARRA, and meet the mission priorities of an NIH IC. In general, existing applications eligible for consideration of 2-year funding under the ARRA are defined as applications submitted for funding with FY 2008 or FY 2009 funds that: (a) received meritorious priority scores from the initial peer review process; (b) received approval from an Advisory Council or Board prior to September 30, 2009; and (c) received priority scores that could not otherwise be paid in FY 2008 or 2009.
This policy includes consideration of applications in response to previously announced funding opportunities (e.g., RFAs, PAs, PARs), including those that will be peer reviewed by mid-summer and scheduled to receive Advisory Council or Board review prior to September 30, 2009. Individual NIH ICs have more detailed information on their own Web sites regarding specific previously announced funding opportunities being considered for ARRA funding.
NIH program directors will contact applicant project directors/principal investigators (PD/PIs) about applications under consideration to discuss potential modifications of the Abstract, Specific Aims, Public Health Relevance, and budget.
Office of Extramural Research, NIH
Office of Research & Project Administration
University of Rochester
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Rochester, NY 14627