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Recovery Act: Supplements to Currently Funded Projects – NIMH Areas

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

EXPIRED SUPPLEMENT INITIATIVES:

NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Administrative Supplements (NOT-OD-10-043 )

NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Administrative Supplements for Comparative Effectiveness Research Workforce Development (NOT-OD-10-037 )

Recovery Act Limited Competition for Revision Applications (NOT-OD-09-058 )

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 )

NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Administrative Supplements to Support Core Consolidation (NOT-RR-10-001 )

National Institute of Mental Health

These initiatives are among several being offered by NIH to help fulfill the goals of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act ) to help stimulate the economy through support of biomedical and behavioral research. Additional information on the Recovery Act and related NIH opportunities is available through the Office of Extramural Research .

With these initiatives, NIH announced the opportunity for investigators and U.S. institutions with active NIH Research Grants to request supplemental funding for the purpose of promoting job creation, economic development, and accelerating the pace and achievement of scientific research.

Previous Recovery Act supplement programs supported by NIMH that have now expired include:

Administrative Supplements: Applications may be submitted to support an increase in tempo of currently funded projects within the general scope of the project. The parent grant must be active and the research/scientific activities proposed in the supplement must be accomplished within the current competitive segment or 1 year, whichever is less.  NIMH has identified three specific areas of interest for this initiative: 1) supplements to support sharing of autism data via the National Database for Autism Research, 2) supplements to support specified opportunities with the Conte Center grant programs, and 3) supplements to support the area of pharmacogenomics and the predictors of specific adverse drug effects. Only applications that focus on these topics will be considered for funding. For more information about this supplement program, go to the Administrative Supplements page.

Administrative Supplements for Comparative Effectiveness Research Workforce Development:

Applications may be submitted to expand the number of researchers qualified to oversee or conduct comparative effectiveness research (CER). CER is the conduct and synthesis of research comparing the benefits and harms of different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor health conditions in “real world” settings. The purpose of this research is to improve health outcomes by developing and disseminating evidence-based information to patients, clinicians, and other decision-makers, responding to their expressed needs, about which interventions are most effective for which patients under specific circumstances. For more information about Administrative Supplements for CER Workforce Development, go to the CER Supplements page.

Revision applications (Formerly known as Competitive Supplements): Revision applications may be submitted to support a significant expansion of scope or research protocol of currently funded projects.  NIMH has identified specific areas of interest in accordance with the Institute’s Strategic Plan. Only applications that focus on these topics will be considered for funding. For NIMH’s topic areas and additional information on this supplement program, go to Recovery Act: Revision Applications - NIMH Areas.

Administrative Supplements for Diversity: Administrative supplements under this initiative may be requested by Principal Investigators (PIs) of active NIMH grants who plan to serve as mentors for candidates of diversity. For additional information on administrative supplements for diversity, go to Recovery Act: Administrative Supplements for Diversity.

Administrative Supplements to Provide Summer Research Experiences for Students and Science Educators: Applications may be submitted to provide summer research opportunities to High School and College Students, or Science Educators (e.g., Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers and Community College Faculty).  For additional information on how to apply, go to Recovery Act: Administrative Supplements for Summer Research Experiences.

Administrative Supplements to Support Core Consolidation: Applications may be submitted by institutions with active P or U grants that have multiple cores to support consolidation of those facilities into a single, more efficient, core. For additional information on this supplement program, go to Recovery Act: Administrative Supplements to Support Core Consolidation.

Awarded supplements will be subject to extensive reporting requirements, as stipulated by the Recovery Act (see NOT-OD-09-054 ).

Funding

The Institute allocated approximately $5 million per year for administrative supplements and $5 million per year for revision applications to provide additional funding to a small number of grants with the greatest potential to accelerate research in areas described in the NIMH Strategic Plan and, when relevant, the Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research , and the National Advisory Mental Health Council Workgroup report on research training. Applications addressed one or more of the Strategic Plan-related topics listed on the individual supplement pages.

Information on no cost extensions and how they relate to applications for Recovery Act supplements was found under the Funding heading on the individual supplement pages listed above.

Awarded supplements are subject to extensive reporting requirements, as stipulated by the Recovery Act (see NOT-OD-09-054 ).

Potential applicants to currently active initiatives are strongly encouraged to read NIH’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding Recovery Act supplements .

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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