Alcohol Research Center Grants
To provide long-term support for a concerted and multi-disciplinary research effort into the problems of alcohol use and alcoholism by coordinating the activities of investigators from biomedical, behavioral, and social science disciplines around a basic research theme. An alcohol research center is expected to realize its greater potential for contributing to the basic store of knowledge about alcohol and alcoholism and to become a significant regional and national resource.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 10/11/2010 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: National Institutes of Health
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Public Health Service Act, as amended, Sections 301 and 464J; 42 U.S.C. 241 and 42 U.S.C. 285n-2.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State and local governments, any domestic (nonfederal) public or private nonprofit and for-profit institution may apply for a center grant. However, the proposed center must be affiliated with an institution, such as a university, medical center, or research center, that has the resources to sustain a long-term coordinated research program around a central theme related to problems of alcohol use and alcoholism. An applicant institution must demonstrate the ability to attract high quality scientists, from biomedical, behavioral, and social science disciplines, who are willing to make a long-term commitment to alcohol research. In addition, the applicant must assure that alcoholism related research and clinical training opportunities will be available.
Public and private nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
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 Regulations 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?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. The standard application forms, as furnished by PHS must be used by grant applicants. This program is subject to 45 CFR Part 92 for State and local governments and Circular No. A-110 for nonprofit organizations.
Grants in support of approved applications are awarded directly to the applicant institution by the NIAAA.
Dec 02, 2009 Deadlines will be announced in specific Requests for Applications (RFA) to be published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. Contact Headquarters Office listed below for deadline dates.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The time from receipt of application to final action is approximately 9 to 10 months.
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 www.nih.gov/grants/guide/1997/97.11.21/n2.html .
Support is recommended for a specified project period of up to 5 years. Prior to termination of a project period, the grantee may apply for renewal of support for a new project period. An application for renewal is processed as a competing request.
How are proposals selected?
Scientific/technical merit, the feasibility of the research, alcoholism implications and relevance to NIAAA priorities and public health issues are all considerations in determining what projects will be funded.
How may assistance be used?
Alcohol research center grant funds may be used for support of core resources including, for example, salaries of center personnel, services and facilities shared by center personnel, and program enrichment activities such as symposia. Support for individual components may include staff salaries, supplies, publication, travel and equipment. Funds may not be used for training, although the applicant is required to demonstrate an institutional training capacity related to alcohol. Funds may not be used for purchase of any land or the purchase, construction, preservation or repair of any building, and grantees must have sufficient laboratory facilities and reference services to carry out the grant. Support will be provided for up to 5 years (renewable for subsequent periods) to qualifying centers selected for funding. No annual grant may exceed $2,000,000 in total costs. The actual amount of support awarded will depend upon the appropriateness of the proposed center budget to the approved Center program, as well as the availability of funds.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Centers will be required to submit detailed annual progress reports (including substantive information about research results to date, status of ongoing research, research plans for the next year and any modifications in long-term research plans). Also, inventions reporting, financial status reports, final progress reports, and other reports are required to be filed in accordance with PHS policy. Cash reports are not applicable. Centers will be required to submit detailed annual progress reports (including substantive information about research results to date, status of ongoing research, research plans for the next year and any modifications in long-term research plans). Also, inventions reporting, financial status reports, final progress reports, and other reports are required to be filed in accordance with PHS policy. Centers will be required to submit detailed budget reports in accordance with PHS policy. The Cnter directior will be responsible for the performance of the center activities. NIAAA Program officer will monitor progress in accordance with PHS policy.
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 2.an 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
The normal project period for an alcohol research center grant is 5 years. Grantees may apply for renewal of support on a competing basis. Within the project period, continuation applications must be submitted on a non-competing basis for each year of approved support. Payments 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: The applicant will be notified of award through an NGA (Notice of Grant Award). The award will be released electronically through DNS/CCR.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. The Headquarters Office (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) is responsible for the administration of this program.
Ranga V. Srinivas, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health
5635 Fishers Lane Room 2085 , Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (301) 451-2067. Fax: (301) 4437-043
(Project Grants) FY 08 $27,276,000; FY 09 est $27,276,000; FY 10 est $27,276,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects