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National Research Services Awards
RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
Health Service Act, Title IV, Part G, Section 487(d)(3), as amended;
National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1993, Public
promote postdoctoral research training programs in primary medical
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National Research Services
Awards (NRSA) are made directly to applicant institutions to enable
them to award NRSAs for research training in primary medical care
to eligible individuals selected by them. Each individual that receives
a NRSA is obligated upon termination of the award to comply with
certain service and payback provisions. Recipients in the first
12 months of postdoctoral support will incur one month of obligation
for each month of support. Postdoctoral trainees in the 13th and
subsequent months of NRSA support will not incur any further service
obligation. Furthermore, the 13th and subsequent months of postdoctoral
training serve to discharge the NRSA payback obligation.
Domestic public or private nonprofit organizations or institutions
may apply for training grants. The applicant institutions must have
or expand training programs designed to develop competent investigators
in the methods and techniques of conducting research in primary
medical care. State or local governments and U.S. Territories are
eligible. For profit-making organizations are not eligible. All
persons supported as fellows or trainees must be citizens or non-citizen
nationals of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted for
permanent residence. Eligibility is limited to individuals affiliated
with entities having received grants or contracts under Sections
747, 748, or 749 of the Public Health Service Act.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Individuals and public or private nonprofit organizations or institutions,
including State or local governments and U.S. Territories, who
have received grants or contracts under Sections 747, 748 or 749
of the Public Health Service Act, are the beneficiaries of this
An individual applicant for a fellowship must document receipt
of a doctoral degree and acceptance by an appropriate institutional
sponsor. Institutional applicants for training grants must document
their research and training experiences, staff, curriculum, facilities,
and other resources available. For other grantees, costs will
be determined by DHHS Regulations 45 CFR 74 Subpart Q.
Coordination: While there is no program requirement
for preapplication, informed preapplication consultation to prospective
applicants is available upon request from the Division of Medicine
and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and
Services Administration (HRSA). This program is eligible for coverage
under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs."
An applicant should consult the office or official designated as
the single point of contact in his/her State for more information
on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for
assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
The new URL (Uniformed Resource Locator) for the Bureau of Health
Professions (BHPr) Grants Page is "http://www.hrsa.gov/bhpr/grants".
This year BHPr has decided to use Adobe Acrobat and Word to publish
its grant documents on the Web page. In order to download, view
and print Adobe Acrobat documents, you will need a copy of Adobe
from the Internet by going to the Adobe Web page ("http://www.adobe.com")
and downloading the version which is appropriate for your operating
system, i.e., Windows, Unix, Macintosh, etc. A set of more detailed
instructions on how to download and use the Adobe Acrobat Reader
can be found on the BHPr Grants Web page under "Notes on this
Applications are reviewed for scientific merit by a committee
including nonfederal consultants who are selected from appropriate
scientific fields. HRSA considers the recommendations of the review
committee, program interest, and the availability of funds in
the final selection of grantees. When such decisions are made,
applicants are notified and a formal award notice is issued. Before
receiving support, all individual fellows and institutional trainees
must submit required forms, including a payback agreement.
Application deadlines are available on the World Wide Web at address:
Range of Approval/Disapproval
Time: From 5 to 6 months from receipt of application.
Appeals are only available to grantees.
Competitive continuations may be submitted during the final budget
period of the approved project period.
Formula and Matching
Requirements: This program has no statutory
formula or matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing
of Assistance: No individual may receive more
than 3 years of aggregated National Research Service Award support
at the post-doctoral level, including any combination of support
from institutional and individual awards. Institutional training
grants may be awarded for project periods up to 5 years. Awards
are made on an annual basis and it is expected that expenditures
will be made within the budget period awarded. After awards are
issued, funds are released in accordance with the payment procedure
established by the grantee with the Department of Health and Human
Services (DHHS), which may be the Electronic Transfer System or
a Monthly Cash Request System.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
A final progress report is required 90 days after the end of the
project period. Annual and final financial status reports are required
for Institutional National Research Service Awards. The financial
status reports must be submitted within 90 days after the close
of each budget period and the end of the project period. Annual
reports of activities for tracking payback provisions are required
of all fellows and trainees upon termination of support.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, (Revised,
June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit
Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance
of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a
program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities
that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt
from Federal audit requirements for the year, except as noted
in Circular No. A-133.
Financial records, including all documents to substantiate charges,
must be maintained. Records may be destroyed 3 years after the
end of the budget period if an audit occurs and is completed by
that time; if an audit has not occurred, records must be retained
until 3 years following the audit; or, if an audit is underway,
until the resolution of audit findings.
(Grants) FY 01 $7,000,000; FY 02 est $7,000,000; and FY 03 est
and Average of Financial Assistance:
The range of awards in FY 2016 is $159,362 to $400,000. The average award is $365,889.
In fiscal year 2001, 27
continuation awards were made. It is anticipated that 27 awards
will be made in fiscal years 2002 and 2003.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND
PHS Grants Policy Statement,
DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994.
Regional or Local
Svetlana Cicale, MPH. Project Officer. Medical Training and Geriatrics Branch, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15N130D, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (301) 443-7271 Fax: 301-443-8890
Web Site Address:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
family physicians, and general internists to conduct primary medical
care research based on the practice conditions encountered by primary
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
The major elements in
evaluating proposals include assessment of: (1) history of performance
of preceptors and trainees; (2) primary care research focus; and
(3) trainee recruitment and retention.