Trans-NIH Research Support

To provide support for new initiatives designed to address major opportunities and gaps in biomedical research that no single NIH institute could address alone, but which the agency as a whole can pursue to stimulate the progress of biomedical research and to catalyze changes that will serve to transform

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new scientific knowledge into tangible benefits for public health.

Information on recent and current initiatives is available at http://commonfund.nih.gov/.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Director of the Office of Strategic Coordination, phone 301-402-7617.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Medical University Of South Carolina $ 358,405   2019-01-012023-12-31
University Of Wisconsin System $ 2,199,600   2018-09-302023-09-29
Sloan-kettering Institute For Cancer Research $ 429,250   2018-09-072023-08-31
Drexel University $ 391,250   2018-09-072023-08-31
President And Fellows Of Harvard College $ 355,570   2018-09-072023-08-31
Washington University, The $ 381,250   2018-09-192023-08-31
California Academy Of Sciences $ 313,300   2018-09-172023-08-31
Scripps Research Institute, The $ 483,750   2018-09-072023-08-31
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory $ 993,218   2018-09-112023-08-31
Whitehead Institute For Biomedical Research $ 487,500   2018-09-072023-08-31



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To support research and other projects that will accelerate fundamental biomedical discovery and translation of that knowledge into effective prevention strategies and new treatments.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Awards can be made to domestic, public or private, for-profit or nonprofit organization, university, college, hospital, laboratory, or other institution, including State and local units of government, and individuals.

Some initiatives will accept applications from foreign organizations.

Additional details on eligibility are specified in the Common Fund Grants and Funding Opportunities funding announcement, listed at http://commonfund.nih.gov/.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Institutions as described above.

Credentials/Documentation

Applications must be submitted in compliance with instructions provided with each initiative. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Prepare and submit applications according to instructions provided in the applicable Common Fund Grants and Funding Opportunities announcement, located at http://commonfund.nih.gov/ . Most awards made under this program are subject to 2 CFR 200, as implemented by 45 CFR 75 ?Public Welfare, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for HHS Awards?. The policies and procedures generally applicable to NIH grants are set forth in the NIH Grants Policy Statement (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps/index.htm). Some awards made under this program use 'Other Transaction Authority' which are not subject to the same regulations as grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.

Award Procedures

Applications are reviewed for scientific and technical merit by a scientific review group and for program relevance by a national advisory council/board.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Public Health Service Act, Title IV, Section 402A, Public Law 109-482, 42 U.S.C 282A.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The length of the review cycle is four to nine months.

Appeals

A principal investigator may question the substantive or procedural aspects of the review of his/her application by communicating with the NIH Scientific/Research contact, as provided on an initiative. A description of the NIH Peer Review Appeal procedures is available on the NIH Web site at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not97-232.html .

Renewals

Renewal (competing continuation, type 2) applications to Common Fund programs are not accepted unless specifically accepted by NIH staff.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Almost all awards are made for at least one year, with additional support (up to four more years) depending on the recommendation of the scientific review group, the national advisory council, successful annual performance, and availability of funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: drawn from established accounts.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual progress reports and selected financial reports are required for continuing projects.

Final progress reports, invention statements, and expenditure reports are required at the end of the projects.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Annual progress reports and selected financial reports are required for continuing projects.

Final progress reports, invention statements, and expenditure reports are required at the end of the projects.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Most awards made under this program are subject to the audit requirements of OMB 2 CFR 200, as implemented by 45 CFR 75, Subpart F, and in the NIH Grants Policy Statement (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps/index.htm). Some awards made under this program use 'Other Transaction Authority' which are not subject to the same regulations as grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.

Records

Grantees generally must retain financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records that are required by the terms of a grant, or may reasonably be considered pertinent to a grant, for a period of 3 years from the date the annual FSR is submitted. For awards under SNAP (other than those to foreign organizations and Federal institutions), the 3-year retention period will be calculated from the date the FSR for the entire competitive segment is submitted. Those grantees must retain the records pertinent to the entire competitive segment for 3 years from the date the FSR is submitted to NIH. Foreign organizations and Federal institutions must retain records for 3 years from the date of submission of the annual FSR to NIH. See 45 CFR 75 and 92.42 for exceptions and qualifications to the 3-year retention requirement (e.g., if any litigation, claim, financial management review, or audit is started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until all litigation, claims, or audit findings involving the records have been resolved and final action taken). Those sections also specify the retention period for other types of grant-related records, including F&A cost proposals and property records. See 45 CFR 75 and 92.36 for record retention and access requirements for contracts under grants. In accordance with 4 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 75, the HHS Inspector General, the U.S. Comptroller General, or any of their duly authorized representatives have the right of timely and unrestricted access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of recipients that are pertinent to awards in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts, transcripts, and copies of such documents. This right also includes timely and reasonable access to a recipient?s personnel for the purpose of interview and discussion related to such documents. The rights of access are not limited to the required retention period, but shall last as long as records are retained.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0846-0-1-552.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $613,925,000; FY 17 est $623,900,000; and FY 18 est $504,000,000 - These numbers include estimates for use of 'other transactions.' FY18 number is assuming PB level of funding.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$10,000 to $15,462,500 with the average being $737,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Director of the Office of Strategic Coordination, phone 301-402-7617.

Headquarters Office

Elizabeth Wilder NIH OD OFFICE OF THE STRATEGIC COORDINATION 6001 EXECUTIVE BLVD RM 8180D, MSC 9500 , Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9500 Email: Elizabeth.Wilder@nih.gov Phone: (301) 402-7617 Fax: (301) 435-7268.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Funding decisions are based on scientific merit (42 CFR 52h) and program relevance. Scientific merit review encompasses: the peer review criteria detailed in the specific funding announcement, as well as the significance, approach, and innovation of the proposed research; the competency of the principal investigator; the adequacy of the resources and environment; the proposed budget and requested period of support; and, where applicable, the adequacy of the measures for protecting against adverse effects upon humans, animals, or the environment.



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