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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination: The applicant and sponsor must develop and agree upon the research training program to be undertaken by the applicant.

Application Procedure: Fellows may be sponsored by any private, nonprofit, or governmental institution that is organized, staffed, and equipped to conduct such a program properly. After working out a mutually acceptable program with the sponsoring institution, the individual should make application directly to the National Institutes of Health. Use Research Fellowship Application form PHS 416-1, Rev. 9-69.

Award Procedure: Applications are reviewed for merit and program relevance. Applicants are notified of awards directly by NIH. Awards are made directly to applicants for stipends and to sponsoring institutions for the supply allowance. Deadlines: January, April, and October of each year. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: About 2 to 4 months. Appeals: Not applicable.

Renewals: Can be renewed for an additional year. Applicants must compete for renewals and apply in the same manner as an application for a new award.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements: None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Fellowships are awarded for periods ranging from several months to 2 years. Support beyond 1 year requires a brief report of satisfactory progress on a form sent to the Fellow by NIH. Stipends are paid directly by the government on a monthly basis.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS: Reports: An annual progress report is required. Forms for the report are mailed to the Fellow by NIH several months before the report is due.

Audits: Audits are made infrequently and at irregular intervals by the HEW Audit Agency.

Records: Not applicable.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification: 09-30-0848-0-1-651.

Obligations: (Grants) FY 70 $126,000; FY 71 est $126,000; and FY 72 est $126,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $7,000 to $12,000; $8,500.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Thirteen Fellows who have completed training under this program are providing leadership and research accomplishment for animal resources used in medical research. Fourteen Fellows are currently in training. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: 42 CFR 61. "Fellowships and Training Programs in Laboratory Animal Medicine and Science," no charge. INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office: Not applicable. Headquarters Office: Animal Resources Branch, Division of Research Resources, Division of Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20014. Telephone: (301) 496-5451. RELATED PROGRAMS: 13.306, Animal Resources; 13.368, Animal Resources Training Grants.

13.368 ANIMAL RESOURCES - TRAINING GRANTS

FEDERAL AGENCY: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE AUTHORIZATION: Public Health Service Act of 1944, as amended, Section 301(d); 42 U.S.C. 241.

OBJECTIVES: To support postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants.

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Training projects are intended to prepare individuals for careers in medical care of animals in research environments, management of research animal facilities and research on utilization of laboratory animals and their maintenance in laboratory environments.

Specific institutional costs may include: salaries of staff and travel costs; employee benefits; minor renovations of physical facilities; consumable supplies; and stipends and allowances for trainees up to ceilings.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility: Public or private nonprofit institutions capable of giving training in laboratory animal medicine, i.e., state and local research organizations and institutions, health professional schools, and institutions of higher education. Beneficiary Eligibility: Individuals interested in training should make application directly to the school of their choice. Trainees must be citizens or noncitizens nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. As a general rule, applicants possess a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine.

Credentials/Documentation: None.

APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination: An informal preapplication conference with the headquarters office as listed in this document is recommended, but not required.

Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted on Training Grant Application Form PHS 2499-1, Rev. 3-70. Application forms are available from the headquarters office listed in this document and contain all necessary instructions. Award Procedure: Applications from eligible institutions are initially reviewed by study sections and committees, composed of authorities in various fields of medical research. Each application is given a peer evaluation for merit and recommendations are

forwarded to the National Advisory Research Resources Council for final determination. Awards are made to applicant institutions. An award statement is mailed to the program director, institutional head, and institution business office. Deadlines: October, February, and June of each year. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: About 4 to 6 months. Appeals: None.

Renewals: Must be renewed every 3 to 5 years.
ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements: None.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Programs are approved for 3-
to 5-year project periods. Award statements are issued annually.
Assistance is provided monthly via a letter of credit.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports: Annual expenditure and progress reports are required. Forms for reports are mailed by NIH to the program director several months before they are due.

Audits: Audits are made infrequently and at irregular intervals by the HEW Audit Agency.

Records: Same as for "Reports" above. FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification: 09-30-0848-0-1-651.

Obligations: (Grants) FY 70 $352,000; FY 71 est $352,000; and FY 72 est $352,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $26,000 to $60,000; $40,000.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Nine grants support 30 trainees. Thirty-five trainees who have completed training are providing leadership and professional direction for animal resources used in medical research. Twenty-five former trainees are directors or staff members of animal resource programs in medical schools. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: 42 CFR 64. "Fellowships and Training Programs in Laboratory Animal Medicine and Science." INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.

Headquarters Office: Animal Resources Branch, Division of Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20014. Telephone: (301) 496-5451.

RELATED PROGRAMS: 13.306, Animal Resources; 13.367, Animal Resources Fellowships.

13.369 CONSTRUCTION GRANTS FOR SCHOOLS OF NURSING

FEDERAL AGENCY: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE AUTHORIZATION: Nurse Training Act of 1964; Public Law 88-581, Title VIII; 58 Stat. 682, as amended by Health Manpower Act of 1968; Public Law 90-490, Title II; 82 Stat. 750; 42 U.S.C. 296-296(c), 298.

OBJECTIVES: To increase the number of nurses and improve the quality of education for nursing practice by providing Federal assistance for the construction of schools of nursing, and/or for the replacement, renovation, expansion, or equipping of such facilities.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants.

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Nursing education facilities built with Federal construction awards may not be used for sectarian instruction or religious worship, and must be used for 20 years for the training purposes for which constructed. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility: The applicant must be a collegiate, associate degree, or diploma school of nursing. Schools must be accredited by, or located in, an institution accredited by one of the associations or agencies approved for this purpose by the Commissioner of Education.

Beneficiary Eligibility: Same as applicant eligibility. Credentials/Documentation: Accreditation by an agency or organization approved by the Commissioner of Education. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination: Intent to file application must be coordinated in accordance with Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-95.

Application Procedure: Applications may be obtained from the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Manpower Education, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20014.

Award Procedure: Awards are made to schools of nursing by the Division of Nursing upon the recommendation of a review committee and the National Advisory Council on Nurse Training. The Division of Nursing sends schools that are approved for construction funds a Notice of Construction Grant. Notification is also provided to the State Central Informaton Reception Agency on Standard Form 240.

Deadlines: Cutoff dates for receipt of applications are March 1, July 1, and November 1.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: About 4 months.
Appeals: Not applicable.

Renewals: Not applicable.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements: Federal participation for new schools or for major expansion, up to 66-2/3 percent of the total eligible cost for construction of nurse education facilities, including the cost of equipment necessary for the functioning of these facilities; for replacement, renovation, or minor expansion of nursing education facilities, up to 50 percent.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Time required for completion of construction project.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Reports every 3 years.

Audits: On a selective basis, as determined by DHEW representatives. Records: The Division of Nursing keeps records for 20 years; grantees, for a minimum of 10 years.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification: 09-30-0861-0-651.

Obligations: (Grants) FY 70 $8,000,000; FY 71 est $8,000,000; and FY 72 est $8,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $50,000 to $3,400,000; $1,141,400.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: From 1965 to June 1970, more than 130 nursing schools received Federal grants exceeding $80,000,000 to build new educational facilities, or to renovate, extend, and equip their nursing education quarters. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: 42 CFR 57. "Nursing Education Facilities," PHS Publication No. 1180-F-1B; "A Guide for Projecting Space Needs for Schools of Nursing," Public Health Service Publication No. 1474; "Construction Grants for Schools of Nursing," Public Health Service Publication No. 1154-5; "Construction Grants Awarded to Schools of Nursing, December 1965-June 1970," Supplement to Public Health Service Publication No. 1154-5.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office: Regional Nursing Consultants in DHEW Regional Offices. (See appendix for listing.)

Headquarters Office: Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Manpower Education, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20014. Telephone: (301) 496-6924.

RELATED PROGRAMS: 13.220, Health Facilities Construction Grants; 13.340, Health Professions Facilities Construction; 13.359, Special Project Grants for Improvement in Nurse Training; 13.607, Facilities Engineering and Construction Activities Technical Assistance.

13.370 SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC HEALTH - GRANTS
(Hill Rhodes Grants)

FEDERAL AGENCY: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE AUTHORIZATION: Public Health Service Act, as amended, Section 309(c); Public Law 78-410; Public Health Service Amendments; Public Law 91-208; 42 U.S.C. 242g.

OBJECTIVES: To assist schools of public health to provide comprehensive professional public health training, and specialized consultative services and technical assistance in the administration of state and/or local public health programs. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: These grants may be used for support of faculty, supporting staff equipment, and other costs of maintaining a teaching program in public health, or providing specialized consultative services and technical assistance to state and/or local public health programs. These grants may not be used for: (1) construction (except for minor renovations and repairs), (2) international travel, (3) stipends, (4) tuition, (5) fees or (6) travel expenses of students.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility: Accredited schools of public health.
Beneficiary Eligibility: Same as applicant eligibility.
Credentials/Documentation: None.

APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Preapplication Coordination: Consultation and assistance on the
preparation of an application is available from the administering
agency.

Application Procedure: Application is sent directly to Division of Allied Health Manpower, Bureau of Health Manpower Education, National Institutes of Health. The application consists of forms NIH-1499-1 and NIH-1499-2.

Award Procedure: Applications are reviewed and grant awards are made by the Division of Allied Health Manpower, Bureau of Health Manpower Education, National Institutes of Health. Notice of Grant Awarded, NIH-1533. Deadlines: Annually - June.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Approximately 1 month.

Appeals: Not applicable.

Renewals: Grantees reapply each year for continuation support. Application forms for requesting continuation support are mailed to grantees.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements: Amounts of grants are determined by dividing 1/3 of the available funds among all the eligible institutions and dividing the remaining 2/3 among the institutions by a formula based on the number of Federally sponsored students enrolled.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: 1 year. Grantees are paid by Letter of Credit System or Monthly Cash System.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports: Submission of a progress report is required with each continuation application. A report of expenditures for each budget period is required.

Audits: Public Health Service grants are subject to inspection and audit by representatives of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Records: The financial records, including all documents to support

entries on the accounting records and to substantiate charges to each grant, must be kept readily available for examination by personnel authorized to examine Public Health Service grant accounts in an institution.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification: 09-30-0812-0-1-651.

Obligations: (Grants) FY 70 $4,554,000; FY 71 est $4,509,000; and

FY 72 est $4,509,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $112,000 to $644,900; $281,812. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Since the initiation of this program in 1958 the number of schools of public health has increased from 11 to 16; the annual number of graduates of schools of public health has more than tripled during the same period. In fiscal year 1970 grants were made to the 16 schools of public health for public health curriculum improvement. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: 42 CFR 58. The instructions to applicants, sent annually to schools of public health (the only eligible applicants) include all necessary information for submitting the application.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office: Associate Regional health director for manpower of the respective HEW regional offices. (See appendix for listing).

Headquarters Office: Division of Allied Health Manpower, Bureau of Health Manpower Education, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20014. Telephone: (301) 496-6975.

RELATED PROGRAMS: 13.203, Disease Control Training Public Health Workers; 13.208, Comprehensive Health Planning Training, Studies, and Demonstrations; 13.338, Graduate Training in Public Health Project Grants; 13.366, Professional Public Health Personnel - Traineeships; 64.003, Education and Training of Health Service Personnel.

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13.371 BIOTECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

FEDERAL AGENCY: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE AUTHORIZATION: Section 301(d) and (i) of the Public Health Service Act of 1944 as amended; 42 U.S.C. 241. OBJECTIVES: To assist academic and other nonprofit institutions in developing and sustaining sophisticated technological capabilities vital to modern biomedical research and patient care.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Resources are intended to be on a very large scale, serving major multidisciplinary, multicategorical research programs. In addition to meeting carefully defined institutional or regional needs, resources should be an integral part of the general development plan of the applicant institution. It is not intended that this program shall provide for research or training which can be obtained through the usual NIH programs. Special research resource grants provide for the establishment and operation of a research resource, including the primary equipment, professional staff, and related operating expenses. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility: Public or nonprofit private institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other private, nonprofit institutions with programs of biomedical research and specialized research services to many departments and disciplines are eligible. Beneficiary Eligibility: Same as applicant eligibility. Credentials/Documentation: None.

APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination: An informal preapplication conference is recommended, and consultation or assistance is available from the Biotechnology Resources Branch.

Application Procedure: Applications must be made on forms HEW-398 (available from the Biotechnology Resources Branch) and sent to the address specified in the application packet. Award Procedure: The NARRC determination as to approval or disapproval of an application is binding on the Director, Division of Research Resources. The Chief, Biotechnology Resources Branch, DRR, has the responsibility for notification, preparation, and administration of awards.

Deadlines: (5 months prior to Council meeting.) November, February and July of each year.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: About 6 months.

Appeals: None.

Renewals: After 3 to 5 years, upon application and review. ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements: None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Grants are usually made for periods of 3 to 5 years, and may be renewed following application and Council approval. Funds are usually made available yearly in the form of letters of credit.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports: Progress and expenditure reports are required annually. Audits: Audits are made infrequently and at irregular intervals by the HEW Audit Agency.

Records: Records must be retained until 5 years from the date of termination of grant support, or until the final Departmental audit, whichever is later.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification: 09-30-0848-0-1-651.

Obligations: (Grants) FY 70 $9,867,000; FY 71 est $9,617,000; and FY 72 est $10,114,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $12,833 to $1,911,626; $225,000.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Since 1963, 87 resources have been funded for a total of $79,459,000. In fiscal year 1970, 52 resources received a total of $9,867,000. Of these, 3 were new for a total of $1,241,238, the remainder went to continuations of existing resources. It is estimated that no new awards will be made in fiscal year 1971, or 1972, all funds going to the continued support of already existing resources.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: 42 CFR 52.
Descriptive Program Guidelines and application kits are available
from the Biotechnology Resource Branch.
INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office: None.

Headquarters Office: Biotechnology Resources Branch, Division of Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20014. Telephone: (301) 496-5411.

RELATED PROGRAMS: 13.306, Animal Resources; 13.333, General Clinical Research Centers; 13.335, General Medical Sciences Research Grants; 47.002, Biological Sciences Research Project Support; 64.018, Sharing Specialized Medical Resources.

13.372 CANCER-LEUKEMIA RESEARCH SUPPORT CENTERS

FEDERAL AGENCY: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE AUTHORIZATION: Public Health Service Act; Public Law 78410; 42 U.S.C. 282.

OBJECTIVES: To support research in improving survival of patients undergoing intensive therapy for leukemia or other malignancies. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants.

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Projects are supported for the study of the treatment of leukemia and other malignancies. The major use of these funds has been to support the procurement of platelets and research on the efficacy of platelet transfusions in controlling life-threatening hemorrhage.

The grants may be used for personnel, consultant costs, equipment, supplies, travel, patient costs, animals, alterations and renovations, miscellaneous and indirect costs.

Restrictions for NIH grants include the following: Invention statements shall be furnished annually. Institution wide assurance of compliance with requisite community laws regarding investigations involving human subjects is required. Equipment, publications and travel are subject to certain restrictions, e.g., dollar amounts on equipment, prior approval on foreign travel and the publishing of books, monographs or pamphlets. Additional detailed information may be obtained from PHS publication 1301. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility: University, college, hospital, public agency, or nonprofit research institution.

Beneficiary Eligibility: Same as applicant eligibility.
Credentials/Documentation: None.

APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination: No formal preapplication coordination. At times informal discussions are held. Application Procedure: Grant Application PHS-398 may be obtained from the Division of Research Grants, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland and they are resubmitted to the same address.

Award Procedure: Completed applications are ordinarily reviewed by appropriate Study Sections and receive a final review by the National Advisory Cancer Council for approval. Awards for approved project support are made annually. Initial award provides funds for first budget period (usually 12 months) and Notice of Grant Awarded (Form PHS 1533-2) indicates support recommended for remainder of project period, allocation of Federal funds by budget categories, and special conditions, if any. Deadlines: New and supplemental - October 1, February 1, and June 1; Renewals - September 1, January 2, and May 1. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: 6 months.

Appeals: There are no formal appeal procedures as such. Disapprovals are advised accordingly. Reasons given and reapplication information provided as requested. Renewals: Extensions for renewal applications are available and must be submitted on Grant Application PHS-398 in accordance with deadline dates of September 1, January 2, and May 1, for the respective National Cancer Advisory Council meetings in March, June and November. Applications will be reviewed in the same manner as a new application and approved applications will be awarded subject to the availability of funds. ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS: Formula and Matching Requirements: Grantee must participate in the cost of each research project. Cost-sharing agreements are individually negotiated with the grantee.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Average 3 to 4 years, maximum of 7 years. Funding provided through a monthly demand payment system.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports: Interim progress reports are required each year. Terminal progress reports are required 6 months after the end of a project. Annual report of expenditures is required 4 months after end of budget period, and special reports as requested by grantor. Audits: Grants are subject to inspection and audit by Government representatives.

Records: Financial records, including all documents to support entries in the accounting records and to substantiate charges to each grant, must be kept for 5 years after the end of the project. FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification: 09-30-0849-0-1-651.

Obligations: (Grants) FY 70 $1,401,000; FY 71 est $1,851,000; and FY 72 est $1,851,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $1,500 to $207,000; $54,000.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Grant support was provided for 27 Leukemia Research Support Centers in fiscal year 1970 and it is estimated that 27 will be funded in fiscal year 1971.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: 42 CFR 52. "Grants for Research Projects Policy Statement," PHS Publication No. 1301.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.

Headquarters Office: Awards Review and Technical Administration Branch, Extramural Activities, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20014. Telephone: (301) 496-7058. RELATED PROGRAMS: 13.312, Cancer - Specialized Research Centers; 13.314, Cancer Research - Grants.

13.373 CANCER - GRADUATE TRAINING

FEDERAL AGENCY: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE AUTHORIZATION: Public Health Service Act, Title IV; Public Law 78-410; 42 U.S.C. 282.

OBJECTIVES: To help provide an adequate supply of competent research manpower, and to alleviate critical shortage of professional personnel in selected areas affecting the combination of research training and service in the area of cancer. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project grants.

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Graduate research training grants provide support for trainees in the various fields related to cancer research.

The grants may be used for salaries of professional and nonprofessional personnel short term training stipends, permanent equipment, consumable supplies, travel, other expenditures (which do not fall into the specific categories, and indirect cost).

Restrictions for NIH grants include the following: Invention statements shall be furnished annually. Institution wide assurance of compliance with requisite community laws regarding

investigations involving human subjects is required. Equipment, publications and travel are subject to certain restrictions, e.g., dollar amounts on equipment, prior approval on foreign travel and the publishing of books, monographs or pamphlets. Additional detailed information may be obtained from PHS publication 1302. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility: University, college, hospital, public agency, or nonprofit research institution.

Beneficiary Eligibility: Institution and trainee.
Credentials/Documentation: Application for grant must show the

objectives and resources for the proposed research training program and the competence of the training director and staff. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Preapplication Coordination: None. Application Procedure: Grant Application PHS-398 may be obtained from the Career Development Review Branch, Division of Research Grants, Bethesda, Maryland and they are submitted to the same address. Completed applications are ordinarily reviewed by appropriate Study Sections and receive a final review by the

National Advisory Cancer Council for approval.

Award Procedure: Awards for approved project support are made annually subject to Congressional appropriation of funds. Initial award provides funds for first budget period (usually 12 months) and Notice of Grant Awarded (Form PHS 1533) indicates support recommended for remainder of project period, allocations of Federal funds by budget categories, and special conditions, if any. Deadlines: February 1, June 1, October 1.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: 6 months.

Appeals: There are no appeal procedures as such. Disapprovals are advised accordingly. Reasons given and reapplication information provided as requested.

Renewals: Extensions for renewal applications are available and must be submitted on Grant Application PHS-398 in accordance with deadline dates of October 1, February 1, and June 1, for the respective National Cancer Advisory Council meetings in March, June and November. Applications will be reviewed in the same manner as a new application and approved applications will be awarded subject to the availability of funds.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements: None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: 5 years. Funding provided through a monthly demand payment system.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports: Statement of appointment or reappointment forms are required for each stipend trainee; a report of expenditures for each budget period is required within 120 days after the end of the budget period; interim progress reports must be submitted to the awarding unit with all applications for continued support; a terminal progress report is required within 90 days after the

terminal date of the project.

Audits: Grants are subject to inspection and audit by Government representatives.

Records: Financial records including all documents to support entries in the accounting records and to substantiate charges to each grant shall be maintained for 5 years after the end of the budget period.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification: 09-30-0849-0-1-651.

Obligations: (Grants) FY 70 $5,317,000; FY 71 est $5,317,000; and FY 72 est $4,906,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $16,000 to $377,000; $62,500. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 85 Graduate Training Grants were supported in fiscal year 1970 and it is estimated that 74 will be funded in fiscal year 1971. This provided support for 496 full-time equivalents in fiscal year 1970 and 446 are estimated for fiscal year 1971. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: 42 CFR 64. "Public Health Services Grants for Training Projects," (Policy Statement), PHS No. 1302, no charge. INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office: None.
Headquarters Office: Awards and Training Officer, Special Programs
Branch, Extramural Activities, National Cancer Institute, National
Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20014. Telephone: (301)
496-7721.

RELATED PROGRAMS: 13.311, Cancer Clinical Training; 13.313,
Cancer Research Fellowships; 13.315, Cancer Research - Career
Development.

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