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Recovery Act: Administrative Supplements to Research Grants Providing Summer Research Experiences for Students and Science Educators

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Administrative Supplements to Research Grants Providing Summer Research Experiences for Students and Science Educators (NOT-OD-09-060 )

With the Summer Research Experiences initiative, NIH announces the opportunity for investigators and institutions with active research grants to request supplemental funding for the purpose of promoting job creation, economic development, and accelerating the pace and achievement of scientific research. Another goal of these supplements is to encourage students to seriously pursue research careers in the health related sciences, as well as provide elementary, middle, and high school teachers, community college faculty, and faculty from non-research intense institutions with short term research experiences in NIH-funded laboratories. 

To be eligible for a Summer Research Experience Administrative Supplement:

  • The parent grant must be active and the research proposed in the supplement must be able to be accomplished within the current competitive segment
  • The proposed administrative supplement MUST be within the general scope of the peer-reviewed activities and aims approved for the parent grant
  • Students and science educators supported under these supplements are not required to be U.S. citizens; however some parent grants may have unique citizenship requirements, and these will apply to any supplement awarded under NOT-OD-09-060 
  • Funds must be used to increase the tempo of approved and funded projects or for the purpose of increasing training to diverse students, as well as those re-entering the field of mental health research 

Summer Research Experience Administrative Supplement request packages should be submitted and/or signed by the institutional official and must include:

  • A cover letter detailing the reason and justification for the request
  • Detailed budget (form page 4) and composite budget page if more than one year is requested (form page 5).  The detailed budget can be submitted using either the SF4249(R&R) Budget Component or the PHS 398 Form Pages 4 & 5, whichever is easier for your institution to quickly generate
  • Justification for the funds that addresses the selection factors listed in NOT-OD-09-060 
  • Biographical sketch, other support and human subjects documentation (if applicable) for any new key personnel 

The NIH Summer Research Administrative Supplement announcement provides full details on the application elements and process.

The PHS398 Form pages can be found in a Word and PDF-fillable formats at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html .

Applications should request a start date no sooner than May 15, 2009.

Application Receipt Dates for All Summer Research Administrative  Supplements is April 21, 2009.

Submit applications for Summer Research Administrative Supplements to:

Electronic (Email) Submissions:
NIMHSummerSupplements@mail.nih.gov

Paper Submissions: 
Rebecca Claycamp, M.S., CRA
Chief Grants Management Officer
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 6115, MSC 9605
Bethesda, MD 20892-9605
Telephone: 301-402-7111
FAX: 301-480-1956

Timeline for Review of Summer Research Experience Supplement Applications:

For Fiscal Year 2009: Summer research experience supplement applications will be reviewed in time for Summer 2009.

A receipt date for Fiscal Year 2010 may be set at a later time contingent on the availability of funds.

For Specific questions regarding eligibility or questions about the science to be proposed, please contact your Program Official on the parent grant.

For General Information on NIMH’s Recovery Act Supplements, Contact:

Tracy Waldeck, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Special Projects
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Phone: (301) 435-0322
Email: waldeckt@mail.nih.gov

For Financial or Grants Management Questions, Contact:

Rebecca Claycamp, M.S., CRA
Chief Grants Management Officer
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 6115, MSC 9605
Bethesda, MD 20892-9605
Telephone: 301-402-7111
Email: rclaycam@mail.nih.gov

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