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Announcing New Business Processes and Confirming the Transition of Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship (“F”) Applications to Electronic Submission
Summary:  Effective with the August 8, 2009 submission date, all grant applications for the Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowships (F-series) will require electronic submission through to eRA Commons.  Paper applications will not be accepted for submissions on or after the August 8 transition.

Approved Oncology Drugs Now Available From DCTD In Plated Sets
More than 50 oncology drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration are now available from DCTD in plated sets for drug discovery efforts. Researchers may use the sets for many potential purposes, including comparing their compounds with approved oncology drugs and performing drug combination studies. Approximately 30 other approved oncology drugs will be available as a second plated set soon.

New business process for submitting revised abstracts, specific aims, and/or public health relevance statements when changing the scope of proposed research projects
This notice is to advise applicants of a new business process for documenting changes in scope for proposed research projects. These changes can result from applicant discussions with NIH grants management or program staff and require that the applicant provide NIH with updated Project Summary/Abstract, Specific Aims, and/or Public Health Relevance sections.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)

The recent ARRA legislation provides an unprecedented level of funding ($8.2 billion in extramural funding) to the NIH to help stimulate the US economy through the support and advancement of scientific research. While NIH Institutes and Centers have broad flexibility to invest in many types of grant programs, they will follow the spirit of the ARRA by funding projects that will stimulate the economy, create or retain jobs, and have the potential for making scientific progress in 2 years.

The ARRA also provides $1 billion to the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) to support extramural construction, repairs, and alterations in support of all NIH funded research institutions and $300 million for shared instrumentation and other capital equipment to support all NIH activities.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipend and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2009

This Notice establishes new stipend levels for fiscal year (FY) 2009 Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and fellows. The budgetary categories described in this Notice are effective only for Kirschstein-NRSA awards made with FY 2009 funds.  All FY2009 awards issued using FY2008 stipend levels will be revised to increase the stipend category to the FY2009 level.  See link for tables and rates.

Notice of Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY2009

This notice contains a list of recent mandates that remain in effect or have been made permanent.  See link for detailed list and explanation of mandate.

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