Release Date: April 4, 2011
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
This Notice informs prospective applicants of changes in the RFA-MD-11-004, NIMHD Science Education Initiative (R25), direct cost budget percentage caps, and in population groups targeted for outreach and information dissemination. The purpose of the percentage cap changes is to give applicants more flexibility in designing their programs.
In Part 2. Section II, Other Award Budget Information, Personnel Costs:
Delete: "It is expected that in aggregate no more than 25% of the total direct costs will be allocated to personnel costs (other than participants' salaries) in any year of the project.”
Add: “It is expected that in aggregate no more than 50% of the total direct costs will be allocated to personnel costs (other than participants' salaries) in any year of the project. Applications that exceed this limit may not be reviewed.”
In Part 2. Section II, Other Award Budget Information, Participant Costs:
Delete the following:
“Within the direct cost budget cap, the NIMHD will support up to 25% per year in direct costs to cover the following expenses to:
1. The PD/PI to provide leadership, management, coordination and evaluation of the Program;
2. Faculty critical to the design, development, implementation and refinement of the specialized curriculum essential to the research education and didactic needs of the Program;
3. A curriculum coordinator; and
4. For advertising and recruitment in order to attract the best possible candidates to the Program but NOT for any entertaining.”
(Clarification: Deletion of this wording does not mean that these expenses are unallowable).
In Part 2. Section I, Funding Opportunity Description, e) Outreach and Information Dissemination Initiative:
Replace: “population groups that fall significantly below the health status benchmarks in the seven leading disease categories of Healthy People 2020” with “health disparity population groups."
All other aspects of this FOA remain unchanged.
Please direct all inquiries to:
DeLoris Hunter, PhD
Office of Scientific Programs
National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20892
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