Alcohol Research Career Development Awards for Scientists and Clinicians

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Purpose of this program:

To provide support for increased research experience relating to the problems of alcohol abuse and alcoholism prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation; and to raise the level of competence and increase the number of individuals engaged in such research.

Possible uses and use restrictions...

Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards (K01), Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards (K08), and Independent Scientist Awards (K02) provide support for individuals with research potential who need additional development and/or experience in a productive research environment. Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) and Mid-career Investigator Award in Patient Oriented Research (K24) and Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (K25) are also available. Senior Scientist Awards (K05) are also available to enable senior investigators to devote full-time to research. Academic Career Awards (K07) are also available for clinical faculty development. Awards are available for 5 years of salary support (up to 75 percent of the legislated maximum salary of $161,200) for the individual candidate, fringe benefits and 8 percent indirect costs. Specialized training costs and limited research costs are allowable under certain circumstances. Salary support may be supplemented by the sponsoring institution from nonfederal funds.

Who is eligible to apply...

Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards, Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards, Independent Scientist Awards, Senior Scientist Awards, and Academic Career Awards for clinical faculty are made to appropriate research centers, medical schools, departments of psychiatry, non-medical academic departments, psychiatric hospitals or hospitals with psychiatric services, community mental health centers, biomedical research institutes, and departments of behavioral science on behalf of individuals who need the opportunity to realize research potentials. The individuals in all cases must be citizens or nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Individuals must qualify by scholastic degree and previous training and/or experience.

Eligible Applicant Categories:
Eligible Functional Categories:
Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. For-profit grantees' costs will be determined in accordance with Subpart 31.2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations. For other grantees, costs will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulation 45 CFR, Part 74, Subpart C, Section 74.27.

Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.

About this section:

This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy. For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree, 3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible. Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they must satisfy.

Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs, the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.

How to apply...

Application Procedure:

The standard application forms as furnished by PHS must be used by applicants. Required application forms and instructions may be obtained from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Completed applications should be submitted to the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, MD 20892. Completed applications are reviewed by nonfederal consultants and recommend for support on the basis of merit. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR, Part 92 and OMB Circular No. A-110, as appropriate.

Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.

Award Procedure:

All NIAAA Research Career Development Awards for scientists and clinicians are recommended for approval by the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and those approved for payment are awarded directly by NIAAA to the applicant institution.

Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check. Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office, or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.

Deadlines and process...

Deadlines

February 1, June 1, and October 1.

Note: When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received. When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

A range of 240 to 270 days from submission of the application.

Preapplication Coordination

Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Note: This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.

Appeals

A principal investigator (P.I.) may appeal the substantive or procedural aspects of the review of his/her application to the staff of the Institute. A description of the NIH Peer Review Appeal procedures is available on the NIH home page www.nih.gov/grants/guide/1997/97.11.21/n2.html.

Note: In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Renewals

Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards, Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards, Independent Scientist Awards, Senior Scientist Awards, Mentored Patient Oriented Research Career Development Awards, Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award, and Academic Career Awards are made for 5-year periods with renewal for Independent Scientist Awards and Senior Scientist Awards. Mid-career Investigator Awards in Patient-Oriented Research are renewable for one additional 5 year period if the candidate still meets the stated requirements.

Note: In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.

Who can benefit...

Public and private profit or nonprofit organizations.

Beneficiaries
About this section:

This section lists the ultimate beneficiaries of a program, the criteria they must satisfy and who specifically is not eligible. The applicant and beneficiary will generally be the same for programs that provide assistance directly from a Federal agency. However, financial assistance that passes through State or local governments will have different applicants and beneficiaries since the assistance is transmitted to private sector beneficiaries who are not obligated to request or apply for the assistance.

What types of assistance...

Project Grants

The funding, for fixed or known periods, of specific projects. Project grants can include fellowships, scholarships, research grants, training grants, traineeships, experimental and demonstration grants, evaluation grants, planning grants, technical assistance grants, survey grants, and construction grants.

How much financial aid...

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$27,000 to $187,000; $116,000.

Note: This section lists the representative range (smallest to largest) of the amount of financial assistance available. These figures are based upon funds awarded in the past fiscal year and the current fiscal year to date. Also indicated is an approximate average amount of awards which were made in the past and current fiscal years.

Obligations

(Grants) FY 03 $9,429,000; FY 04 est $9,807,000; and FY 05 est $11,303,000.

Note: The dollar amounts listed in this section represent obligations for the past fiscal year (PY), estimates for the current fiscal year (CY), and estimates for the budget fiscal year (BY) as reported by the Federal agencies. Obligations for non-financial assistance programs indicate the administrative expenses involved in the operation of a program.

Account Identification

75-0894-0-1-552.

Note: Note: This 11-digit budget account identification code represents the account which funds a particular program. This code should be consistent with the code given for the program area as specified in Appendix III of the Budget of the United States Government.

Examples of funded projects...

(1) Organizational aspects of industrial alcohol programs; (2) antecedents and consequences of alcohol consumption patterns; (3) fatty acid synthesis alcohol-induced changes; and (4) mechanisms of alcohol-induced deficits in vision.

About this section

This section indicates the different types of projects which have been funded in the past. Only projects funded under Project Grants or Direct Payments for Specified Use should be listed here. The examples give potential applicants an idea of the types of projects that may be accepted for funding. The agency should list at least five examples of the most recently funded projects.

Program accomplishments...

During fiscal year 2003, NIAAA funded 80 Research Career Awards. In fiscal year 2003, 80 awards are estimated; and in fiscal year 2004, 85 awards are estimated.

Criteria for selecting proposals...

The following considerations are used in determining projects to be funded: (1) Evidence of the candidate's potential to develop and/or perform as an outstanding research scientist; (2) overall scientific and technical merit of the proposed research plans; (3) relevance to NIAAA priorities; and (4) the potential contribution to the field of alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

Assistance considerations...

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Payment will be made either on a Monthly Cash Request System or under an Electronic Transfer System. Necessary instructions for the appropriate type of payment will be issued shortly after an award is made.

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.

Note:
A formula may be based on population, per capita income, and other statistical factors. Applicants are informed whether there are any matching requirements to be met when participating in the cost of a project. In general, the matching share represents that portion of the project costs not borne by the Federal government. Attachment F of OMB Circular No. A-102 (Office of Management and Budget) sets forth the criteria and procedures for the evaluation of matching share requirements which may be cash or in-kind contributions made by State and local governments or other agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals to satisfy matching requirements of Federal grants or loans.

Cash contributions represent the grantees' cash outlay, including the outlay of money contributed to the grantee by other public agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals. When authorized by Federal regulation, Federal funds received from other grants may be considered as the grantees' cash contribution.

In-kind contributions represent the value of noncash contributions provided by the grantee, other public agencies and institutions, private organizations or individuals. In-kind contributions may consist of charges for real property and equipment, and value of goods and services directly benefiting and specifically identifiable to the grant program. When authorized by Federal legislation, property purchased with Federal funds may be considered as grantees' in-kind contribution.

Maintenance of effort (MOE) is a requirement contained in certain legislation, regulations, or administrative policies stating that a grantee must maintain a specified level of financial effort in a specific area in order to receive Federal grant funds, and that the Federal grant funds may be used only to supplement, not supplant, the level of grantee funds.

Post assistance requirements...

Reports

Reports must be submitted as follows: (1) Interim Progress Reports annually as part of continuation applications; (2) Annual financial status reports at termination of year of support; and (3) Final Invention Statement at end of support.

Note: This section indicates whether program reports, expenditure reports, cash reports or performance monitoring are required by the Federal funding agency, and specifies at what time intervals (monthly, annually, etc.) this must be accomplished.

Audits

Audits are to be carried out in accordance with the provisions set forth in 45 CFR 74, Subpart C, Section 74.26. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program- specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.

Note: This section discusses audits required by the Federal agency. The procedures and requirements for State and local governments and nonprofit entities are set forth in OMB Circular No. A-133. These requirements pertain to awards made within the respective State's fiscal year - not the Federal fiscal year, as some State and local governments may use the calendar year or other variation of time span designated as the fiscal year period, rather than that commonly known as the Federal fiscal year (from October 1st through September 30th).

Records

Records must be retained for at least 3 years; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if audit findings have not been resolved.

Note: This section indicates the record retention requirements and the type of records the Federal agency may require. Not included are the normally imposed requirements of the General Accounting Office. For programs falling under the purview of OMB Circular No. A-102, record retention is set forth in Attachment C. For other programs, record retention is governed by the funding agency's requirements.

Regulations...

Authorization

Public Health Service Act, Title III, Section 301, Public Law 78-410, 42 U.S.C. 241, as amended.

Note: This section lists the legal authority upon which a program is based (acts, amendments to acts, Public Law numbers, titles, sections, Statute Codes, citations to the U.S. Code, Executive Orders, Presidential Reorganization Plans, and Memoranda from an agency head).

Regulations, Guidelines, And Literature

42 CFR 52; Guidelines included in application kit; PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994. Specific program announcements are available electronically from the NIAAA World Wide Web Home Page on the Internet at http://www.niaaa.nih.gov or from the NIH Home Page under Institutes and Offices. Copies may also be obtained from NIAAA at P.O. Box 10686, Rockville, MD 20849-0686 or by calling (202) 842-1819. Applicants should also obtain NIAAA additional information to the NIH Career Development Program Announcements (K AWARDS) NIH Guide, Volume 24, Number 26, July 21, 1995, which is also available on the NIAAA Home Page.

Contact information...

Web Sites
Regional Or Local Office

Not applicable.

Note: This section lists the agency contact person, address and telephone number of the Federal Regional or Local Office(s) to be contacted for detailed information regarding a program such as: (1) current availability of funds and the likelihood of receiving assistance within a given period; (2) pre-application and application forms required; (3) whether a pre-application conference is recommended; (4) assistance available in preparation of applications; (5) whether funding decisions are made at the headquarters, regional or local level; (6) application renewal procedures (including continuations and supplementals) or appeal procedures for rejected applications; and (7) recently published program guidelines and material. However, for most federal programs, this section will instruct the reader to consult the so-called Appendix IV of the Catalog due to the large volume of Regional and Local Office Contacts for most agencies. This information is provided in Additional Contact Information (see below).

Headquarters Office

Program Contacts: Dr. Laurie Foudin, Division of Basic Research. Telephone: (301) 443-0912. Dr. Robert Huebner, Acting Director, Division of Clinical and Prevention Research. Telephone: (301) 443-0787. Dr. Mary Dufour, Director, Division of Biometry and Epidemiology: Telephone: (301) 443-4897. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH, Department of Health and Human Services, 6000 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7003, Bethesda, MD 20892-7003. Grants Management Contact: Ms. Judy Fox, Grants Management Officer, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH, Department of Health and Human Services, Suite 504, Willco Building, 6000 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7003, Bethesda, MD 20892-7003. Telephone: (301) 443-4704. Use the same numbers for FTS.

Note: This section lists names and addresses of the office at the headquarters level with direct operational responsibility for managing a program. A telephone number is provided in cases where a Regional or Local Office is not normally able to answer detailed inquiries concerning a program. Also listed are the name(s) and telephone number(s) of the information contact person(s) who can provide additional program information to applicants.

Additional Contact Information (Appendix IV)

Due to the large volume of regional and local office contacts for most agencies, full contact information is also provided separately here in a PDF format: