NCMHD Administrative Supplements For Regional Seminar Series on Health Disparities

Notice Number: NOT-MD-08-003

Key Dates
Release Date: May 27, 2008
Receipt Date: July 1, 2008
Earliest Anticipated Start Date: September 30, 2008

Issued by
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) (http://www.ncmhd.nih.gov)

Purpose

The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) announces the availability of funds to supplement active, eligible NCMHD grants (P20, P60, R24, S21and S22) to support the NCMHD regional seminar series on health disparities. The purpose of the regional seminar series is to share and disseminate minority health and health disparities research findings and to increase the participation by health professionals and community stakeholders in the effort to eliminate health disparities.

Background

The mission of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) is to promote minority health and to lead, coordinate, support, and assess the NIH effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities. In this effort NCMHD will conduct and support basic, clinical, social, and behavioral research, promote research infrastructure and training, foster emerging programs, disseminate information, and provide outreach to racial and ethnic minorities and other health disparity populations. The NIH defines health disparities as differences in the incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, and burden of diseases and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups (http://www.nih.gov/about/hd/strategicplan.pdf, page 7).  The specific population groups are African Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, subpopulations of all of the above, and medically underserved populations (i.e., socio-economically disadvantaged individuals in rural and urban areas).

Objectives

The objective of this notice is to provide supplemental funding for active, eligible NCMHD-funded grants ( P20, P60, R24, S21 and S22) to support the NCMHD regional seminar series on health disparities to share and disseminate minority health and health disparities research findings and to increase the participation by health professionals and community stakeholders in the effort to eliminate health disparities.

Special Requirements

Budget and Administration

For FY 2008, NCMHD intends to provide administrative supplements for regional seminar series on health disparities to approximately five active, eligible NCMHD-funded grants (P20, P60, R24, S21 and S22) depending on availability of funds. The existing grant must have at least one year remaining at the time that the supplement is awarded. Supplements may be requested for up to $150,000 in direct cost for one year only. Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs will be paid at the full, negotiated rate. The supplement may not extend beyond the project period of the parent grant.

The application for administrative supplements will undergo a program, grants management and budget review within NCMHD. Administrative supplements may be submitted at any time, but no later than July 1, 2008. It is anticipated that supplemental funding will begin no later than September 30, 2008.

Post-Award Requirements

A one-page progress report addressing the results of the supplement-funded activities will be required. It should be included as an addition to the next progress report of the parent grant submitted after the completion of each supplement’s budget period.

Application Procedures

Grantees wishing to apply for a supplement should submit an application (an original and three copies) that includes the following:

  1. A cover letter signed by the Project Director/Principal Investigator citing this notice, NOT-MD-08-003, and requesting an administrative supplement.

  2. The PHS-398 grant application form must be used to request an administrative supplement. Page 1 of the PHS-398 grant application form must include the signature of the authorized Institutional Official.  In Line 2, insert "ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENTS for NCMHD Regional Health Disparities Research Seminar Series".

  3. A brief proposal describing the project, including:
    1. Specific aims of the parent grant (indicate the grant number);
    2. Specific aims of the proposed NCMHD Regional Health Disparities Research Seminar Series:.
    3. An abstract of the proposed NCMHD regional seminar series on health disparities;
    4. A detailed plan for the regional seminar series on health disparities including: purpose, location (s), dates and times, biographical sketches of potential speakers, topics, regional institutions/invitees;
    5. Applicant must propose organizing at least 4 regional seminars on health disparities;
    6. A detailed evaluation plan;
    7. Budget with justifications;  and
    8. Biographical sketches of all key personnel.

     4. The maximum length of the entire proposal without appendices is 10 pages. 

Send the original application and three copies to NCMHD. Do not send these materials to CSR.

Send by U.S. postal mail to:

NCMHD Regional Seminar Series on Health Disparities Supplements
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 800, MSC 5465
Bethesda MD 20892-5465

Inquiries

Inquiries concerning this notice are encouraged. The opportunity to clarify issues or questions from potential applicants is welcome.

Direct your questions about programmatic issues to:

Nathan Stinson, Jr., PhD, MD, MPH
Acting Chief, Office of Scientific Programs
Division of Extramural Activities & Scientific Programs
National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 800, MSC 5465
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5465
Phone: 301-402-1366
FAX:    301-480-4049
E-mail: stinsonn@mail.nih.gov

Direct your questions about fiscal matters to:

Priscilla Grant, JD, CRA
Chief Grants Management Officer
Division of Extramural Activities & Scientific Programs
National Center on Minority Health & Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 800, MSC 5465
Bethesda, MD 20892-5465
Phone: 301-402-1366
FAX:    301-480-4049
E-mail: grantp@mail.nih.gov


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