REVISED RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN FELLOWSHIP ACTIVATION NOTICE (PHS 416-5),  
TERMINATION NOTICE (PHS 416-7), PAYBACK AGREEMENT (PHS 6031) AND  
PAYBACK ACTIVITIES CERTIFICATION (PHS 6031-1) NOW AVAILABLE

RELEASE DATE:  October 30, 2002

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-03-006

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

EFFECTIVE DATE:  The revised "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research 
Service Award Fellowship Activation Notice" (PHS 416-5, Rev. 6/02), 
"Information and Termination Notice for Fellows and Trainees Completing 
a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award" (PHS 416-7, Rev. 
6/02), "Payback Agreement" (PHS 6031, Rev. 6/02) and "Annual Payback 
Activities Certification" (PHS 6031-1) are now available and will be 
accepted immediately.  Use of the previous versions (Rev. 12/98) will 
be accepted through December 31, 2002.  However, the 12/98 versions of 
the 6031 and 6031-1 will continue to be accepted indefinitely. Note, 
there are no changes in the data items of these forms. 

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