Alcohol National Research Service Awards for Research Training


To assure the maintenance of an adequate supply of well-trained alcohol researchers through the award of both individual fellowships and grants to training institutions for support of training at both the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels and for Senior Fellowships and M.D./Ph.D. Fellowships. Special predoctoral fellowships are also available for students with disabilities and for minority students. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports awards for training in clinical research, treatment assessment research, problems of health promotion and alcoholism prevention, and basic biological and behavioral processes applicable to alcohol research.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 10/11/2010 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: National Institutes of Health
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Public Health Service Act, Title IV, Section 487, as amended, Public Law 99-158, 42 U.S.C. 288.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Domestic public or private nonprofit organizations may apply for institutional training grants. The sponsoring institution for a fellowship application may be a domestic private (profit or nonprofit) or public institution. The applicant institution must have, or be able to develop, the staff and facilities to provide the proposed research training in an environment suitable for performing high quality work. An applicant for individual predoctoral support must be enrolled in a doctoral degree program by the proposed activation date of the fellowship. A postdoctoral applicant must have received a doctoral degree. All individuals to be supported under the National Research Service Awards (NRSA) program must be a citizen or noncitizen national of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals; public and private, profit or nonprofit organizations for fellowships. Public and private nonprofit organizations for institutional training grants.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. For other grantees, costs will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulation 45 CFR Part 74, Subpart C, Section 74.27. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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 Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. The applications are submitted electronically through using appropriate SF424 forms. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State and local governments and OMB Circular No. A-110 for nonprofit organizations.
Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed for scientific merit by nonfederal consultants recruited nationwide from the alcohol research field. Applications other than fellowship must also be reviewed by the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. If recommended for approval and a decision to make an award is made, a formal award notice will be sent to the applicant and sponsor. Students to be supported must submit required forms, including a payback agreement for postdoctoral level trainees.
Dec 05, 2009 Individual: April 5, August 5, and December 5; Institutional: May 10.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
> 180 Days. From 5 to 7 months.
A principal investigator may question the substantive or procedural aspects of the review of his/her application by communicating with the staff of the Institute. A description of the NIH Peer Review Appeal procedures is available on the NIH home page .
By law, an individual may receive no more than 5 years of support in the aggregate at the predoctoral level and 3 years of support in the aggregate at the postdoctoral level under the NRSA program (through an individual and/or institutional award). Any exception to these limitations requires a waiver from the Director of the awarding Institute based on review of justification from the awardee and the program director for the institutional grant.
How are proposals selected?
The following considerations are used in determining projects to be funded: (1) Scientific and technical merit; (2) facilities and environment for the training program; (3) previous training records; (4) relevance to NIAAA priorities; and (5) potential contribution to field of alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
How may assistance be used?
Individual grants are made to fellows seeking predoctoral or postdoctoral support for full-time research training. An institutional allowance will be provided, upon request, to the sponsoring institution for each awardee. In addition, any domestic public or nonprofit institution may apply for an institutional research training grant in a specified area of research from which a number of stipend awards will be made to individuals selected by the training program director at the institution. Support is available for both predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and for Senior Fellowships and M.D./Ph.D. Fellowships. Special predoctoral fellowships are also available for students with disabilities and for minority students. Actual tuition and fees are allowable for trainees, and an amount for institutional expenses will be provided. Indirect costs may be requested at 8 percent of total direct costs, exclusive of tuition and related fees and expenditures for equipment, or actual indirect costs, whichever is less. Postdoctoral fellows and trainees in the first 12 months of postdoctoral NRSA support incur one month of payback obligation for each month of support. The 13th and subsequent months of postdoctoral NRSA support are considered payback service for prior postdoctoral support. Predoctoral fellows and trainees do not incur a service payback obligation. Stipend levels will be $16,500 for predoctoral awards and from $28,260 to $44,412 for postdoctoral awards dependent upon the number of years of relevant experience. Research training support may not be used for intern or other clinical training.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Annual progress reports are required. Annual financial status reports are required for institutional National Research Service Awards. Annual reports of activities for tracking payback provisions are required from all postdoctoral fellows upon termination of support. The NIAAA Program officer will monitor performance through the review of annual progress reports.
Not Applicable.
Records must be retained for at least 3 years; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if audit findings have not been resolved. Records relating to individual payback obligations are retained for one year after the individual has fulfilled or has been excused from fulfilling the payback obligation.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Policy limits an application for predoctoral fellowship support up to 5 years, and up to 3 years for postdoctoral support. Senior Fellowships are up to 2 years and M.D./Ph.D. Fellowships are for up to 6 years. Awards for institutional grants may be made for project periods of up to 5 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The applicants are notified of award through an NGA and funds are released electronically to the applicant institutions through DUNS/CCR.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Ranga V. Srinivas National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health
5635 Fishers Lane Room 2085

, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: Phone: 3014512067 Fax: 3014437043
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Training) FY 08 $11,284,000; FY 09 est $1,128,400; FY 10 est $11,284,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
42 CFR 66; Guidelines included in application kits. PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 90-50,000, (REV.) April 1, 1994. Specific program announcements are available electronically from the NIAAA World Wide Web Home Page on the Internet at or from the NIH Home Page under Institutes and Offices.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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