Alcohol Research Career Development Awards for Scientists and Clinicians


To provide support for increased research experience relating to the problems of alcohol abuse and alcoholism prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation; and to raise the level of competence and increase the number of individuals engaged in such 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 III, Section 301, Public Law 78-410, 42 U.S.C. 241, as amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards, Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards, Independent Scientist Awards, Senior Scientist Awards, and Academic Career Awards for clinical faculty are made to appropriate research centers, medical schools, departments of psychiatry, non-medical academic departments, psychiatric hospitals or hospitals with psychiatric services, community mental health centers, biomedical research institutes, and departments of behavioral science on behalf of individuals who need the opportunity to realize research potentials. The individuals in all cases must be citizens or nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Individuals must qualify by scholastic degree and previous training and/or experience.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Public and private profit or nonprofit organizations.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. For-profit grantees' costs will be determined in accordance with Subpart 31.2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations. 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. Applications are submitted electronically using the SF424 forms through citing appropriate FOA. Completed applications are reviewed by nonfederal consultants and recommend for support on the basis of merit. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 and OMB Circular No. A-110, as appropriate.
Award Procedure
All NIAAA Research Career Development Awards for scientists and clinicians are recommended for approval by the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and those approved for payment are awarded directly by NIAAA to the applicant institution.
Oct 01, 2009 February 1, June 1, and October 1.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
A range of 240 to 270 days from submission of the application.
A principal investigator may appeal the substantive or procedural aspects of the review of his/her application to the staff of the Institute. A description of the NIH Peer Review Appeal procedures is available on the NIH home page .
Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards, Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards, Independent Scientist Awards, Senior Scientist Awards, Mentored Patient Oriented Research Career Development Awards, Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award, and Academic Career Awards are made for 5-year periods with renewal for Independent Scientist Awards and Senior Scientist Awards. Mid-career Investigator Awards in Patient-Oriented Research are renewable for one additional 5-year period if the candidate still meets the stated requirements.
How are proposals selected?
The following considerations are used in determining projects to be funded: (1) Evidence of the candidate's potential to develop and/or perform as an outstanding research scientist; (2) overall scientific and technical merit of the proposed research plans; (3) relevance to NIAAA priorities; (4) the potential contribution to the field of alcohol abuse and alcoholism; and (5) availability of funds.
How may assistance be used?
Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards (K01), Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards (K08), and Independent Scientist Awards (K02) provide support for individuals with research potential who need additional development and/or experience in a productive research environment. Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) and Mid-career Investigator Award in Patient Oriented Research (K24) and Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (K25) are also available. Senior Scientist Awards (K05) are also available to enable senior investigators to devote full-time to research. Academic Career Awards (K07) are also available for clinical faculty development. Awards are available for 5 years of salary support (up to 75 percent of the legislated maximum salary of $161,200) for the individual candidate, fringe benefits and 8 percent indirect costs. Specialized training costs and limited research costs are allowable under certain circumstances. Salary support may be supplemented by the sponsoring institution from nonfederal funds.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Interim Progress Reports are required annually as part of continuation applications.
A Final Invention Statement is also required at end of support. Annual financial status reports are required at the end of each year of support, at termination. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. In accordance with OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend $500,000 or more in a year in Federal awards shall have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133, but records must be available for review or audit by appropriate officials of the Federal agency, pass-through entity, and Government Accountability Office (GAO).

In accordance with 45 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 74.26, for-profit (commercial) organizations are subject to audit requirements for a non-Federal audit if, during it s fiscal year, it expended $500,000 or more under HHS awards and at least one award is a HHS grant or subgrant. The regulation incorporates the thresholds and deadlines of OMB Circular No. A-133, but provides for profit organizations with two options for the type of audit that will satisfy the audit requirement:
1.a financial related audit of the HHS awards in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, or audit that meets the requirements of OMB Circular No. A-133.

In accordance with NIH grants policy, Foreign grantees are subject to the same audit requirements as for-profit (commercial) organizations.
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 74.53 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 74.48 and 92.36 for record retention and access requirements for contracts under grants.
In accordance with 45 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 74.53(e), 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 recipientâ₏™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.
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
Payment will be made either on a Monthly Cash Request System or under an Electronic Transfer System. Necessary instructions for the appropriate type of payment will be issued shortly after an award is made. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Applicant will be notified of award twerms through a notice of Grant Award (NGA) and funds are released electronically to applicant's institutuion.
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 $12,051,000; FY 09 est $12,346,000; FY 10 est $12,346,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
42 CFR 52; Guidelines included in application kit; PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (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. Applicants should also obtain NIAAA additional information to the NIH Career Development Program Announcements (K AWARDS) NIH Guide, Volume 24, Number 26, July 21, 1995, which is also available on the NIAAA Home Page.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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