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13.303 ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS TRAINEESHIP GRANTS FOR ADVANCED TRAINING

FEDERAL AGENCY: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE AUTHORIZATION: Public Health Service Act, Title VII, Part G, as amended; Public Law 78-410; Allied Health Professions Personnel Training Act of 1966, as amended; Public Law 89-751; Health Manpower Act of 1968, Public Law 90-490; Health Training Improvement Act of 1970; Public Law 91-519; 42 U.S.C. 295h-2. OBJECTIVES: To provide financial assistance to students who have completed the basic professional preparation required for employment in one of the eligible disciplines and are pursuing advanced training to qualify them for positions as teachers, supervisors, administrators, or specialists.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants.

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Allied Health Advanced Traineeships Funds are limited to tuition, fees, stipends, dependency, and transportation allowances for trainees enrolled in programs of at least one academic year of duration.

Allied Health Advanced Training Institute Traineeships - Funds are limited to tuition, fees, stipends, dependency, and transportation allowances for trainees enrolled in programs ranging from 22 days to less than one academic year's duration. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility: Public or nonprofit private agencies, organizations, or institutions.

Beneficiary Eligibility: Allied Health Advanced Traineeships - A trainee must be a full-time student who has completed basic professional training in an allied health profession, and who plans to use the training in a career in his professional field, as a teacher, supervisor, administrator, or specialist, but not in research. Allied Health Advanced Training Institutes Traineeships - a trainee must be an allied health worker who has completed basic professional preparation for employment in one of the health disciplines. 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 the headquarters office listed below. The application form and instructions are available from the same office, (NIH 4885-1). 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 in the Spring. Specific date announced when applications are distributed.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Approximately 4 months.

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: Not applicable. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Maximum grant period of 5 years with annual review of continuation applications. 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: 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 availble for examination by personnel authorized to examine grant accounts in an institution. FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

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

Obligations: (Grants) FY 70 $1,542,000; FY 71 est $3,750,000; and FY 72 est $3,750,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance: Average amount per trainee for Allied Health Advanced Traineeships: approximately $4,000. Average amount per Allied Health Advanced Training Institute trainee: approximately $500.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Since the program began in 1967, 1,126 traineeships have been awarded for students as of June 30, 1970. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: 42 CFR 57. Allied Health Professions Grants for Training Institutes. Allied Health Professions: Traineeship Grants for Advanced Training. No charge. Report to the President and the Congress, The Allied Health Professions Personnel Training Act of 1966, as amended, 1969. Available from Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. $1.00. 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, Bethesda, Maryland 20014. Telephone: (301) 496-6975. RELATED PROGRAMS: 13.304, Allied Health Professions Basic Improvement Grants; 13.305, Allied Health Professions Special Project Grants; 13.353, Medical Library Assistance Training Grants.

13.304 ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS BASIC IMPROVEMENT GRANTS

FEDERAL AGENCY: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE AUTHORIZATION: Public Health Service Act, Title III, Part G, as amended, Section 792; Public Law 78-410; Allied Health Professions Personnel Training Act of 1966; Public Law 89-751; Health Manpower Act of 1968; Public Law 90-490; Health Training Improvement Act of 1970; Public Law 91-519, 42 U.S.C. 295h-1.

OBJECTIVES: To increase the opportunities for training and to improve the educational programs that prepare students in medical technology, optometric technology, dental hygiene, and the other allied health professions designated by the Secretary as eligible for support.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants.

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Grant funds may be used for any purpose to improve the professional or technical component of those educational programs for which the grant is awarded.

Grant funds may not be expended for (1) construction (as defined in section 795(4) of the Public Health Service Act, as

amended): (2) research: (3) research training: (4) student assistance: (5) patient care: or (6) operation of hospitals. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility: Junior colleges, colleges, and universities which meet the requirements of an allied health "training center" as specified in the authorizing legislation. 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 the headquarters office listed below. The application consists of a form NIH-1562.

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: Announced annually at time application materials are distributed. Deadline date falls between November 1 and December 31.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Approximately 4 months.
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: The formula amount is equal to $5,000 multiplied by the number of curriculums for which support is awarded, plus $500 multiplied by the number of full-time students receiving training in the professional or technical component of such curriculums. No matching requirement. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: 1 year grant period. Funds remain available for the succeeding 12 months. Letter of credit system or Monthly Cash Demand 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: 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 grant accounts in an institution. FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

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

Obligations: (Grants) FY 70 $9,701,000; FY 71 est $9,750,000; and FY 72 est $10,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $9,728 to $177,697; $27,500.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: In fiscal year 1970, 302 junior colleges, colleges and universities received Basic Improvement Grants. These awards represent 717 allied health training programs in which full-time students were enrolled. In fiscal year 1971, an estimated 340 grants will be awarded, providing assistance to about 800 programs with a total enrollment of approximately 30,000 students.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: CFR Title 42, Part 57, Subpart 4, Section 57.701 - 57.716. Allied Health Professions Educational Improvement Program: Basic Improvement Grants. No charge. Report to the President and the Congress. The Allied Health Professions Personnel Training Act of 1966, as amended, 1969. Available from Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office: Associate regional health director for manpower in the HEW regional offices (see appendix for listing). Headquarters Office: Division of Allied Health Manpower, Bureau of Health Manpower Education, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20014. Telephone: (301) 496-6975. RELATED PROGRAMS: 13.303, Allied Health Professions Traineeship Grants for Advanced Training; 13.305, Allied Health professions Special Project Grants; 13.353, Medical Library Assistance Training Grants.

13.305 ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS SPECIAL PROJECT GRANTS

FEDERAL AGENCY: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE AUTHORIZATION: Public Health Service Act, Title III, Part G, as amended, Section 792; Public Law 78-410; Health Training Improvement Act of 1970, Public Law 91-519; 42 U.S.C. 295h-1. OBJECTIVES: To plan, establish, develop, demonstrate or evaluate programs, methods or techniques for training of allied health personnel.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants.

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Grant funds must be used solely for the purposes described in the approved application. Grant funds may not be used for (1) financial assistance to students, (2) patient care or other service operations of hospitals, (3) research (except for research regarding the educational process as it relates to the various allied health professions; e.g., to improve the quality of education and shorten the time for the formal education course, to develop new teaching techniques, and to develop methods of evaluating the educational program), (4) construction.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility: Public or nonprofit private agencies, organizations and institutions.

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

APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination: Consultation and advice on preparation
of an application is available from the administering agency.
Application Procedure: Application is sent directly to the
headquarters office listed below. The application consists of a
form NIH-1562, to be obtained from that office.
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: March 1, November 1.

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

Renewals: Not applicable.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Maximum grant period of 5 years with annual review of continuation applications. 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: 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 grant accounts in an institution. FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

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

Obligations: (Grants) FY 70 $1,238,000; FY 71 est $4,495,000; and FY 72 est $14,745,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $5,000 to $2,000,000; $125,000.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: In fiscal year 1970, 26 awards were made for development of curriculum and training methods for new types of health personnel. In fiscal year 1971, this program has been expanded to supplement a broad range of projects for experiment, demonstration, and institutional improvements in programs from fiscal year 1970. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: 42 CFR 57. Allied Health Professions Special Project Grants. No charge. INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office: Associate regional health director for manpower in the 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: 13.303, Allied Health Professions Traineeship Grants for Advanced Training; 13.304, Allied Health Professions Basic Improvement Grants.

13.306 ANIMAL RESOURCES

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 plan, implement, and establish a national effort to provide animals of the kind and in quantities needed for all branches of specialized medical research.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants.

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Projects funded may include: resource projects for improving the institution's animal resource program, including equipment, minor renovation, and salaries of personnel for time spent on the improvement programs; laboratories for diagnosis and control of naturally occurring diseases of experimental animals; development of special colonies with unique characteristics; studies to determine physiological, anatomical, and behavioral baselines and/or optimal husbandry practices for animals with research potential; research projects on the etiology, pathogenesis and control of laboratory animal disease; research projects to determine optimal environmental conditions for laboratory animals; projects for gathering the disseminating information and biological materials such as virus registries, pathology registries, etc.; and regional primate research

centers.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility: Public or nonprofit private institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other private, nonprofit institutions seeking to establish, continue, or enlarge programs consistent with the objectives of the Animal Resources program. Beneficiary Eligibility: Same as applicant eligibility. In addition, individual scientists should contact primate centers for information on collaborative and visiting scientist programs. Credentials/Documentation: None.

APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination: Applications are available from the program manager.

Application Procedure: Submission of Public Health Service Grant Application (PHS-398, Rev. 3-70) to the headquarters office listed below according to instructions contained therein. 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.

Deadlines: February 1, June 1, and October 1.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: About 4 to 6 months.
Appeals: None.

Renewals: Renewals are required every 1 to 5 years, depending on the grant. Council approval needed. ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements: None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: 1 to 5 years before renewal required.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports: Progress reports and expenditure reports are required annually.

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

Records: Expenditure reports are required to be maintained in support of the annual progress report and must be available when required.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

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

Obligations: (Grants) FY 70 $14,224,000; FY 71 est $14,974,000; and FY 72 est $14,974,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $4,000 to $2,100,000; $50,000.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Improved quality and availability of animal resources required for medical research funded at approximately $500,000,000 annually. Program supports 68 animal resources and seven primate research centers. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: 42 CFR 52. Grants for Research Projects, Policy Statement PHS-Publication 1301, no charge. Animal Resources Program Information for Applicants - no charge.

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: 13.367, Animal Resources - Fellowships; 13.368, Animal Resources - Training Grants.

13.307 ARTHRITIS AND METABOLIC DISEASES - FELLOWSHIPS

FEDERAL AGENCY: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE AUTHORIZATION: Public Health Service Act, as amended, sections 301(c), (h); 308(b) (1), (2); 433(a); 42 U.S.C. 241, 289a-289c. OBJECTIVES: To support individuals seeking postdoctoral research experience. Applications are assigned to this Institute where research experience is sought in areas making up the institute mission, such as arthritis, diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolic diseases generally; the full range of human nutrition, diseases of blood, of the musculoskeletal system and of the kidneys. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants.

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Individual stipend, tuition cost; supply allowance to institution. Awards are not made for purpose of clinical training.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility: Individuals with doctoral degree (M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.V.M., or other applied science degrees). Beneficiary Eligibility: Same as applicant eligibility. Credentials/Documentation: Acceptance certification from fellowship institution and professional referees. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Preapplication Coordination: None.

Application Procedure: Application forms are available from the Career Development Review Branch, Division of Research Grants, National Institutes of Health, and should be submitted to the same address.

Award Procedure: Reviewed by appropriate specialty committee.
Successful applicants will be notified by Program Directors,
National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases.
Deadlines: Three annual deadlines, subject to revision, indicated in
instructions.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 9 to 12 months.
Appeals: By resubmission of application.
Renewals: By competitive application.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements: Supply allowance serves to defray only small part of expense incurred by institution. Fringe benefits are not included.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Usually up to 2 years; range 3 months to 3 years. Fellowship may be activated any time within a 12-month period of the award date. POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS: Reports: None, except on inventions. Audits: None.

Records: Activation notice must be submitted to activate fellowships; receipts must be submitted to authenticate tuition allowances.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification: 09-30-0884-0-1-651.

Obligations: (Grants) FY 70 $5,482,000; FY 71 est $5,740,000; and FY 72 est $5,094,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $1,750 to $31,400;

$16,076.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 347 fellowships were awarded during fiscal year 1970.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: 42 CFR 61; "Information for Postdoctoral Fellowships," PHS publication 1438, no charge; "Information for Special Fellowships," PHS publication 1405, no charge. INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
Headquarters Office: Fellowships Officer, Extramural Programs,
Room 605A Westwood Building, National Institute of Arthritis
and Metabolic Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda,
Maryland 20014. Telephone: (301) 496-7348.

RELATED PROGRAMS: 13.308, Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases -
Fellowships; 13.309, Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases Research
Grants.

13.308 ARTHRITIS AND METABOLIC DISEASES - GRADUATE TRAINING GRANTS

FEDERAL AGENCY: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE AUTHORIZATION: Public Health Service Act as amended, Sections 301(d), (h); 433(a); 42 U.S.C. 241, 289a-289c.

OBJECTIVES: To assist public and other nonprofit institutions in establishing, expanding, or improving training opportunities for individuals interested in careers in research and teaching in the specific areas making up the institute's mission.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants.

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: The grants may include both stipendiary support for trainees and defrayal of certain institutional training costs as set forth in publication described under program literature below.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility: Teaching institutions including universityrelated medical centers that have demonstrable capability in both attracting qualified training candidates and providing development experience needed in preparation for teaching and research

careers.

Beneficiary Eligibility: Institutions and trainees. Credentials/Documentation: None. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination: None.

Application Procedure: Completion of application (PHS Form 2499-1) available from the Career Development Review Branch, Division of Research Grants, National Institutes of Health, and completed forms should be returned to the same address. Award Procedure: Following review by appropriate Training Committee, the successful applicant is notified by a Program Director, National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases. Deadlines: Three annual deadlines, subject to revision, indicated in instructions.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: 18 months; long leadtime essential to planning and recruitment.

Appeals: By resubmission of application.
Renewals: By competitive application.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements: Nonstipendiary component

provides only small defrayal of research costs, which must be met from sources such as research grant. Indirect cost allowances is limited to 8 percent of direct costs.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: 5-year commitment carries July 1 anniversary date and 12-month budget periods; 5-year commitment may be renewed.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports: Annual reports (substantive, invention, expenditure) with request for succeeding 12-month award; comprehensive summary based on experience with individual trainees required of competing renewal applications, or at time of termination where renewal is not planned.

Audits: By representatives of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Records: Trainee appointment records and others, as detailed in policy statement.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification: 09-30-0884-0-1-651.

Obligations: (Grants) FY 70 $15,072,000; FY 71 est $15,072,000; and FY 72 est $11,475,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $20,000 to $223,000; $52,125.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 299 training programs were financed during fiscal year 1970, with 770 trainees (full time) and 72 trainees (part time).

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: 42 CFR 64; "Grants for Training Projects" (policy statement); PHS publication No. 1302, revised 1967, amended 1969, no charge. INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office: Not applicable. Headquarters Office: Training Officer, Extramural Programs, Room 605A Westwood Building, National Institutes of Arthritis and

Metabolic Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda,
Maryland 20014. Telephone: (301) 496-7348.

RELATED PROGRAMS: 13.307, Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases -
Fellowships; 13.309, Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases Research
Grants.

13.309 ARTHRITIS AND METABOLIC DISEASES - RESEARCH GRANTS

FEDERAL AGENCY: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE AUTHORIZATION: Public Health Service Act, as amended, particularly sections 301, 431-433, 42 U.S.C. 241, 289a-289c. OBJECTIVES: To support basic laboratory research and clinical investigations extramurally, in the various arthritides including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout and bursitis, collagen diseases such as lupus erythematosis, metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus and cystic fibrosis, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology (including diseases of the liver).

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: These grants are awarded in support of research projects which are germane to the mission of the NIAMD. Grantee must participate in the cost of each research project. The PHS "Grants for Research Projects: Policy Statement" as revised July 1, 1967, provides guidelines to grantee institutions as to the basic policy requirements under which PHS

research grants are administered. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility: Individuals and public and nonprofit institutions, who propose to establish, expand, and improve research activities in the health sciences and related fields germane to this Institute's mission. Proposals must be favorably recommended by the National Advisory Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases Council.

Beneficiary Eligibility: Same as applicant eligibility. Credentials/Documentation: No credentials or documentation required with applications except for those that the applicant feels will help establish the scientific worth of his proposal. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination: None.

Application Procedure: PHS Form 398 with current instructions available from the Research Grants Review Branch, Division of Research Grants, National Institutes of Health, and completed

forms should be submitted to the same office.

Award Procedure: Following review by the appropriate Study
Section and Council the successful applicant is notified by a
Program Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and
Metabolic Diseases.

Deadlines: Three annual deadlines, indicated in instructions.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: 6 to 9 months.
Appeals: Resubmission of application.

Renewals: Renewals by competitive application and review.
Extensions by request and administrative action.
ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements: Current legislation requires that the grantee also participate in the cost of each research project. Cost-sharing agreements are individually negotiated with the grantee.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Grants may be recommended for up to 5 years. Awards usually made for 12-month budget periods.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports: Annual and terminal progress reports. Also annual reports of inventions and reports of expenditure. Annual certification as of July 1, 1970, with respect to grantee institution assurance that research involving human subjects is carried out as provided in "Protection of the Individual as a Research Subject," May 1, 1969.

Audits: Grants are subject to audit by Government auditors as described in the policy statement available from the Research

Grants Review Branch, Division of Research Grants, National
Institutes of Health.

Records: Financial records, including documents supporting accounting records and substantive charges to each grant must be maintained until at least 5 years after the end of the project or until audit is completed, if sooner. FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification: 09-30-0884-0-1-651.

Obligations: (Grants) FY 70 $79,159,000; FY 71 est $80,715,000; and FY 72 est $84,228,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $25,000 to $663,500; $37,821.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2,243 awards were made under this program during fiscal year 1970.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: 42 CFR 52 "PHS Grants for Research Projects." (Policy statement); no charge.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
Headquarters Office: Associate Director, Extramural Programs,
Room 603A Westwood Building, National Institute of Arthritis
and Metabolic Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda,
Maryland 20014. Telephone: (301) 496-7455.

RELATED PROGRAMS: 13.307, Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases -
Fellowships; 13.308, Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases - Graduate
Training Grants.

13.310 BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES SUPPORT GRANTS

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

OBJECTIVES: Conceptually identical to General Research Support Grants (13.337), these awards to nonhealth professional components of academic institutions are designed to assist them in the maintenance, development, and advancement of their biomedical research capabilities.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Grants may support: new research activities; pilot projects; salaries of professional and technical personnel, stipends, tuition, fees for persons engaged in health research and research training, and travel, conferences, and scientific communications; central or shared research resources and general purpose research equipment; alterations and renovations; certain activities formerly covered by grants, and supplemental grants during an active grant year for research projects where additional funds are necessary to cover institutionwide salary increases; and collaboration among research disciplines where project-type research is difficult to formulate.

Funds may not be used for: indirect costs, new construction; library support; consultant fees to staff members or employees of grantee institution; broad institutional planning activities; salary support for research/administrative positions, etc.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility: Institutions of higher education (other than a health professions school), or separate colleges or campuses within a state university system, which are accredited or approved by a nationally recognized accrediting agency, by a state department of education, or by a state university. They must be engaged in health-related research and must have received a minimum of $200,000 in appropriate NIH and NIMH research project grants within the latest complete 12 month period, July 1 through June 30, inclusive.

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

APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination: None.

Application Procedure: Applications are made on form NIH-147-1, Biomedical Sciences Support Grants Application, obtained from

the office listed below. They should be completed and returned to the same office.

Award Procedure: Appropriate applications are referred to the National Advisory Health Council for review and recommendations. Upon recommendation of approval of an application by the National Advisory Health Council, an award can be made by the National Institutes of Health.

Deadlines: The deadline is established annually. Normally the closing date is in February.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: About 3 months.
Appeals: None.

Renewals: Grants must be renewed annually.
ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements: A formula based on the total dollar amount of appropriate support from the PHS for biomedical research in the institution is used to determine the amount of dollars for which the institution is eligible.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Length of assistance is for a 1 year period.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports: Annual narrative progress and expenditure reports are required.

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

Records: Must submit an annual report which includes a report of expenditures and a narrative of the accomplishments.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

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

Obligations: (Grants) FY 70 $7,125,000; FY 71 est $6,777,000; and FY 72 est $6,400,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $31,000 to $200,000; $63,053.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: The BSS grants awarded during fiscal year 1970 enabled the 113 grantee institutions to support research which the grantee institution's own administrative staff elected to support, and provided institutions with resources not readily obtained through individual grants and which could be provided more economically as central resources.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: "Biomedical Sciences Support Grant General Policy and Information Statement," no charge.

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